One Day At a Time Gets Cancelled Again at Pop TV
After successfully saving One Day At a Time from its surprising Netflix cancellation last June 2019, The Wrap brings word that Pop TV has officially decided not to renew the critically-acclaimed family sitcom for a fifth season. This cancellation comes five months after One Day At a Time concluded its 7-episode fourth season on its new home, which was actually cut short by six episodes due to the ongoing pandemic.
Executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett took to Twitter to confirm that Sony Pictures Television is still planning to shop the fan-favorite series to other networks or streamers in hopes of giving it a third home. Should the series secure another network, this would mark the first time that a sitcom has gone through three different networks.
One Day At a Time, the comedy-drama inspired by Norman Lear’s 1975 series of the same name, follows the life of Penelope Alvarez, a newly single Army veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups and downs of life. Now a nurse practitioner, Penelope is raising two strong-willed children. When faced with challenges, Penelope turns to her “old-school” mother Lydia, and her building manager Schneider, who has become an invaluable confidant. The series offers a contemporary take on what life looks like in both good and bad times, and how loved ones can help make it all worthwhile.
One Day At a Time stars Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez, Rita Moreno as Lydia, Todd Grinnell as Schneider, Isabella Gomez as Elena Alvarez, Marcel Ruiz as Alex Alvarez and Stephen Tobolowsky as Dr. Berkowitz.
It is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and GloNation in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Brent Miller serving as executive producers.