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Say “Adiós” to the Alvarez Family: Netflix Cancels “One Day at a Time”

"This was a very difficult decision and we’re thankful to all the fans who’ve supported the series..."

Abuelita would not approve of this.

Netflix has announced that after three seasons it has decided to cancel the critically acclaimed sitcom One Day at a Time.

“It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear,” Netflix COO 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.”

A reboot of the popular ’70s sitcom, Netflix’s One Day at a Time has been praised for not only its humor and witty writing, but for also tackling a variety of serious subjects including depression, sexual abuse, addiction, and coming out as queer.

Kellett knew Netflix was on the fence about renewing the series so she started a campaign on Twitter to get #RenewODAAT trending—and it did, with even celebs like Gloria Estefan and Joe Manganiello, both who made cameos in the latest season, tweeting in support of renewing the series.

Sadly, the campaign did not succeed, but TV Line reports that Sony, the studio behind the show, intends to shop the series around. So hopefully fans will still get to see last season’s finale resolved since it left on the cliffhanger of Lydia (Rita Moreno) making a surprise trip to Cuba.

Same, Lydia, same.

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