Netflix has decided to shelf family sitcom One Day at a Time despite the show’s warm response from critics. Following a three season run, the comedy show about a Cuban-American single mother’s struggle to raise her family will not be renewed for a fourth season. Revealing the news on Twitter, Netflix explained that the show’s lack of viewers played a role in its cancellation. In a tweet, show creator Mike Royce said the show was exploring potential platforms to host future seasons.
The news was met with disappointment by the show’s legions of admirers, especially its Latinx fans who were treated to a rare reflection of their own families and lives on television. Created by Mike Royce and Jane the Virgin’s Gloria Calderon Kellett, One Day at a Time told the story of nurse practitioner Penelope (Justina Machado), a single mother of two kids, the willful, feminist Elena (Isabella Gomez) and stubborn tween Alex (Marcel Ruiz). Penelope receives plenty of help — sometimes unwanted — from her mother Lydia (Rita Moreno) and upstairs neighbor Schneider (Todd Grinnell). The show didn’t shy away from tough topics such as illegal immigration, homosexuality, drugs or poverty.