The news was met with disappointment by the show's legions of admirers, especially its Latinx fans who were treated to a rare reflection of their own families and lives on television.
"At my age, I can testify that you are never too old to have your heart broken", 96.5-year-old Norman Lear said in a bittersweet note "to the beloved cast, crew, and fans of " following the comedy series' cancellation by Netflix after three seasons.
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Netflix shared the news on Thursday and explained why it made the choice to not continue the series, saying, "We've made the very hard decision not to renew One Day At A Time for a fourth season".
"One Day at a Time" remained a critical darling throughout its entire 3-season run, but as is the case with all shows that air on Netflix, its viewership statistics were kept under wraps. "The outpouring of love for this show is a firm reminder to us that we must continue finding ways to tell these stories". This was a very hard 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. "I don't understand how Netflix cancelled a TV show like One Day At A Time [which] literally had an entire eipsode talking about depression". The streamer said the hard decision to not renew the series "did not come easily", but the choice was made after "not enough people watched to justify another season". "Either way our three seasons will always exist and be there for you and for us".
The show's producer, Sony Pictures Television, is reportedly planning on shopping the series around at other outlets, in an attempt to find "One Day at a Time" a home somewhere else.