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Netflix: One Day at a Time

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It's really lovely to see the celebs who are trying so hard for the show even though they get nothing in return. It just reinforces how important One Day at a Time is to many who otherwise struggle to have a voice.

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2 hours ago, Vee said:

 ODAAT has to cost a fraction of both of those and it can't get another season?

 

That's what I'm saying!  ODAAT's cancellation can't be put down to financial reasons, because Netflix has renewed other series that cost way more than a half-hour, four-camera sitcom ever would.  They've just decided that they want a demographic other than the one ODAAT was bringing.

 

(By the way, I watch neither ODAAT nor any other series on Netflix.  But I still think this stinks.)

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Well, you should because it's classic Norman Lear for a modern world!

 

Guess who, @DRW50:

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Vee said:

Well, you should because it's classic Norman Lear for a modern world!

 

Aside from "Good Times," "The Jeffersons" and the original ODAAT, I have no use for Lear's brand of "comedy."

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From the above:

 

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While I hear that Netflix indeed claimed that One Day at a Time was not where the Internet network wanted it to be ratings-wise, I also hear that the series’ viewership went up with each season, which bodes well for its future. (Netflix is known for not disclosing ratings information.)

 

Additionally, a show like One Day at a Time could benefit from a bigger platform in reaching blue-collar viewers around the country, which a traditional network could provide.

 

I hear ratings was not the sole reason for Netflix’s decision to cancel One Day at a Time; there were also business arguments related to the show’s deal and ownership. (Netflix has been moving toward owning most of its series.)

 

On the other hand, Sony TV is likely very motivated to find a new network to get to four seasons as it would allow it to sell the comedy in the off-market. That could help an opportunistic net to land a rare prestige multi-camera sitcom from one of the biggest TV icons, Lear, who exec produces the reboot alongside showrunners Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce.

 

Could Netflix reconsider? The Internet network so far has only done it once, and only to give canceled drama Sense8 a finale, not an additional season.

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Cristian enters the game!

 

 

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I am very surprised and sad that One Day at a Time is getting canceled and not having a season 4. I always thought this show would go on for many more seasons and that’s why it’s so hard to realize it has come to an end. This show not only taught me so much about acting but also about life and how important family is. This has been a life changing experience that I will always be thankful for being a part of. Thank you to @gloriakellett @mikeroyce @thenormanlear @thebrent_miller @Sony @netflix and all the writers that made this story come to life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of playing the character of Alex. I will miss this amazingly talented cast who has been the most supportive family since the first day. Thank you to the fans that watched and were proud to be represented on tv, you guys are the best! I hope this show can find a new home, in the meantime we will keep laughing and crying. This was it, this was life, One Day at a Time. #saveodaat

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Bringing up Sense8 does make me wonder why they didn't bring ODAAT back for at least a final wrapup movie. The cynical part of me wonders if they are going to announce a movie so they can get praise for sort of changing their minds.

 

Last season used Mackenzie Phillips a lot more than the first two seasons did - it was nice that people got a reminder of the decent actress she is underneath all the dramas. 

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Netflix will likely try to wait it out then bring out a ODAAT clone that they will produce so as not to have to pay another production company (e.g. Sony).  That still doesn't explain why Netflix was willing to shell out $100 million to keep Friends on its streaming platform.

 

I'm dubious that a network will allow the show's creators and writers to write material without restrictions or interference but networks like ABC and NBC are definitely in need of series television shows that inspire such critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.  I also think networks usually do more to promote their shows (I said usually because this hasn't always been the case). 

I saw on social media that there were people who claimed they were frequent Netflix users and they had never heard of ODAAT.  That was the crux of the problem, in a nutshell.

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5 hours ago, DRW50 said:

Bringing up Sense8 does make me wonder why they didn't bring ODAAT back for at least a final wrapup movie. The cynical part of me wonders if they are going to announce a movie so they can get praise for sort of changing their minds.

 

I think the equivalent for ODAAT would be maybe a mini-season 4 of 4-6 episodes. Which I could take. But again, if a network or other outlet is willing to invest in the show and give it another full season or more a la B99 I say go for it. It was so sad seeing the kid who plays Alex saying he thought the show would run forever. I'd be happy if it could get one or two more seasons, which is a very respectable run in this day and age (but then, so is three seasons).

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The above is also a response to this:

 

 

The convo continues here, though:

 

 

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Not at all. But I'm starting to think a network looking to keep burnishing its progressive cred (ABC, etc.) might be best.

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