Netflix cancels One Day at a Time

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From Digital Spy

Netflix has made the "difficult" decision to cancel its reboot of One Day at a Time after three seasons.

Inspired by Norman Lear's 1975 series of the same name, One Day at a Time follows the life of a recently divorced, Army veteran mum and her Cuban-American family. Its cancellation comes just five weeks after the release of the third season.

Netflix's official US Twitter account announced the news earlier today (March 14), stating the choice to end the show "did not come easily".

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The tweet read: "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."

In a separate statement, Netflix COO Ted Sarandos said it had been an "honour" to work with Leah, who served as an executive produce on the reboot, and thanked the fans for supporting the show.

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"I’ve personally spoken with Norman [Leah], and co-creators Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce," said Sarandos. "... to express my gratitude to them, all the writers, the dedicated crew and the cast including the brilliant Justina Machado and dazzling Rita Moreno for creating a series with such humour, heart and humanity.

"This was a very difficult decision and we’re thankful to all the fans who’ve supported the series, our partners at Sony, and all the critics who embraced it. While it’s disappointing that more viewers didn’t discover One Day at a Time, I believe the series will stand the test of time."

One Day at a Time season three is currently available to watch on Netflix.

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