ONE DAY AT A TIME Cancelled at Netflix but Lin-Manuel Miranda Calls on TV Execs to Save It

I recently started watching the Netflix original One Day at a Time, and I have been enjoying it. I’ve also seen quite a bit of love for it on social media which is why I was shocked at the end of last week when I saw that Netflix had cancelled the show. After all, the third season recently debuted. Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, released the following statement about the cancellation:

It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time. I’ve personally spoken with Norman and co-creators Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce to express my gratitude to them, all the writers, the dedicated crew and the cast, including the brilliant Justina Machado and dazzling Rita Moreno, for creating a series with such humor, heart and humanity. This was a very difficult decision, and we’re thankful to all the fans who’ve supported the series, our partners at Sony and all the critics who embraced it. While it’s disappointing that more viewers didn’t discover One Day at a Time, I believe the series will stand the test of time.

According to this statement, it appears the cancellation was due to low ratings despite very positive reviews. Another idea is that Netflix simply doesn’t want to pay Sony a licensing fee for the series. You combine these two suspected reasons and it’s no wonder Netflix cancelled the series. However, this may not be the end.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has piped up and called on NBC to renew the show similar to how the network saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine after it had been cancelled over at Fox. While Miranda started by calling on NBC, his series of tweets eventually called upon other networks like Hulu, Amazon, ABC, and CBS.

You can check out all three seasons of One Day at a Time on Netflix now. Where would you like the show to end up? You can find a tweet from executive producer Mike Royce below about the situation.

Via: THR

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