Netflix has picked up a third season of its comedy “One Day at a Time.”
The announcement Monday comes exactly two months after the show’s second season debuted on the streaming service — and after a swell of social-media demand from fans and several “What are you waiting for?” pieces from TV critics.
Netflix, as we all know by now, doesn’t release viewership data on its shows. The two-month span between premiere and renewal is just about the same amount of time as the gap between when Season 1 premiered (Jan. 6, 2017) and when it was picked up for Season 2 (March 4).
Two months is also not that much longer than the average lag between debut and renewal for a Netflix show. Eleven scripted series that debuted after “One Day at a Time’s” first season have been renewed; the average time between premiere and renewal announcement for those shows has been 43 days. (That doesn’t include “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, which went five-plus months between debut and renewal.)
The remake of the 1970s-80s Norman Lear sitcom stars Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez, an Army veteran and single mother to two kids, Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz). The show also stars Todd Grinnell as Schneider, Penelope’s landlord, and Rita Moreno as her mother.
“One Day at a Time” has earned pretty much universal praise from critics; the show currently sports a 98% rating on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
The show joins these series that have been renewed for 2018-19 and beyond.