Another show saved!
One Day At a Time will officially return for a season four thanks to Pop TV, the network announced Thursday.
Netflix had canceled the series, which is a reimagining of Norman Lear’s 1975 series, with Lear still serving as executive producer, in March to immediate fan outcry. Producers immediately started searching for a new home, and Vulture reported in April that Pop (which is owned by CBS) and CBS All Access were both interested in the series, which is produced by Sony.
Season four will consist of 13 episodes, and it will air on Pop in 2020. The show will then be broadcast on CBS later in the year as part of the new deal to continue the series.
Pop is also the home of Schitt’s Creek, which is currently heading into its sixth and final season.
“How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next,” said Brad Schwartz, Pop TV President, in a statement. “If Schitt’s Creek has taught us anything, it’s that love and kindness always wins. Pop is now the home to two of the most critically praised and fan-adored comedies in all of television, bringing even more premium content to basic cable. We couldn’t be more proud to continue telling heartwarming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance and diversity that pull on your emotions while putting a smile on your face.”
“Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day At A Time‘s cancellation. Today, I’m overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on,” said executive producer Norman Lear. “Thank you to my producing partner, Brent Miller, our incredibly talented co-showrunners, Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett, and of course, Sony, for never once giving up on the show, our actors or the possibility that a cable network could finally save a cancelled series that originated on a streaming service. And one last thank you to, Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Even this I get to experience—at 96.”
Co-showrunners Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, who led the charge on social media in March alongside fan Lin-Manuel Miranda, also expressed their joy in a statement.
“We are thrilled beyond belief to be making more One Day At A Time,” they said. “This show has meant so much to so many, and we can’t wait to dive in with our amazing new partners Pop and CBS. And we’d especially like to thank all of the fans for their undying support, helping us turn #SaveODAAT into #MoreODAAT.”
“We are so honored to be associated with this exceptional series,” added Jeff Frost, Sony Pictures Television President. “It means so much to so many people. We were never willing to accept that the story of the Alvarez family might not continue and we undertook every effort to ensure that did not occur. We are so grateful to our new partners at Pop and CBS for believing in this series and working with us to bring it back. We are overjoyed to continue to work with the brilliant team of Gloria, Mike, Norman and Brent as well as this brilliantly talented cast.”
One Day At a Time stars Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez, a newly single Army veteran, and her family. Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, and Stephen Toblowsky also star.
ODAAT is not the first show to beat cancellation, and it’s likely not the last. See the list of shows that returned from the dead below!