The key players behind a comedy series that has attracted a loyal grass-roots following are saying they will shop the program to other distributors after Netflix pulled the plug on the show, the Cuban-American revival of the family sitcom “One Day at a Time.”
Netflix broke the news this morning on Twitter, sending out a tweet saying: “We’ve made the very difficult decision not to renew ‘One Day at a Time’ for a fourth season. 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.”
Deadline notes that fans of the show, which stars Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, failed to save it this time around even though they were successful last year.
“For a second consecutive year, there had been a grassroots movement calling upon Netflix to renew praised multi-camera comedy ‘One Day at a Time,'” Deadline reports. “It worked last year, with the Latinx-themed reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom securing a third-season renewal. But there was no happy ending for this year’s #RenewODAAT Twitter campaign.”
The people behind the show were quick to offer words of encouragement to fans of the show. Deadline quotes a note to fans from the series’ developers, executive producers and co-showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce saying: “Along with our studio Sony, we will be exploring other places ‘One Day at a Time’ can live, and with any luck, we’ll find one. We had the time of our lives making this show… So while our hearts are very heavy, they also are bursting with appreciation for this amazing experience.”