Norman Lear On ‘One Day At A Time’ Cancellation: “I Wish I Could Understand Netflix’s Decision”

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Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock

“At my age, I can testify that you are never too old to have your heart broken,” 96.5-year-old Norman Lear said in a heartfelt, bittersweet note “to the beloved cast, crew, and fans of One Day At a Time” following the comedy series’ cancellation by Netflix after three seasons. Lear created the iconic original series and executive produced the Netflix/Sony TV reimagening with a Cuban-American family, from developers, executive producers and showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce.


While thanking “the glorious showrunners” and “magnificent cast” of the One Day At a Time reboot as well the show’s passionate fans for “the outpouring of love,” Lear questioned Netflix’s decision not to renew the critically praised series for a fourth season. “Is there really so little room in business for love and laughter?,” he asked.

Lear’s letter comes amidst a huge reaction from One Day At a Time fans who have rallied behind the beloved show, making #Save ODAAT the top trending topic on Twitter worldwide.

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