Fans of the Netflix knockout sitcom, One Day At A Time, are still confused and disappointed about the show’s cancellation – and they have all the reasons to feel so. It’s been more than a month since Netflix abhorrently axed the millennial take on Normal Lear’s hit 70’s comedy. Yet, the ambitious and dedicated creatives are not ready to lay down their arms. Recently, showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett, who has been secretly plotting to bring ODAAT back to life with true friends Melissa Fumero and Lin-Manuel Miranda, revealed that the mission to save ODAAT hasn’t failed. The executive is; in fact, hopeful that the team’s efforts will bear fruit, although the process may take some time.
Ya'll, it ain't over yet. It just takes time. We probably won't know anything for another month or so AT LEAST. #SaveODAAT
— Gloria Calderón Kellett aka Glorita to my family (@everythingloria) April 23, 2019
The Heartbreaking Cancellation Of One Day At A Time
Back in March, Netflix pulled the plug off One Day At A Time Season 3, not renewing it for a fourth season. The streamer casually put a ‘lack of viewership’ to blame, mostly to excuse its way out of the controversy that the cancellation almost immediately ignited.
Will CBS All Access Save One Day At A Time?
None of the show’s makers, actors, or fans welcomed its cancellation. Desperate to make amends, executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett even reached out to big networks on Twitter. Eventually, the calls echoed a few eager, positive responses. CBS All Access and The CW, in particular, expressed a keen interest in reviving the show. But, it turned out that Netflix was airing One Day At A Time with its little finger wrapped around it, which makes it impossible for interested parties to renew the show. According to Vulture, Apparently, Netflix can veto the sitcom’s move to a rival streaming platform for two years after its cancellation.
CBS All Access had even sent Sony an official bid for the sitcom to pick up where Netflix left off and keep it going for at least one more season. However, if Netflix intervenes, the much smaller streamer may not be able to revive One Day At A Time at all.
Gloria Calderon Kellett Is Not Going To Give Up
The flames that have for long pressed for a One Day At A Time revival have; however, now subsided. But for Gloria Calderon Kellett, the struggle is definitely not over yet. Gloria is hopeful that One Day At A Time will be back, and her efforts are being backed by noted celebrities including The Abby’s star, Natalie Morales.
Apart from Gloria Calderon Kellett, the man behind the original 70’s ODAAT, Norman Lear, is also trying on his part to request Netflix to let the show go.
Gloria’s dedication towards her show is a paradigm for the TV industry. Despite having a lot up her table, for instance, an all-new writing masterclass, the producer isn’t ready to compromise on One Day At A Time. If One Day At A Time eventually gets back on the air, it would be Gloria who would deserve the entire credit.
One Day At A Time on Netflix was a reboot of Norman Lear’s iconic 70’s sitcom. The new version of the show revolves around a Cuban-American family in LA and their struggles with mental illness, homophobia and racism in the US — all timely issues that made the sitcom a critical success.