Feeling the Churn: Why Netflix Cancels Shows After A Couple Of Seasons & Why They Can’t Move To New Homes

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#SaveODAAT: Can Sony TV Find New Home For Beloved Latinx Family Sitcom?

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One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett‏ sounded the alarm three weeks ago after a meeting with Netflix executive about a fourth season of the show. “I wish I felt more confident,” she wrote on February 20. And yet, the news…

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

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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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Norman Lear On ‘One Day At A Time’ Cancellation: “I Wish I Could Understand Netflix’s Decision”

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“At my age, I can testify that you are never too old to have your heart broken,” 96.5-year-old Norman Lear said in a bittersweet note “to the beloved cast, crew, and fans of One Day At a Time” following the comedy series’ …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tries to Save ‘One Day at a Time’ Like He Helped Do With ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is swooping in to try and save recently canceled Netflix series “One Day at a Time,” just like he helped to do when “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was canceled by Fox.

The rebooted sitcom was canceled Thursday after three seasons on Netflix, followed by an outpouring of support that resulted in the hashtag #saveODAAT becoming the number one worldwide trend on Twitter in an hour.

Echoing the last-minute save that found “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” a new home on NBC for a sixth season, the “Mary Poppins Returns” star tweeted at the network hoping to inspire some conversations about the fan-beloved “One Day at a Time.”

“Hey @nbc…I hear you like comedies with built-in fan bases that do even better on YOUR network than at their previous homes,” Miranda tweeted in response to creators and show runners Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellett’s statement on the cancellation.

Hey @nbc…I hear you like comedies with built-in fan bases that do even better on YOUR network than at their previous homes…#saveODAAT https://t.co/5bIQYexpDz

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 14, 2019

Miranda is a self-professed “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fan — he recently guest starred in a March 7  episode of the series’ sixth season. He was also one of a team of supporters that came to the show’s rescue when it was canceled, including Seth Meyers, Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro and Sean Astin. Their combined support helped the series get saved after only one day in limbo.

The “One Day at a Time” team is hoping their project will meet a similar fate in its hour of need. TheWrap earlier reported that Sony Pictures Television has plans to shop the show around to other potential networks and outlets in the coming weeks, according to an individual familiar with the situation.

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According to Netflix, the cancellation was due to low viewership. “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.

“Luckily, I believe in miracles,” Kellett tweeted in a thread Thursday. “So, maybe we’ll find a home somewhere else. I hope we do cause @mikeroyce & I have a lot more for these wonderful characters to do.”

So, yeah, that was more a self-pep talk. But I wanted to share it with you. Luckily, I believe in miracles. So, maybe we’ll find a home somewhere else. I hope we do cause @mikeroyce & I have a lot more for these wonderful characters to do.

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

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‘One Day At A Time’ Gallery: A Look Back At Netflix’s Comedy Reboot

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As fans of Netflix’s One Day at a Time digest its cancellation today, Deadline takes a look back the update of Norman Lear’s classic 1975-84 sitcom. Click on the photo above to launch the gallery.
The series followed three generations of a …

‘One Day At A Time’ Creators, Cast, Justina Machado & Others React To Netflix Cancellation – “A Universal Story Of Family & Love”

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‘One Day at a Time’ Canceled by Netflix After 3 Seasons, Sony to Shop Series Elsewhere

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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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