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One Day at a Time has run out of days
December 9th, 2020 under Netflix, Pop TV. [ Comments: 1 ]

One Day at a Time ran three seasons on Netflix, got cancelled, then picked up by Pop TV, and cancelled again after one season. The producers and Sony tried to shop it around. Even though it was a critical darling, it was not enough for it to find a new home.

“I wish I could say otherwise, but sadly, ODAAT’s time has come to an end. The only silver lining about not doing a show anymore is that nobody can take away the show you already did. 4 seasons that will forever exist for people to watch,” Executive Producer Mike Royce wrote. “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. I am especially thankful to our spirit guide Norman Lear, and to my cohort upon whom I am forever codependent, Gloria Calderon Kellett. And the biggest thank you is to the ODAAT fans, who gave us more love than we know what to do with.”

The fans and the producers did everything they could to save the beloved sitcom. It was just not meant to be. Four seasons was a good run these days, so we were lucky we had that.


One Day at a Time was cancelled again
November 24th, 2020 under Pop TV. [ Comments: none ]

It has been a rough 24 hours for Justina Machado. First, she lost Dancing with the Stars yesterday, and today her show One Day at a Time was canceled by Pop TV.

The reboot’s first three seasons aired on Netflix before the streaming service pulled the plug on it. Then, Pop TV came in to save the critically acclaimed darling. However, after just one season and an animated special episode, the cable channel also gave the show the ax.

They did everything they could, including airing the fourth season on CBS, but according to Variety, Pop TV got out of the original scripted business.

Sony is once again shopping ODAAT around. Hopefully, they can find it a home that will stick with it for the long run.


Watch TV anchors try to say Schitt’s Creek
September 23rd, 2020 under Jimmy Kimmel, Pop TV. [ Comments: none ]

Schitt’s Creek swept the Emmys on Sunday night, and television anchors all over the country wanted to tell their viewers about it. There is only one problem. The C in Schitt’s is silent, and they are not allowed to say the word it sounds like without getting in a lot of trouble.

So how are they going to do it? Jimmy Kimmel Live compiled their best efforts, and it is as funny as the Emmy-winning sitcom. And just like the show, they saved the best for last with a nice little zinger that ties it all up.


One Day At a Time gets animated
April 28th, 2020 under Pop TV. [ Comments: none ]

Scripted shows like NBC’s Saturday Night Live, CBS’s All Rise, and Nickelodeon’s Danger Force are doing special episodes via Zoom. One Day At a Time found a different way to do it while all of their actors are quarantining at home. Pop TV revealed the sitcom, they saved from Netflix, will do an animated episode later this spring.

The press release describes the standalone episode as, “Penelope’s conservative family visiting. Penelope dreads that with the election coming up, they won’t be able to avoid fighting over politics. The Alvarez family spends the episode discussing strategies of how to get through it, illustrated through fantasy sequences.”

My hat is off to showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett who came up with this brilliant idea. Animated shows are the only ones that are in production now, so she made a wise choice. Maybe more shows will do the same.

Which television show would you want to see become a cartoon?


One Day at a Time is making us laugh on Pop TV again tonight
March 24th, 2020 under Pop TV, Rita Moreno. [ Comments: none ]

Even though One Day at a Time was a fan favorite on Netflix, the streaming service decided to cancel it. In an unprecedented move, Pop TV picked it up for a fourth season. Tonight at 9:30p, our favorite Cuban family, after the Estefans, are back!

The episode starts off with a Netflix joke, and then there is a knock on the door. It is Ray Romano as a census taker who learns all about their family. More information than he wanted to know and the perfect amount for the newbies.

After he leaves, Penelope (Justina Machado) decides she wants to start dating again after her break up with Max. Will any of the fish in the sea bite?

Next week, the Alvarezes are going to get a new couch with the help of Schneider (Todd Grinnell). While he and Penelope are out shopping, Elana (Isabella Gomez) is driving everyone including her grandmother (Rita Moreno) who has crabs.

In two weeks, Alex (Marcel Ruiz) walks in on his mother having a party of one. This episode is the funniest episode of television I have seen all year and I watch a lot of comedies.

Tune in ODAAT tonight and every Tuesday at 9:30p, so we can show Netflix what a mistake they made.


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