We haven't seen the last of the comedy series One Day at a Time, as the show has been picked up by Pop TV for a fourth season. The show was axed by Netflix earlier this year, leaving its future in question. While things looked grim, fans of the series took to social media to take part in a campaign to save the show, expressing their hope for another network to pick it up. It looks like those prayers have been answered, as Pop TV president Brad Schwartz confirmed the show's pickup in an official press release.
"When we looked at the success we've had with Schitt's Creek, we felt that was because of how it championed love and kindness, and how it has a lot of emotion mixed with a lot of heart and comedy. And when you look at One Day at a Time, you see it does the same [thing]. They deal with inclusion and love and acceptance and family. They pull on your emotions and they make you laugh. There are such parallels to what helped Schitt's Creek break through on Pop. 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."
One Day at a Time is a loose remake of Norman Lear's '70s sitcom of the same name, reimagined with a Hispanic family. Starring on the comedy series are Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Rita Moreno. It follows a Cuban-American family living in the Los Angeles suburb of Echo Park, with the matriarch of the family a former war veteran suffering from PTSD. The series is known for highlighting the very real issues Latinos in America face on a regular basis, such as racism and immigration.
Originally, One Day at a Time premiered on CBS, airing its first season in the spring of 2017. When the network chose not to renew it for a second season, Netflix swooped in to save the comedy series. After Season 2 premiered exclusively on the streaming service, the network ordered a third season which aired this past February. Unfortunately, Netflix pulled the plug on the show's production in March, seemingly putting an end to the show's run after three seasons. As we know now, One Day at a Time will be given new life once again at a new home, meaning we'll have at least four overall seasons of the show.
Netflix has gotten to be somewhat notorious for pulling the rug out from under many of their popular shows. Axing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and all of the other Marvel shows made many subscribers unhappy, though this could have come as a consequence of Marvel's acquisition by Disney. Still, Netflix controversially ended the original series Santa Clarita Diet earlier this year after just three seasons, and have since announced the upcoming new seasons for Fuller House and Lucifer will also serve as the final seasons for each show. Their flagship series Orange Is the New Black will also be ending its run next month when Season 7 premieres on the streaming service.
Pop TV may not be the most well-known television network, but the arrival of a canceled Netflix series will certainly help bring more attention to it. The network is also host to the critical darling Schitt's Creek with Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara and also airs the reality series Big Brother: After Dark. We'll see how much picking up a series canned by Netflix will boost the network's overall viewership. Season 4 of One Day at a Time will premiere on Pop TV with 13 new episodes in 2020. This information comes to us from Vulture.