If you had checked Twitter in the past three weeks, one of the trending topics continuously talked about is Netflix’s critically acclaimed One Day at a Time. The show is a representation of the vast Latinx community as well as a visual showcase of how many families go through some tough challenges together. The series has been praised for its portrayal of the LGBT community, PTSD, and depression. No matter how great the show is, Netflix has confirmed that One Day at a Time has been canceled due to low viewership.
We’ve made the very difficult decision not to renew One Day At A Time for a fourth season. The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season.
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 14, 2019
After season three ended, fans were waiting to hear some good news for a season four. However, three weeks before the cancellation, co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett took to Twitter to share some rather devastating, yet optimistic news.
They made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but…we need more viewers. They'll decide soon.
I wish I felt more confident
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Tell friends to watch! pic.twitter.com/bkbqxp0qDC
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) February 20, 2019
The tweet fired up the hashtag #SaveODAAT and fans stampeded Twitter to voice their concerns and spread the word about the show.
When news broke out that the family sitcom had been canceled, celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda got on Twitter to show fans that he was leading the fight for justice. Miranda is no stranger to reviving popular TV shows. When Brooklyn-Nine Nine was canceled by Fox, Miranda, a huge fan himself, came out to support the show on Twitter. Although the show was already so popular, fans of Miranda who had never even heard of the show took notice. In just 31 hours, Brooklyn-Nine Nine was saved by NBC.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 14, 2019
The creator of the original One Day at a Time in the ‘80s, Norman Lear, who also serves as executive producer of the revival, tweeted a heartfelt message after the cancellation.
Thank you for the outpouring of love. #saveodaat
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) March 14, 2019
Calderón Kellett is rallying up networks to pick up the show as it deserves to have its inclusive story told.
The series has clearly touched people’s hearts and we hope to see the Alvarez family real soon.