One Day at a Time is the sitcom that refuses to call it quits, thanks to the fans’ passion and the excellent ensemble who encourages them.
The acclaimed revival, based on the 1970s-80s sitcom about a single mother and her two children, is starting a new life on CBS after stints on Netflix and the cable network PopTV (which also brought audiences Schitt’s Creek).
Star Justina Machado is also having a moment, since she is presently competing on the rival network ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, breaking boundaries for Latinx representation left and right, channel to channel.
If you aren’t yet tempted to watch One Day at a Time, our guide to Season 4 will persuade you. It includes unique information from the showrunner.
What Is One Day at a Time About?
The show is an update of Norman Lear’s famous sitcom, which in this iteration focuses on a Cuban-American family, featuring a single mother, Penelope, her two teenage daughters, and her mother. Schneider, a friend and landlord, is also featured. Penelope is a veteran of the Army Nurse Corps who suffers from sadness and anxiety.
The show received praise for how it handled the subject, as well as other relevant problems like Penelope’s kid coming out as lesbian, her ex’s PTSD and addiction, her mother not being a legal citizen, and the bigotry the family confronts, and Schneider’s alcoholism.
But there are also plenty of funny and poignant moments. “I love it because I think it’s a traditional family sitcom—amusing, it has high stakes, interesting characters, and terrific conversation,” executive producer and co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett tells Parade.com.
“So I truly hope that [viewers] would join us and see someone they know mirrored in one of our characters.”On that note, One Day at a Time will be the only show on the broadcast networks’ 2020 fall lineup to feature a Latinx family.
“There is no [other] Latinx family on network television,” Machado remarked on October 2 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “This is the only one available on network television.” It’s 2020, after all, and it’s time for things to change. Representation is important.”
Who Is in the One Day at a Time Cast?
As Penelope Alvarez, Machado leads the cast. Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex are her two children (Marcel Ruiz).
Lydia, her mother, is played by Rita Moreno, a Broadway and Hollywood star who is an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winner who still looks ahh-mazing at 88 years old.
Dr Berkowitz, Penelope’s boss, and their buddy Schneider (Todd Grinnell) round out the core cast (Stephen Tobolowsky).
One Day at a Time Season 4 Expected Premiere Date
Season 4 begins with back-to-back half-hour episodes on Monday, October 12, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What Can We Expect From One Day at a Time Season 4?
Season 4 of One Day at a Time had 13 30-minute episodes, as had previous seasons. However, only seven episodes aired before the show was abruptly cancelled again. “Checking Boxes,” the opening episode of the new season, was broadcast on CBS on Monday, October 12.
On social media, a sneak look of the season 4 premiere contained a sly barb at Netflix, which cancelled the programme after three seasons. Penelope is in an odd relationship in Season 4, while Lydia is going through a religious crisis.
While Elena prepares for college and Alex begins dating, Schneider’s bond with Avery will deepen.
What Happened at the End of One Day at a Time Season 3?
Season 3 also concluded with the conclusion of a few storylines. Schneider relapsed after a long period of abstinence, but by the end of Season 3, he was sober again. Alex was busted using marijuana, but he spent the rest of the season making amends.
Penelope’s ex-husband, the Victor, who had reacted horribly to his daughter’s coming out, made things right (or at least more right) by remarrying.
Penelope realised she didn’t need a man in her life and went on to become a Nurse Practitioner. Lydia was able to return to Cuba to disperse her late husband’s ashes after fleeing Cuba decades before.
Where Can I Watch One Day at a Time?
The most recent One Day at a Time episode can still be found on Pop TV, which first aired season 4 in March. All you need to do if you have a cable TV subscription in the United States is sign in with your TV provider.
You must enter your cable TV login information (an email address or username and password). Pop TV may also be accessed without a cable subscription through the following streaming services: FuboTV ($64.99/month), Hulu with Live TV ($54.99/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month).
Season 4 of One Day at a Time is also expected to be released on Netflix. Seasons 1-3 are currently available on Netflix as part of its American collection. Netflix subscriptions begin at $8.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial available.
Will There Be a Season 5 of One Day at a Time?
If enough people watch, the show may be renewed for another season, albeit they won’t be able to begin filming until 2021.
“All I know is that if a large number of people attend, the powers that be will say, ‘Well, I guess we ought to make more of this show,'” Calderón Kellett adds. “So, everyone, please watch and tell your friends. And throw viewing parties and spend time with the Alvarez family!”
One Day at a Time is the sitcom that refuses to give up, thanks to the fans’ enthusiasm and the outstanding cast that supports them.
The critically lauded revival, based on the 1970s-80s sitcom about a single mother and her two children, is returning to CBS after appearances on Netflix and the cable network PopTV (which previously brought audiences Schitt’s Creek).
The show is an adaptation of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, focusing on a Cuban-American family, including a single mother, Penelope, her two teenage daughters, and her mother.
Season 4 kicks out with two half-hour episodes on Monday, October 12, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.