Netflix has announced the cancelation of the comedy series "One Day at a Time," which included legendary television showrunner Norman Lear among the executive producers. The annoucement led to #SaveODAAT and #OneDayAtATime becoming trending topics on Twitter as fans of the show shared their disappointment at the decision.
"At my age, I can testify that you are never too old to have your heart broken," said 96-year-old Lear in a statement posted on this Twitter account. "I'm also convinced love and laughter add time to one's life."
Actress Justina Machado, who stars in "One Day at a Time," posted the following on her Twitter account:
I’m so grateful to have played Penelope Alvarez. I don’t even know how to begin to express my gratitude to everyone. Truly, I am so honored that we got to tell our stories .Yes it was a Latinx family but it was a universal story about family and love. An American Familia
"I am grieving for the terrible loss of my beloved character, Lydia, on '@OneDayAtATime'," posted veteran actress Rita Moreno on Twitter following the announcement. She portrayed Lydia Riera on "One Day at a Time."
I am grieving for the terrible loss of my beloved character, Lydia, on '@OneDayAtATime'. A glorious confection/creation put together by @everythingloria and @MikeRoyce thanks to the brilliance of @TheNormanLear and his extraordinary partner, pic.twitter.com/YmLFsSykpg— Rita Moreno (@TheRitaMoreno) March 14, 2019
Brent Miller who thought of it all in the first place.— Rita Moreno (@TheRitaMoreno) March 14, 2019
I’m not entirely sure how I’ll manage without the ability to exercise that manic, theatrical side of me that’s been loitering on the edges of my life for years looking for a home.
I am so sad at the loss of mi familia and, of course, “esneider”.— Rita Moreno (@TheRitaMoreno) March 14, 2019
Adiós Lydia, Adiós Lupita, Adiós Alex and Elena, Adiós Dr. Berkowitz
Diva Retired for now...@JustinaMachado, @themarcelruiz, @Isabella_Gomez, @Tobolowsky, @toddgrinnell
Among the critics of the decision to cancel "One Day at a Time" was entertainer Lin-Manuel Miranda, best known as the man behind the hit Broadway production "Hamilton."
“Yknow, that Latinx audience is SO vast and SO underserved...if only we had a show that we KNOW would have a passionate, young fanbase...”-Every TV exec everywhere— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 14, 2019
Us: Haaaave you met #ODAAT pic.twitter.com/k1ZLFppr7L
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, released the following statement on the popular programming platform's website:
It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time. I’ve personally spoken with Norman, and co-creators Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, 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 humor, 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.