Netflix has decided to end “One Day at a Time” after three seasons on the platform. The series was a reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family.
The story followed a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating her newly single life while raising her teenaged daughter and awkward tween son. All the while she has the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a building manager named Schneider.
The cast included Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Isabella Gomez, and Marcel Ruiz. Netflix previously described the series stating, “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.”
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, talked about the cancellation today in a statement that read, “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.” Sarandos added, “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.”
While Netflix has ended the show, Sony Television will be shopping it around other networks. The show could find a home elsewhere, but we will have to wait a few days before any rumors start circulating.
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