When Netflix cancelled critically-acclaimed sitcom One Day At a Time last March, fans of the series lamented the loss of a series that centered and celebrated a Latinx family. Now, in a Brooklyn Nine-Nine-esque turn of events, Vulture reports that Pop TV has picked up the series for a fourth season.
The move, Vulture notes, may be the first instance of a streaming original series crossing over to cable. While the first three seasons of the sitcom will remain available to stream on Netflix for the time being, the series will henceforth be branded as a Pop TV original. The new season was greenlit for 13 episodes and will premiere in 2020. Furthermore, the deal includes a provision for airing the fourth season on CBS, as an encore later in 2020.
The news comes months after fans rallied behind the #SaveODAAT campaign in March, which encouraged another platform to pick up the beloved series. While there were parallels between the situation and that of NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was cancelled by Fox in May 2018 and picked up by NBC a day later amidst an outpouring of fan support, it was unclear whether or not One Day At a Time would have the same fortune.
One Day At a Time, based on the network sitcom that aired from 1975-1984 and updated for present day, tells the story of the Cuban-American Alvarez family. The show has been praised for its handling of weighty concepts like mental health, racism, citizenship, and queerness. It stars Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Rita Moreno, and Marcel Ruiz.