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One Day at a Time S04: All the Details You Need to Know

February 26, 2020
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One Day at a Time Season 4

‘One Day at a Time’ is a reboot of Norman Lear’s eponymous 70s sitcom, which is still regarded as one of the most successful shows in TV history. The family sitcom revolves around the lives of an Army veteran Penelope and her Cuban-American family, comprising her teenage kids – Alex and Elena, and her mother, Lydia Riera. Developed by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, the show first premiered on January 6, 2017, on Netflix. Upon its release, the show was well-received by critics as well as the audiences.

The lighthearted family series has spawned a total of three seasons so far. The multiple award-winning show has received universal acclaim for responsibly tackling grave issues like PTSD, depression, immigration, sexism, homophobia, and racism. Unfortunately, Netflix decided to cancel the show in March 2019, only for Pop TV to renew it for a fourth season.

One Day at a Time Season 4 Release Date

‘One Day at a Time’ season 3 premiered on February 8, 2019, on Netflix.

Despite its success, Netflix pulled the plug on the show on March 14, 2019. Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos released a statement following the cancellation. He said, “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.”

What followed was a massive social media outrage under the hashtag #SaveODAAT, backed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Luckily for fans, Pop TV swooped in and revived the show for a fourth season.

‘One Day at a Time’ season 4 will release on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 9:30 pm ET on Pop TV. It will consist of 13 episodes. As it will now adopt the TV format, the show will have to let go of Gloria Estefan’s theme song. Also, the show will move to a slot of 9 pm ET after the final season of ‘Schitt’s Creek’ concludes.

One Day at a Time Season 4 Cast: Who is in it?

Justina Machado (‘Jane the Virgin’) headlines the cast as Penelope Alvarez, a freshly divorced US Army Nurse Corp veteran suffering from PTSD. Isabella Gomez (‘Modern Family’) appears as Penelope’s teenage daughter Elena Alvarez, a feminist bisexual, while Marcel Ruiz (‘Breakthrough’) plays Penelope’s notorious son Alex. Rita Moreno (‘The King and I’) joins the cast as Penelope’s snarky but old-school mother Lydia Riera. Stephen Tobolowsky (‘Groundhog Day’) plays Doctor Berkowitz, while Todd Grinnell (‘Four Kings’) stars as Dwayne Patrick Schneider, a ladies man, and Penelope’s best friend.

All the main cast members will return to play their respective roles in season 4. Joining the Alvarez family, will be guest star Ray Romano as Brian, a Census taker.

One Day at a Time Season 4 Plot: What can it be About?

In the finale of season 3, Penelope graduates from the nursing home. At Victor and Nicole’s wedding, Penelope realizes that she doesn’t need a man to be happy. Meanwhile, Victor and Elena share a sweet father-daughter dance after he apologizes for walking out on her quinceañera. Also, with a little help from Lydia, Schneider and Avery patch up.

In season 4, we can expect to see Penelope entering an unusual relationship. Meanwhile, Lydia might experience a religious crisis and end up spilling the beans on her surprise Cuba trip with Dr. Berkowitz. On the other hand, Schneider and Avery might end up spending a lot of quality time with each other, thus improving their relationship and strengthening their bond. As far as the kids are concerned, Elena might get busy preparing for college, while Alex can go around navigating the dating territory.

One Day at a Time Trailer

As we wait for the official trailer for ‘One Day at a Time’ season 4, check out the trailer for season 3!

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