Netflix has opted to not pick up its family comedy, One Day at a Time, despite the show receiving critical praise during it’s past three seasons.
The third season recently debuted on Feb. 8 and the series has a 98 percent rating among critics and 91 percent audience score on RottenTomatoes.com. Based on the 1975 original show created by Norman Lear, the reboot focused on a Cuban-American family and touched on relevant cultural and social themes.
In his cancellation statement, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said: “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.”
Executive producers Mike Royce and Calderon Kellett addressed the cancellation via Twitter, saying: “We had the time of our lives making this show. We worked with the best, most giving and talented cast, writers and crew ever, as well as the incomparable Norman Lear. So while our hearts are very heavy, they are also bursting with appreciation for this amazing experience.”
They also said: “We’ve worked on many shows, but never have we experienced the outpouring of love, connection and support like we have with ODAAT. Along with our studio, Sony, we will be exploring other places One Day at a Time can live, and with any luck we’ll find one. Either way our three seasons will always exist and be there for you and for us. In the meantime, we want to thank everybody who watched. We love you. Familia Para Siempre.”