Published: Fri, March 15, 2019

'One Day at a Time' canceled after 3 seasons by Netflix

'One Day at a Time' canceled after 3 seasons by Netflix

The modern-day remake of the beloved Norman Lear comedy followed a Cuban-American family led by a divorced, former military mom (Justina Machado), who was raising two teenagers - Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) - with the help of her traditional Cuban mother Lydia (EGOT victor Rita Moreno). The Hollywood Reporter clarified that even if it is bought, Netflix would own the first three seasons.

Isabella Gomez, 21, who played Elena on the show, responded to the news on social media. An outpouring of love from fans and cast-members alike spread on Twitter after the announcement, with people devastated to lose the show that celebrated and represented a Latinx family.

Fans of One Day at a Time have been left heartbroken after Netflix announced it's canceling the show after three seasons. I'm so grateful to have played Penelope Alvarez.

A reboot of the popular '70s sitcom, Netflix's One Day at a Time has been praised for not only its humor and witty writing, but for also tackling a variety of serious subjects including depression, sexual abuse, addiction, and coming out as queer. Other show co-creator, Gloria Calderón Kellett, shared a string of tweets about her gratefulness and experience with the show. And we keep going so that we can hopefully do it again & again. But believe in miracles. I do. The cancellation caps One Day's run at 39 episodes.


The post was met with a barrage of criticism from fans disappointed that the company hadn't invested in more marketing for the show.

Adapted by Kellett and Royce from Lear's original series of the same name, One Day at a Time was a critical darling with a social media following. "It's been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear", he said.

Netflix tweeted Thursday morning that they "made the hard decision" to cancel the show due to low viewing numbers.

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