Canceled 'One Day at a Time' rescued by Pop TV, with 13 episodes arriving in 2020

Bill Keveney
Justina Machado, lower left, stars in Netflix's 'One Day at a Time,' with, clockwise, Isabella Gomez, Rita Moreno and Marcel Ruiz.

"One Day at a Time" fans can stop grieving and start cheering!

The critically acclaimed reboot of Norman Lear's classic comedy, canceled in March after three seasons on Netflix, has new life. 

Pop TV on Thursday announced a 13-episode fourth season of the family sitcom, starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, will run on the CBS-owned cable network starting in 2020. The episodes will then run later on CBS, where Lear launched the original series in 1975.

Fans campaigned for the show to be saved, but hopes appeared dimmer with the passage of time.

"One Day" follows nurse-practitioner Penelope Alvarez (Machado), a newly single, Cuban-American Army veteran, her two children and her mother, Lydia (Moreno), as they deal with the challenges of getting by in contemporary Los Angeles.

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Lear, who serves as an executive producer of the current "One Day," issued a statement celebrating the show's salvation.

"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,” he said, thanking his producing partner, Brent Miller, and the two executive producers who oversee the show, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce.

He also expressed appreciation to producing studio Sony "for never giving up on the show" and to Pop TV "for having the guts" to pick up the show. 

Pop TV is also the home "Schitt's Creek" and "Big Brother After Dark."

“We are thrilled beyond belief to be making more One Day At A Time,” remarked executive producers and co-showrunners Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce. “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.” 

“We are so honored to be associated with this exceptional series,” said Jeff Frost, Sony Pictures Television President. “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.”

As part of the innovative 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. CBS was the home of the original series that aired over 40 years ago.

One Day At A Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and GloNation in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Brent Miller serving as executive producers.