Twitter exploded into mayhem when the Netflix original One Day At a Time was canceled after three seasons, but don’t fret: The show is returning for a fourth season on Pop TV, a “historic move [that] is likely the first example of a scripted original series moving from a streaming platform to a cable network,” per THR.
The CBS-owned channel has picked the show back up, and it will premiere a 13-episode season in 2020. The show was canceled by Netflix a couple of months ago, and ever since, co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett has been in talks with multiple networks to find another home for the show.
“We are thrilled beyond belief to be making more One Day At A Time,” co-showrunners Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce told Variety. “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.”
The series began on Netflix in 2017, and revolves around three generations of a Cuban-American family. Inspired by the Norman Lear series of the same name from the ’70s, One Day At a Time follows single mom Penelope Alvarez as she deals with raising her two teenage kids Elena and Alex, all while dealing with the “help” of her mother, Lydia. The show not only garnered support with its cultural significance, but also through its LGBTQ representation.
Per the show’s new deal with CBS, it will be shown on the network’s channel later in 2020, after it’s run on Pop. CBS was also the original broadcaster for Lear’s original series from 1975 to 1984.
“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,” executive producer Lear told Variety. “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.”