Fans Take to Twitter to Save One Day at a Time From Cancellation
It’s no secret that we here at The Mary Sue loves Netflix’s One Day at at Time. And what’s not to love? The show features a talented, charismatic cast and plays an important role in Latinx representation. ODAAT is unafraid to tackle serious issues, ranging from immigration, sexuality, addiction, PTSD and veterans issues. And did I mention it’s funny? The series is brimming with warmth and authenticity, winning over audiences everywhere.
Yet despite stellar critical reviews (all three seasons have near perfect Rotten Tomatoes scores), the show remains on the cancellation bubble. Showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett recently tweeted out her concern over the series’ future:
They made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but…we need more viewers. They’ll decide soon.
I wish I felt more confident
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Tell friends to watch! pic.twitter.com/bkbqxp0qDC
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) February 20, 2019
Stars of the show and celeb fans quickly took to Twitter and #RenewODAAT started trending.
— Justina Machado (@JustinaMachado) February 21, 2019
#ODAAT fans, we need your help. We adore this show and the representation and perspectives we get to bring to TV. So, if you’d like a S4, let @netflix know! Get your friends to watch! Spread the word! #RenewODAAT 🏳️🌈💃🏽👩👩👧👦❤️ https://t.co/MsvuTzx2Um
— Isabella Gomez (@Isabella_Gomez) February 20, 2019
Unselfishly, Glo is one of the best comedy writers in the biz and her show is FANTASTIC and one of the best shows currently running…
Selfishly, I want to come back and play Schneider’s sponsor again so go watch and retweet!!! #RenewODAAT #RenewOneDayatATime https://t.co/DqmQ0L3NuC
— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) February 21, 2019
This show deserves another season!! Go binge all 3 seasons! Maybe Estrellita will come back and fight with Penelope in season 4?! We’ll never know if you don’t watch! #RenewODAAT https://t.co/YDiZYx4lgK
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) February 21, 2019
Honestly, if you haven’t watched this show you are missing out on a modern classic sitcom. https://t.co/WfCFnvUour
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) February 21, 2019
Both Calderón Kellett and series creator (and television legend) Norman Lear tweeted their thanks to the fans who got #RenewODAAT trending.
Whoa! #RenewODAAT is trending worldwide!! Thank you!! New people, watch us! Live outside the US?? …then DEFINITELY watch us! Thank you all! This love is overwhelming!! #RenewODAAT https://t.co/HwdejwbQ5l
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) February 21, 2019
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) February 21, 2019
We’re rooting for ODAAT, because in addition to being a damn entertaining show, it’s a show with a real message: hope. It’s all about coming together, celebrating our differences, and loving one another. This is the kind of show we need more of. Do the right thing Netflix, or you’re going to have some angry fans on your hands.
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