Almost a year after the Alvarez family was given the boot in Netflix, One Day at a Time formally has a premiere date for its debut on Pop TV.
On Monday, January 13, the system announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the 13-episode fourth year, the series’ first on Pop TV, will debut on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET, leading out of the Emmy-nominated humor Schitt’s Creek. The show will then proceed to 9 p.m. starting on Tuesday, April 14.
“The enthusiastic response from fans since announcing our new year of One Day at a Time was thrilling,” Brad Schwartz, Pop TV’s president, said in a statement, according to PEOPLE.
“The series is more significant than ever with its uncanny ability to tackle external social issues through the lens of a relatable, loving family. The exceptionally talented team behind and in front of the camera make us proud to have One Day at a Time at home at Pop TV.”
Not everything will be recognizable when the series makes its Pop TV debut. During the TCA’s, One Day at a Time Gloria Calderón Kellett confirmed the series’ theme song, two-second bop recorded by pop star Gloria Estefan, a one moment, will probably be cut.
he decision was mostly because of the series’ move in the streaming platform to commercial TV, in which episodes must match a 21-minute window, Variety reports.
“It is OK, it’s on YouTube,” Kellett told reporters. “Gloria Estefan’s going to be OK. We’ll tell people it is there, and we converse about it. But we do not have that 50 seconds; we want it for the series.”
Additionally, Fitting in with TV, rather than having all episodes of the season drop at once, they’ll be published on meaning commercial breaks a foundation and a shorter run time.
“We’re excited to continue once a week,” executive producer Mike Royce said, adding that”I do not believe we’re going to try to modify the capability to let it breathe sometimes.”
Debuting in January of 2017 on Netflix and fast becoming a Fan-favorite, the series was canceled by Netflix in March of 2019, sparking widespread backlash from fans that started petitioning for another network to save One Day at a Time.
In June, Pop TV announced that it had picked up the series for a fourth year, marking the first time that a cable network had rescued a canceled series that first aired on streaming support.
One Day at a Time Season 4 premieres on Pop TV on Tuesday, March 24, at 9:30 p.m. ET. It will move to 9 p.m. ET starting on Tuesday, April 14.