Pop TV has picked up the fourth season of ‘One Day at a Time’ after the fierce campaign war fought by fans to save the show. The new season will debut on the CBS-owned cable network Pop TV in 2020, reports The Wrap. The 13-episode season 4 of the sitcom will subsequently come to CBS after the Pop TV debut.
Netflix shocked the fans when the streamer axed ‘One Day at a Time’ after three seasons in March this year. The unlikely decision sparked a backlash from the fan communities on social media platforms. While the fans kick-started campaigns like “#SaveODAAT into #MoreODAAT” to save the show, showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett was in search of a new home for the series before finally setting on Pop on Thursday.
“We are thrilled beyond belief to be making more ‘One Day at a Time,” co-showrunners Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce are quoted as saying by Variety. “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.”
The multi-camera comedy is a reboot of the 1975 CBS sitcom of the same name developed by Norman Lear. The new series centers on the Cuban-American family in Los Angeles who navigates through stark realities of their present and haunting memories of the past. The Alvarez family members include a single mother Penelope (Justina Machado), her mother Lydia (Rita Moreno), and Penelope’s two kids, Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz). Todd Grinnell and Stephen Tobolowsky also play major roles in the series. While war veteran Penelope grapples with PTSD, anxiety and depression, her teen children have to deal with their own set of problems including adolescence, racial discrimination, bullying, and sexuality.
“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 in a statement. ‘One Day at a Time’ bowed on CBS forty years ago and season 4 is a homecoming for the sitcom. According to the new deal, the series will also come to CBS later in 2020, following its debut run on Pop.
Showrunner and executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett took it to Twitter on Thursday when she tweeted a photograph of the full cast saying, “We couldn’t be more excited! We have many more stories to tell about & we can’t wait to share them with you!.” Check out the tweet below.
Thanks to every fan who made #saveodaat trend worldwide, ONE DAY AT A TIME is heading to POP TV & we couldn't be more excited! We have many more stories to tell about & we can't wait to share them with you! Thank you @sptv & @PopTV! #moreodaat https://t.co/4grfsn9RA3 pic.twitter.com/oPsvXL7DC5
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) June 27, 2019
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