According to The Hollywood Reporter, One Day at a Time's move to Pop after Netflix's cancelation was thanks to a deficit finance model. "That means Pop will pay a licensing fee — that is less than the cost of the series — to Sony for the right to air the show. Season four of the comedy, set to return in 2020, will see a slight reduction in its budget (though it is not expected to be evident onscreen)," explains The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg. "With the new deal, Sony now will gain international and syndication rights to sell the show's fourth season (and beyond). That key additional revenue stream helps Sony avoid having to bring in CBS TV Studios as a co-producer on the series." As Mike Royce, who co-created the Netflix revival of Norman Lear's classic comedy with Gloria Calderon Kellett, put it: "(Sony) talked to everyone, big and small, and figured out creative ways to go at this." As for the future, Royce doesn't intend for next season to be One Day at a Time's last. "I don't think Rita (Moreno) is going to stop after 10," he said with a laugh. "It's the kind of show that has more stories to tell. It's not done. It's a format where you can keep going. … We'll see what happens this season. It's a very experimental situation — no one has ever done anything like this before."