The previous Netflix comedy comes back on nichelle cabinet network by 2020 with 13 new episodes.
It's a TV miracle.
Pop, the niche CBS-owned cable network, has revived Netflix's canceled critical lover One day at a time for a fourth season. The new series of 13 episodes will debut in 2020. As part of the deal, CBS will also be launching the series later in 2020, after it has run on Pop. CBS was the original home of Lear's groundbreaking original comedy more than 40 years ago.
The historical feature is probably the first example of a scripted original series that moves from a streaming platform to a cable network.
"How amazing it is to be involved in this brilliant and culturally significant series dealing with key themes one minute while you laugh next," said pop television president Brad Schwartz in a statement Thursday. "If Schitt & # 39; s Creek has taught us something, that is that love and kindness always win. Pop is now home to two of the most critically acclaimed and fan-adored comedies in all televisions, which Provides even more premium content for basic cable. We couldn't be more proud to continue telling heart-warming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance, and diversity that draw on your feelings while you smile on your face. "[1
The news comes three months after Netflix canceled the critically acclaimed but apparently easy monitoring of the classic comedy by Norman Lear and showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce. Multi-camera comedy from Sony Pictures Television had under its Netflix deal limitations that prevented another streamer – such as Amazon or CBS All Access, the latter eyed series – from retrieving the show. Netflix continues to retain exclusive streaming rights for the first three seasons of restart.
"Three months ago, I was heartfelt with the news of our beloved One Day at a Time 's cancellation. Today I am overwhelmed by the joy of knowing that the Alvarez family will live on said executive producer Norman Lear. "Thanks to my producing partner, Brent Miller, our incredibly talented co-showrunners, Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett, and of course, Sony, to never give up on the show, our actors or the possibility that a cable network could finally save a canceled series that stems from a streaming service. And a last thank you to Pop, for getting it to be the first cable network. Even this I get to experience – at 96. "
The resurrection agreement for One Day at a Time should be seen as a major victory for the indie studio Sony TV, which, despite having a new regime, has had a long history of saving shows after their cancellations (see NBC's Timeless for example). The deal also has some similarities with the Friday Night Lights, which saw DirecTV save the series from near-cancellation and fly the first-round episodes of beloved dramas before being later broadcast on the broadcast network. The announcement comes just days before the study opportunities on the cast expiration.
"We are so honored to be associated with this unusual series," said Jeff Frost, Sony Pictures Television President. "It means so much to so many people. We were never willing to accept that the Alvarez family history may not continue and we have done everything possible to ensure that it did not happen. We are so grateful for our new partners at Pop and CBS to believe in this series and work with us to bring it back. We are happy to continue working on the brilliant team of Gloria, Mike, Norman and Brent as well as this brilliant talented cast. "
"We supported three seasons of it, but at some point you have to make the difficult decision to say goodbye and try to look for other stories to tell and invest in, which will hopefully achieve larger audiences," she noted. " One day at a time a core, passionate, but rather small audience, who didn't grow significantly during the season, Frankly, we were looking for reasons to try to continue to say yes, and we got to the point where it was hard to find them – other than knowing we loved the show and that it had a small core audience.
Pop TV, formerly a joint venture between CBS Corp. and Lionsgate, is now wholly owned by the former.The former TV guide network is best known as the home of Canadian comedy Schitt & # 39; s Creek – another critically beloved – and a series of series such as Joey McIntyre comedy Returning Mac and Hollywood Darlings, starring Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin and Beverley Mitchell.The cables also include a large list of beloved shows in syndication, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek and the original Beverly Hills, 90210 among others.