‘One Day at a Time’ Creators Say Series is Now ‘Officially Over’

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It’s the end of the road for the family sitcom One Day at a Time. After four seasons and 46 episodes, co-showrunners Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce announced that the reboot of the Norman Lear-produced show from the 1970s and 80s would not be getting a fifth season after it was unable to find another network to pick it up.

“It’s officially over,” Calderón Kellett tweeted. “There will be no new One Day at a Time episodes. “But there will always be 46 episodes that we got to make that live forever.”

One Day at a Time was cancelled by Netflix last year, but was revived by Pop TV for a fourth season. After a shortened fourth season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pop cancelled the series. Sony attempted to find a new home for the show in the last couple of weeks, but their efforts came up short.

“I wish we could say otherwise, but sadly, ODAAT‘s time has come to an end,” Royce tweeted. “I’m so proud of One Day at a Time, our cast, our writers, our crew, and while I’m sad today, I’ll forever be grateful for the amazing experience and honor it was to work on it.”

Actress Isabella Gomez, who played Elena on the show, says the back and forth and uncertainty of the dramedy series for the last few months has felt like a “roller coaster.” She points to season 1, episode 13 as the “heart of the show” because “at the core of all of it was the unconditional love and support of family, chosen and otherwise.”

Online, fans of the series are now mourning the show for a third time.

Others thanked the creators for developing a show that was different to their own life experiences.

As Rita Moreno’s character Lydia Alvarez says in the fifth episode of season 4, “I’ll get my needle and thread, so I can mend my broken heart.”