One Day at a Time Lives to See Another Day

By Ashtyn Britt
abritt@lc.edu

After being cancelled by the popular streaming service Netflix, the show “One Day at a Time” had been saved and has started airing on the POP TV Channel, along with other shows such as Schitt’s Creek, Florida Girls, Big Brother: After Dark and more. POP TV is a branch under the ViacomCBS company, who also owns TV Channels such as Nickelodeon, the BET Network, Paramount Motion Pictures, MTV, TV Land and the CBS channels.

“One Day at a Time” stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky and Sheridan Pierce and features the life of a Cuban-American family being raised by a single mother. As an avid fan, I was just as upset as many others were when it had been announced that “One Day at a Time” was not being renewed for a fourth season. I had not heard anything had changed until a month ago when I accidentally found the fourth season trailer on YouTube telling of the new season beginning on a new network.

Ever the loyal fan, I made a note to download the POP TV app and mark my calendar for when the episodes would air (every Tuesday morning) in order to watch them. So far, there have been four episodes, which have been exactly as funny and magical as the first three seasons of the show.

The only noticeable difference is how the show tackles more adult subject matter than beforehand, although serious subject matter is not necessarily far off from the show’s norm. Previously, issues being tackled included LGBTQ+ rights, racism, classism, mental health, addiction and what makes a family. I could not recommend this show enough to anyone willing to watch it, as well as the fans who did not know it had been saved by another network. The POP TV app is available in the app stores for free.

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