Last season, fans of ‘One Day At A Time’ or ‘ODAAT’ received the disappointing news that Netflix would not renew ‘ODAAT’ for a fourth season. The show had been canceled.
ODAAT captivated audiences with the story of Penelope, starring Justina Machado, a newly single Army veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups and downs of life. Penelope is supported by her mother, Lydia, played by the legendary Rita Moreno.
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‘One Day At A Time’ is a remake of a popular 1975 television sitcom, part of a wave of other popular ‘real life everyday people’ sitcoms produced + created by Norman Lear, a progressive TV producer.
What makes ODAAT different, forty-five years later? A Latina co-producer, Gloria Calderon Kellett who developed the storylines and partnered with Norman Lear and other producers to bring the sitcom back to life, this time, the difference? The ODAAT family characters are a Cuban-American and immigrant family. The 1970s version originally aired with a Caucasian family and characters.
Very few television shows portray Latino life. ODAAT updated not only has Latino representation, but explores LGBTQ+ and race issues that are very much part of today’s mainstream conversations and realities. In addition, issues from depression to dealing with alcoholism are presented with ODAAT.
ODAAT reminds us of not just Latino family life, but is universal, at the same time. So where can you now find ‘One Day At A Time’? The first three seasons will remain available on Netflix. All seasons and the upcoming new season four will be picked up by PopTV. After PopTV, wait for it on CBS in 2020!