The #SaveODAAT Twitter campaign has finally paid off! Pop TV announced Thursday that it has officially picked up One Day at a Time for a 13-episode fourth season, set to air in 2020. As part of the deal, the new season will also be broadcast on CBS later in 2020.
"WE'RE BACK! Thanks to every fan who made #saveodaat trend worldwide, ONE DAY AT A TIME is heading to POP TV & we couldn't be more excited! We have many more stories to tell about & we can't wait to share them with you!," the producer wrote.
The news comes just a few weeks after creator and executive producer Mike Royce told fans at the ATX Television Festival that there was still hope for the series, which is a reboot of the Norman Lear 1975 classic. The beloved sitcom stars Justina Machado as a single Cuban-American mother and veteran trying to raise her two children in Los Angeles while also caring for her aging mother, played by PEGOT winner Rita Moreno. While the series was an instant critical darling, it struggled to find viewership on Netflix, and the streaming giant axed the sitcom earlier this year. Since then, there's been a rabid campaign to help the show, which tackles family issues with comedy and care, find a new home.
Rumors have been circulating since April that CBS was looking to save the show, with most thinking One Day at a Time could join CBS All Access. Instead, the sitcom will land at Pop, which CBS took the majority share of in March.
"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," said Brad Schwartz, Pop TV President in a statement. "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."
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