We hope you're ready to dance because we have some great news, One Day at a Time, fans! Four months after Netflix cancelled the modern-day remake of the classic Norman Lear series, the well-loved TV show has been revived and renewed for season four by CBS-owned cable network, Pop TV. The network picked up the family comedy for a 13-episode season, set to air in 2020.
This is the first time a broadcast network has rescued a cancelled streaming series and great news for fans who have been campaigning for someplace to pick up the series. The series stars Justina Machado as Penelope, the newly divorced matriach of a Cuban-American family living in the same house with her activist daughter, Elena (Isabella Gomez); her teen son, Alex (Marcel Ruiz); and her fabulously traditional mother, Lydia (played by EGOT winner Rita Moreno). The cast also includes good friend/landlord Schneider (Todd Grinnell) and Penelope's boss Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky).
ODaaT ended it's third season with Penelope's graduation from nursing school, a newly sober Schneider, and Lydia and Dr. Berkowitz flying to Cuba to scatter the Lydia's late husband's ashes at sea. According to Deadline, the fourth season will continue along these storylines and feature Elena talking about college, Penelope becoming a nurse practitioner, Victor being newly married, and Lydia left in Cuba.
"One of the things about Pop that made it really exciting for us — they made it very clear that they wanted to keep making the show we want to make; that's all you want to hear as a creator," showrunner Calderón Kellett told Deadline. "We have this type of storytelling in a Norman Lear fashion, we love telling it about this family, especially right now when the Latinx community is still pretty vilified in the press by the administration, so to be able to put something forward that is positive and hopeful about a Latin immigrant family doing right in America seems important. We are really honoured and thrilled to be able to do it and so grateful to Pop and to Sony for allowing us to continue to tell this important story."