‘One Day at a Time’ renewed for new season to air in 2020

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 17:18:05-04

“One Day at a Time” is coming back, thanks to viewers.

Pop TV announced that the series will continue on with a new 13-episode fourth season premiering in 2020.

The news comes amid fan campaigns rallying behind the series to keep it going.

Netflix did not renew the show in March after three seasons.

“How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next,” said Brad Schwartz, Pop TV President. “If ‘Schitt’s Creek’ has taught us anything, it’s that love and kindness always wins. We couldn’t be more proud to continue telling heartwarming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance and diversity that pull on your emotions while putting a smile on your face.”

The show is a reboot the sitcom created by Norman Lear in 1975. It follows the life of Penelope Alvarez, played by Justina Machado, a newly single Army veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups and downs of life.

Now a nurse practitioner, Penelope is raising two strong-willed children. Penelope’s “old-school” mother Lydia is played by Rita Moreno, and her building manager Schneider is played by Todd Grinnell. The series also stars Isabella Gomez as Elena Alvarez, Marcel Ruiz as Alex Alvarez and Stephen Tobolowsky as Dr. Berkowitz.

“Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our cancellation. Today, I’m overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on,” said Lear, who is a excutive producer of the series, in a statement. “Thank you to my producing partner, Brent Miller, our incredibly talented co-showrunners, Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett, and of course, Sony, for never once giving up on the show, our actors or the possibility that a cable network could finally save a cancelled series that originated on a streaming service. And one last thank you to, Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Even this I get to experience — at 96.”

The show will also be broadcast on CBS, where it originally aired, following its run on Pop.