Rita Moreno Will Be Returning to TV with ‘One Day at a Time’
Following seasoned actress, Rita Moreno's post on Instagram of the news that the comedy-drama series "One Day at a Time" is back, fans have been more than elated to see the Puerto Rican actress on their screens again.
The excitement of fans of the show is understandable, as the show which was canceled by Netflix in March, has been brought to life by the POP network. The initial cancellation did not just crush fans; they took action online by campaigning for a return of the series, using the hashtag #SaveODAAT
It did not take long before their request was granted, as the POP network would be airing the fourth season in 2020.
To further affirm the news, the star actress of the show, Rita Moreno, debuted it on both her Instagram and Twitter account.
She shared a photo of the cast in a warm embrace and stated that the hashtag #SaveODAAT was over. It is now the regimen of #MoreODAAT.
Fans were pretty excited about the news as her post racked up over 50,000 likes.
Co-runner of the show, Gloria Calderon Kellett, also tweeted that the show was back and thanked fans who helped the campaign trend.
WE'RE BACK!— Gloria Calderón Kellett aka Glorita to my family (@everythingloria) June 27, 2019
Thanks to every fan who made #saveodaat trend worldwide, ONE DAY AT A TIME is heading to POP TV & we couldn't be more excited! We have many more stories to tell about & we can't wait to share them with you! Thank you @sptv & @PopTV! #moreodaat https://t.co/4grfsn9RA3 pic.twitter.com/oPsvXL7DC5
"We have many more stories to tell about & we can't wait to share them with you."
Tweets also poured in from fans to express their anticipation of the fourth season.
One fan tweeted:
THE MIRACLE HAPPENED, ABUELA! THE MIRACLE HAPPENED! 😭 pic.twitter.com/kwm7f7HrPJ— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@ShellySometimes) June 27, 2019
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Executive Producer and creator, Norman Lear, shared how hurt he was when the show got canceled.
"Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day at a Time's cancellation. Today, I'm overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on."
RITA MORENO ALMOST QUIT SHOW BUSINESS
It is unbelievable to think that a bundle of talent like Rita Moreno was close to saying bye-bye to the world of Hollywood. But that was the case for the Latina actress.
Although her role in the 1961 movie, "West Side Story" was what projected her into fame, it didn't come easy. The 87-year-old was a major subject of racism.
She recounted how her first line in the movie which was "America" was meant to be "Puerto Rico, you ugly island, island of tropic diseases." However, because of her devotion to her country, Rita refused to say it.
Luckily, the script was adjusted and she went on to win an Oscar and Golden Globe for her role.
Despite all the hurdles faced in Old Hollywood, Rita's career has remained a commendable one, and fans are about to be reminded what a gem she is in the coming forth season of "One Day At A Time."