Good News for ODAAT Fans!

As you may recall, I am a huge fan of the remake of One Day at a Time, and I participated in the campaign to try to save it, and I was devastated when Netflix canceled it.

image of the primary cast of One Day at a Time on the dance floor at Elena's quinceanera
Oh my heart.

I know many of you were right there with me, so here is some good news for all of us: Showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett has struck a deal with the Pop network to air a 13-episode fourth season in 2020! Yayayayayayay!
"We are thrilled beyond belief to be making more One Day At A Time," said co-showrunners Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce. "This show has meant so much to so many, and we can't wait to dive in with our amazing new partners Pop and CBS. And we'd especially like to thank all of the fans for their undying support, helping us turn #SaveODAAT into #MoreODAAT."

..."Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day At A Time's cancellation. Today, I'm overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on," said executive producer Norman Lear in a statement. "Thank you to my producing partner, Brent Miller, our incredibly talented co-showrunners, Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett, and of course, Sony, for never once giving up on the show, our actors, or the possibility that a cable network could finally save a cancelled series that originated on a streaming service. And one last thank you to, Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Even this I get to experience — at 96."

As part of the pick-up deal, the series will also be broadcast on CBS later in 2020, following its run on Pop, which also airs Schitt's Creek among other shows. CBS was home to the original series which aired on the network over 40 years ago.

"How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next," said Pop TV president Brad Schwartz. "If Schitt's Creek has taught us anything, it's that love and kindness always wins. Pop is now the home to two of the most critically praised and fan-adored comedies in all of television, bringing even more premium content to basic cable. We couldn't be more proud to continue telling heartwarming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance, and diversity that pull on your emotions while putting a smile on your face."

I was hoping for NBC to pick up ODAAT and add it to their Thursday night block alongside The Good Place, Superstore, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, where it would have been a perfect fit, but running on Pop with Schitt's Creek is a damn fine place to land, too, especially with a network executive who so clearly gets the show.

This is very happy news indeed! Huzzah!

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