One Day at a Time will be cancelled by Netflix unless it gets more viewers
21 February 2019, 12:31 | Updated: 21 February 2019, 12:33
Fans are campaigning to get Netflix to renew One Day at a Time' for season 4...
One Day at a Time is one of the best sitcoms on TV right now. The beloved Netflix series may only be three seasons old but, in that time, it's already established itself as one of the most important shows that Netflix has ever made. Every season of One Day at a Time covers groundbreaking themes (homophobia, racism, mental health), is hilarious (Rita Moreno always kills us) and brings us to tears (the end of season 2).
One Day at a Time is also one of the few series on TV today which centres a Latinx family and it does so in such a nuanced and impactful way. The fact that Penelope's daughter Elena is a lesbian is groundbreaking as are all of her great storylines. However, in spite of its critical acclaim and popularity with fans, Netflix are reportedly considering cancelling One Day at a Time unless it gets more viewers.
Will there be a 'One Day at a Time' season 4 on Netflix?
Taking to Twitter yesterday, One Day at a Time showrunner Gloria Caldéron Kellett revealed that the beloved show's future is in jeopardy. She wrote "Met with @Netflix about @OneDayAtATime S4. They made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but...we need more viewers. They'll decide soon. I wish I felt more confident".
One Day at a Time season 2 and 3 both have 100% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out Gloria's statement below.
NEWS: Met with @Netflix about @OneDayAtATime S4— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) February 20, 2019
They made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but...we need more viewers. They'll decide soon.
I wish I felt more confident
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Tell friends to watch! pic.twitter.com/bkbqxp0qDC
Understandably, fans are outraged and they're already doing all that they can to ensure that One Day at a Time is not cancelled ahead of season 4. Gloria ended her post writing "WHAT CAN YOU DO? Tell friends to watch!" and now viewers of the series from all around the world are taking to social media to campaign to get it renewed by tweeting the hashtag "#RenewODAAT".
Here are just a few of the tweets.
Bcuz #RenewODAAT is trending, I’ll say it again.— Michael🥴 (@michaelcollado) February 21, 2019
WHY does Netflix push this struggle renewal narrative for One Day at a Time only? They swiftly renew/cancel other shows & publish no ratings. Why do they force a fight for revival every season with this one show? I’m tired of it.
why u should be watching #OneDayAtATime on Netflix— jas (@homesucks) February 21, 2019
1. so fucking funny + sincere (at the same time CAN U BELIEVE)
2. rita moreno!!!!
3. justina machado’s cheek bones
4. will make u feel at home in early 2000s like u r watching nick @ nite w the laugh tracks n stuff #RenewODAAT
Honestly, if you haven't watched this show you are missing out on a modern classic sitcom. https://t.co/WfCFnvUour— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) February 21, 2019
WATCH THIS SHOW—classic family sitcom with a diverse cast!! single mom!! supportive family lgbt rep!! current cultural issues but not preachy!!— Zoe Noble 🌵🦔 (@thenoblezoe) February 21, 2019
and Rita Moreno!! steals!! the!! show!! as!! abuelita!! https://t.co/BSwfFKMQFz
this show means so much to me, there’s incredible rep with an amazing cast and they touch on so many important topics!! the writing and comedy is so well done, also!! the daughter is gay! she has a nb s/o!! and ofc, there’s RITA MORENO! #RenewODAAT pic.twitter.com/Ic2Q8E329X— vero ☀️ #renewodaat!! (@enbycatra) February 21, 2019
#ODAAT fans, we need your help. We adore this show and the representation and perspectives we get to bring to TV. So, if you’d like a S4, let @netflix know! Get your friends to watch! Spread the word! #RenewODAAT 🏳️🌈💃🏽👩👩👧👦❤️ https://t.co/MsvuTzx2Um— Isabella Gomez (@Isabella_Gomez) February 20, 2019
In conclusion, it's time to get tweeting and spreading the word. We can't lose this show.