One Day at a Time to Continue on Pop TV


Pop TV has picked up One Day at a Time for a 13-episode fourth season that is set to premiere in 2020.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, One Day at a Time’s fourth season will air exclusively on Pop TV, which is now fully owned by CBS Corporation. The series, inspired by Norman Lear’s 1975 show of the same name, ran for three seasons on Netflix before its cancellation earlier this year. As part of the deal to pick up the new season, One Day at a Time will also be broadcast on the CBS Television Network later in 2020, following its run on Pop.

One Day at a Time follows the life of Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado), a newly single Army veteran and nurse practitioner, and her Cuban-American family as they navigate the ups and downs of life. Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz and Stephen Tobolowsky also star.

Pop TV President Brad Schwartz said: “How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next. If Schitt’s Creek has taught us anything, it’s that love and kindness always wins. Pop is now the home to two of the most critically praised and fan-adored comedies in all of television, bringing even more premium content to basic cable. We couldn’t be more proud to continue telling heartwarming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance and diversity that pull on your emotions while putting a smile on your face.”

Lear said: “Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day at a Time‘s cancellation. Today, I’m overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on. Thank you to my producing partner, Brent Miller, our incredibly talented co-showrunners, Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett, and of course, Sony, for never once giving up on the show, our actors or the possibility that a cable network could finally save a cancelled series that originated on a streaming service. And one last thank you, to Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Even this I get to experience—at 96.”

Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, executive producers and co-showrunners, commented: “We are thrilled beyond belief to be making more One Day at a Time. This show has meant so much to so many, and we can’t wait to dive in with our amazing new partners Pop and CBS. And we’d especially like to thank all of the fans for their undying support, helping us turn #SaveODAAT into #MoreODAAT.”

Sony Pictures Television President Jeff Frost added: “We are so honored to be associated with this exceptional series. It means so much to so many people. We were never willing to accept that the story of the Alvarez family might not continue and we undertook every effort to ensure that did not occur. We are so grateful to our new partners at Pop and CBS for believing in this series and working with us to bring it back. We are overjoyed to continue to work with the brilliant team of Gloria, Mike, Norman and Brent as well as this brilliantly talented cast.”