Netflix cancels ‘One Day at a Time’

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Isabella Gomez, Justin Machado and Marcel Ruiz in ‘One Day at a Time.’ Photo by Ali Goldstein; courtesy Netflix)

Netflix has canceled “One Day at a Time” after three seasons.

The comedy-drama series, which was a reboot of the 1975 Norman Lear sitcom, centered on a Cuban-American family headed by matriarch Penelope (Justina Machado). Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz and Stephen Tobolowsky also starred.

“One Day at a Time” was praised for its LGBTQ-inclusive storyline featuring Penelope’s teenage daughter Elena (Gomez) who comes out as a lesbian.

Season three of the series began streaming on Feb. 8.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos released a statement on the cancellation saying: “It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time,” he said in a statement. “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. 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 Gloria Calderón Kellett also released a statement saying: “Last night, Netflix told us they are canceling” ‘One Day at a Time.’ 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 the appreciation for this amazing experience.”

The cast mourned the show’s cancellation with heartfelt messages on social media.

Buenas noches, mi amor

A post shared by Ed Quinn (@edwardquinn) on Mar 14, 2019 at 11:03am PDT

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