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.”
It's officially over. There will be no new @OneDayAtATime episodes. But there will always be 46 episodes that we got to make that live FOREVER. Thank you to this beautiful cast. Our dedicated crew. And to you, our loyal fans. We loved making this for you. Thank you for watching. pic.twitter.com/sTMorHSu1w
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) December 8, 2020
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.”
— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) December 8, 2020
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.
this makes me so sad. this show has truly had a huge impact on my life and i’ll forever be grateful for all of you. i love this show with my whole heart and i will continue to watch it religiously for as long as i can. thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into this show. ❤️
— 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢✰ (@BbygurlIndia) December 8, 2020
Others thanked the creators for developing a show that was different to their own life experiences.
Gloria I head over heels loved your show. It showed me a worldview different to my own in a tv landscape that is far too homogeneous, it made my family cry tears of sadness and laughter in equal measure. Everyone involved was uniformly great. I hope you’re so proud of it. 💜
— joe (@ptlink1990) December 8, 2020
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.”
— Angela (@__missang__) December 8, 2020