Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Netflix Roils Its Members by Canceling “One Day at a Time,” Says No one Was Watching But Apparently Someone Was


Here’s what happens when you don’t publish your ratings.

Netflix has canceled the updated version of “One Day at a Time” after three seasons. They say: “We’ve made the very difficult decision not to renew One Day At A Time for a fourth season. The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season”

But apparently there were enough people, because now they are all complaining and going crazy on social media. The new “One Day” was based on the Bonnie Franklin version, and was very popular and well thought of. It was also one of the few shows among all the vast offerings on TV and related platforms that featured Latinos and LGBTQ characters prominently.

If there weren’t enough readers, Netflix could just show the numbers. They won’t, and risk the ire of subscribers who came just for that show.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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