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A Million Little Things is an ABC network family drama series created by DJ Nash which premiered on September 26, 2018. In February 2019, ABC renewed the show for a second season, which premiered on September 26, 2019. In May 2020, ABC renewed the show for a third season.[1]

About the show

The series is about friendship isn't one big thing, it's a million little things; and that's true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life.

After one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way, they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves.

Cast

Episodes

Season 1

  1. Pilot
  2. Band of Dads
  3. Save the Date
  4. Friday Night Dinner
  5. The Game of Your Life
  6. Unexpected
  7. I Dare You
  8. Fight or Flight
  9. Perspective
  10. Christmas Wishlist
  11. Secrets and Lies
  12. The Day Before...
  13. Twelve Seconds
  14. Someday
  15. The Rock
  16. The Rosary
  17. Goodbye

Season 2

  1. Coming Home
  2. Grand Canyon
  3. Mixed Signals
  4. The Perfect Storm
  5. Austin
  6. Unleashed
  7. Ten Years
  8. Goodnight
  9. Time Stands Still
  10. The Kiss
  11. We're the Howards
  12. Guilty
  13. Daisy
  14. The Sleepover
  15. The Lunch
  16. Change of Plans
  17. One Year Later
  18. Mothers and Daughters
  19. 'Til Death Do Us Part

Season 3

Production

Development

On August 18, 2017, ABC landed a series titled "A Million Little Things" with a put pilot commitment, to be written by DJ Nash, who would serve as executive producer alongside Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.

The series was described as "being in the tone of The Big Chill," with the title stemming from the popular adage, "Friendship isn't a big thing – it's a million little things."

Nash came up with the idea for the series following his single-camera comedy pilot Losing It. He said that "Sometimes in comedy, you have to apologize for adding drama, which is why I was so thrilled to see ABC's passion for a drama that has comedy".

In January of 2018, ABC officially ordered the series to pilot and the show was officially picked up to series on May 9, 2018. It is produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

On February 5, 2019, during the TCA press tour, "A Million Little Things" was renewed for a second season.

Casting

On February 6, 2018, David Giuntoli was cast as Eddie. A week later, Romany Malco was cast as Rome.

By the end of the month, Christina Ochoa had joined the cast as Ashley along with Anne Son as Katherine, Christina Moses as Regina Howard and James Roday as Gary.

In early March 2018, Stéphanie Szostak was cast as Delilah while Lizzy Greene was cast as Sophie Dixon.

That month, it was also revealed that Ron Livingston had joined the series in an unspecified role which was revealed with the series order in May to be the character, Jon.

On June 27, 2018, Grace Park was cast as Katherine, replacing Anne Son who was in the original pilot.

Filming

Production on the pilot took place from March 12 to 29, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Principal photography for the first season of "A Million Little Things" began on July 24, 2018, and concluded on February 4, 2019.

Reception

On review aggregation Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 52% with an average rating of 6.15/10, based on 31 reviews.

The website's critical consensus reads: "Despite a decent ensemble and a few intriguing elements, A Million Little Things breaks under the weight of its own emotionally lofty ambitions."

Metacritic (which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 51 out of 100 based on 15 critics) indicating "mixed or average reviews."

References

  1. ABC Renews 13 Series, Including Freshmen ‘Stumptown’ & ‘Mixed-ish’, For 2020-21 Season - Deadline

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