Netflix has decided to end the One Day at a Time reboot and there won’t be a fourth season. “We’ve made the very difficult decision not to renew One Day at a Time for a fourth season,” the streaming service said. “The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season.”
The statement went on to say: “Thank you Norman Lear for bringing this series back to television. Thank you Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce for always making us laugh and never shying away from bravely and beautifully tackling tough subject matter in a meaningful way.
“To Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Rita Moreno: thank you for inviting us into your family. You filled this show with so much heart and warmth and love, it truly felt like home.
“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.”
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, issued the following statement: “It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time. I’ve personally spoken with Norman, and co-creators Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, to express my gratitude to them, all the writers, the dedicated crew and the cast including the brilliant Justina Machado and dazzling Rita Moreno for creating a series with such humor, heart and humanity. This was a very difficult decision and we’re thankful to all the fans who’ve supported the series, our partners at Sony, and all the critics who embraced it. While it’s disappointing that more viewers didn’t discover One Day at a Time, I believe the series will stand the test of time.”
You can view Mike Royce’s statement in the tweet below.
— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) March 14, 2019
The third season of One Day at a Time launched on Friday, February 8th and consists of 13 30-minute episodes. A reimagining of Norman Lear’s iconic sitcom, One Day at a Time is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family navigating the ups and downs of life.
A single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidant.
Through a contemporary lens, One Day at a Time offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad — and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile.
The One Day at a Time Season 3 cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Isabella Gomez, and Marcel Ruiz. The executive producers include Norman Lear, co-creators/co-showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, and Michael Garcia and Brent Miller. One Day at a Time was produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.