ViacomCBS cancels One Day at a Time, Sony Pictures TV shopping again for new home
The show about a Cuban-American family, which launched in 2017 and is based on the Norman Lear sitcom of the same name, originated on Netflix but was canceled two years later and picked up by PopTV. Now that PopTV no longer works on scripted projects, One Day found a temporary home at CBS, which recently aired the show's truncated fourth season (which was shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic).
Sony Pictures Television is searching for a new home for the series, and executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett encouraged fans via social media not to be discouraged yet.
"Sadly, the news is out," Calderón Kellett tweeted Tuesday. "I'm not sad just yet, y'all. We still have some hope for new homes. Hang tight, my loves. You know that if I go down, I will go down swinging for this show (& cast & crew) I love. @OneDayAtATime #MoreODAAT #RepresentationMatters."
Fellow executive producer Mike Royce tweeted, "Much has changed at Viacom in the last year and unfortunately we won't be on Pop anymore. Thanks to everybody over there for the opportunity to do season 4. And guess what? We're still trying for season 5. What if #ODAAT was the first show ever on 3 networks?"
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS All Access had been in talks to pick up a fifth season of One Day at a Time, but the show's original deal with Netflix precluded a rival streaming service from reviving it until 2022.