Netflix is saying goodbye to “One Day at a Time.”
Announced this morning, the streaming platform has officially canceled the critically acclaimed family comedy after 3 seasons. The news comes just over a month after the show’s third season debuted on the platform, where it was welcomed with a similarly warm critical reception as its first 2 seasons.
“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 Calderón 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,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, in a statement today.
“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.”
“One Day at a Time” remained a critical darling throughout its entire 3-season run, but as is the case with all shows that air on Netflix, its viewership statistics were kept under wraps. Based solely on Sarandos’ statement above though, it’s clear the show didn’t draw in a large-enough audience to satisfy the streaming titan, resulting in its cancellation today.
The show’s producer, Sony Pictures Television, is reportedly planning on shopping the series around at other outlets, in an attempt to find “One Day at a Time” a home somewhere else.
Meanwhile, all 3 seasons of “One Day at a Time” are available to stream now on Netflix.