One Day At A Time Cancelled by Netflix

After three well received seasons, Netflix has announced they're cancelling the heartfelt show ONE DAY AT A TIME.

As reported by Variety, an individual with knowledge of the situation says that producer Sony Pictures Television plans to shop the series elsewhere. We will have more on that as the news progresses.

Created by Gloria Calderon Kellett (JANE THE VIRGIN) and Mike Royce (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), the show follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother (Justina Machado), her teenage daughter (Isabella Gomez) and tween son (Marcel Ruiz), and her old-school mother (Rita Moreno). The series also starred Stephen Toblowsky and Todd Grinnell as the building manager turned invaluable confidante.

Apparently the show simply did not garner enough views to warrant a fourth sesaon, despite the fact that it was mostly positively reviewed by critics since the beginning. Season 1 averaged a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while both Seasons 2 and 3 are at 100%.

The reboot of the classic Norman Lear sitcom was executive produced by Lear himself, along with Michael Garcia and Brent Miller. The fact that yet another Netflix project helmed by an outside studio was cancelled begs the question of whether or not the mega corporation plans on cancelling every single one of their products that wasn't made in-house.

Heartbroken, Lear took to Instagram to share hits thoughts on the matter.


Thank you for the outpouring of love. #saveodaat To the beloved cast, crew, and fans of @odaatnetflix

A post shared by Norman Lear (@thenormanlear) on

It's hard not to take his last question to heart.

Netflix also said in a tweet thread announcing the cancellation, “And to anyone who felt seen or represented — possibly for the first time — by ODAAT, please don’t take this as an indication your story is not important. The outpouring of love for this show is a firm reminder to us that we must continue finding ways to tell these stories.”

Although Netflix is not obligated by any means to continue to fund a show that's not bringing in enough views, the representation of the Latino community in such an average, everyday, could-be-any-family scenario is a nugget of the industry whose absence will be sorely missed by fans of the series and the platform alike. Here's hoping the program finds a new home.

Source: VarietyTwitter



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