After three seasons on Netflix, the Latinx-focused reboot of One Day at a Time was canceled back in March. Although fans and cast and crew of the show knew that it was a possibility since getting season three on the air had its own campaign, there was still disappointed after the announcement came.
But now there’s good news. CBS-owned and operated Pop TV has picked up the series and announced the show will return on its network in 2020.
“I really loved the show; it made me laugh and made me cry, and I also felt it was such an important show that dealt with love and inclusion and acceptance and diversity, a single mother head of household and socio-economic issues,” Pop TV president Brad Schwartz told Deadline. “It was such a well-constructed and beautiful show, and it had a lot of the same themes and a lot of the same emotion that Schitt’s Creek has. It felt that show belonged on Pop and on a network that also had Schitt’s Creek, so we started dreaming ‘what if’.”
The deal not only includes the fourth season for Pop TV but all three previous seasons moving over to the Pop TV platform.
“We love making the show, we love these people, we love this cast,” Calderon Kellett, the show’s creator and showrunner, said. “We love this type of storytelling in a Norman Lear fashion, we love telling it about this family, especially right now when the Latinx community is still pretty vilified in the press by the administration, so to be able to put something forward that is positive and hopeful about a Latin immigrant family doing right in America seems important. We are really honored and thrilled to be able to do it and so grateful to Pop and to Sony for allowing us to continue to tell this important story.”
Pop TV is on most cable services and is described as a network “for Modern Grownups, engaged fans who came of age in the ‘80s and ‘90s raised on network TV.”
In the meantime, here’s one of our favorite scenes from the show featuring Rita Moreno: