Rita Moreno’s Series Hopes for New TV Home

Stephen Tobolowsky, Rita Moreno and Isabella Gomez star in ‘One Day at a Time.’ The show is now looking for new network.
Photo: Sony Television/Pop TV

By BERNICE FOX

Special to Circling the News

Rita Moreno and the cast and crew of “One Day at a Time” have been through this before. They’re again looking for a TV network for their show.

Netflix ended its relationship with the series a few years ago after three seasons. Pop TV saved the show by taking it over for season 4. Now Pop TV is getting out of the scripted series game and is not renewing the show. So “One Day at a Time” is again “on the street,” as they say.

The producers have taken to Twitter to say they’re not giving up and they “still have hope” that a new TV home will be found for a season 5.

One fan tweeted “You don’t cancel Rita Moreno.” Former Palisades mayor Moreno plays the grandma in this Latino version of the classic Norman Lear sitcom.

Like other aspects of life, 2020 has been a rocky year for “One Day at a Time.” Only six of the show’s 13 episodes were filmed before production was shut down because of the pandemic. Those episodes ran earlier this year on Pop TV first and then reran on sister-network, CBS. An additional episode was produced in animation so the actors could just voice their characters from home.

Normally, “One Day at a Time” is filmed at Sony Studios in Culver City. Sony owns the show and is “shopping” it around to other networks.

As one of the producers tweeted “Hang tight, my loves.”

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