Norman Lear Says ‘I Wish I Could Understand’ Why Netflix Canceled ‘One Day at a Time’

Norman Lear said Thursday that “I wish I could understand Netflix’s decision” to cancel the reboot of his 1970s-era sitcom, “One Day at a Time.”

“At my age, I can testify that you are never too old to have your heart broken. I’m also convinced love and laugher add time to one’s life,” Lear said in a statement he posted on his Twitter account. “I can’t thank Netflix and our partners at Sony enough for the three seasons, but I wish I could understand Netflix’s decision to not pick us up for a fourth. Is there really so little room in business for love and laughter?”

Thank you for the outpouring of love. #saveodaat

To the beloved cast, crew, and fans of @OneDayAtATime: pic.twitter.com/qboxcQPMq1

— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) March 14, 2019

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Netflix canceled the series after 3 seasons on Thursday. “The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season,” the streamer said in a statement.

Despite critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase, the show was on the bubble all three seasons; Fans launched a renewal campaign on social media earlier this month after co-creator and co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett urged them to stream the show and express their desire for a fourth season.

Sony Pictures Television plans to shop the show to other outlets and networks in the coming weeks, according to an individual familiar with the situation.

A Cuban-American-centric reboot of the 1970s sitcom that ran for nine seasons on CBS, “One Day at a Time” centers on a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old-school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider (Todd Grinnell).

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Netflix has canceled its “One Day at a Time” reboot after three seasons, the streamer announced on Wednesday.

Despite critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase, the show had been on the bubble for renewal, becoming the subject of a campaign for renewal on social media in recent months. Co-creator and co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett called on fans last month to stream the show and express their desire for a fourth season.

However, Netflix said Wednesday that the Norman Lear sitcom’s viewership numbers did not justify a fourth season. “The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season,” the streamer said in a statement.

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Sony Pictures Television plans to shop the show to other outlets and networks in the coming weeks, according to an individual familiar with the situation.

“We had the time of our lives making this show,” executive producer Mike Royce said in a statement, confirming that the studio is searching for a new home for the 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.”

A Cuban-American-centric reboot of the 1970s sitcom that ran for nine seasons on CBS, “One Day at a Time” centers on a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old-school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider (Todd Grinnell).

Stephen Tobolowsky, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz also star. Michael Garcia and Brent Miller serve as producers on the series from Sony, Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios.

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“It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos 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.”

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— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) March 14, 2019

You got to LA, You did the work, You worked hard for a long time, You finally got a show, It was a critical darling and it STILL got canceled. A THREAD. Here we are. I can’t believe it but it happened. The show I love just got canceled. This happens. This is part of the gig.

— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) March 14, 2019

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‘SMILF’ Canceled by Showtime After 2 Seasons

“SMILF” won’t be getting a third season, Showtime announced Friday. The show, created by and starring Frankie Shaw, is currently in its second season on the network.

“After weighing a variety of factors, SHOWTIME has decided that SMILF will not move forward for a third season. The remainder of the second season will continue to air as scheduled on SHOWTIME through its series finale on March 31,” Showtime said in a statement. “We remain extremely proud of the two seasons of SMILF, and thank Frankie Shaw for her singular voice and unique creation, as well as the dozens of writers, producers, actors, directors and crew members both in Los Angeles and on location in Boston, who contributed to this exceptional series.”

In a separate statement, a spokesperson for ABC Studios, “SMILF,” said that its overall deal with Shaw “has been suspended without pay while we review our options.” No information was provided as to why the deal has been suspended; Shaw and ABC Studios struck the deal last July.

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In December, Shaw came under scrutiny after Samara Weaving, a series regular on the first two seasons of “SMILF,” left the show after filing a complaint with producers and the network about the way the show handled the filming of a sex scene. A human resources investigation subsequently conducted by ABC Studios with Shaw’s full cooperation found no evidence of misconduct. The investigation is still ongoing.

Weaving complained about being asked to perform a nude sex scene and that while speaking with O’Donnell had mentioned she was made uncomfortable by Shaw’s behavior during a similar scene in the first season, according to the individual.

“ABC Studios is committed to a safe work environment and when we are made aware of issues we address them appropriately,” the studio said in a statement at the time. “Complaints were brought to our attention after season two production wrapped, and we are investigating. We will take appropriate steps going forward if season three is ordered.”

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HBO has canceled the Pete Holmes comedy “Crashing” after three seasons, executive producer Judd Apatow said on Thursday.

Apatow broke the news during an appearance on “Conan” Thursday night, and HBO confirmed Friday that it would not move forward with the series.

Created by and starring Pete Holmes, “Crashing” is a semi-autobiographical series which draws on Holmes’ experiences as a man trying to make it in New York City as a stand-up comedian.

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The show’s third season, which comes to a close on Sunday, centered on Pete as he made his return to New York City after touring with newfound confidence in his comedic abilities, and a new struggle to balance his old and new selves.

Holmes and Apatow served as executive producers on the series alongside Judah Miller and Igor Srubshchik. The cast includes Lauren Lapkus, George Basil, Jamie Lee, Zach Cherry, Dov Davidoff, Jermaine Fowler, Aparna Nancherla and Madeline Wise.

Holmes tweeted the news on Friday, which you can see below.

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that Crashing has not been picked up for a fourth season. I feel so grateful and so much joy that I got to make this wonderful show with my comedy hero @JuddApatow and the amazing cast, crew and writers. Gratitude and love. Heart emoji!

— Pete Holmes (@peteholmes) March 8, 2019

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