- Main article: Season 1
They say 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.
- Main article: Season 2
Friendship isn't a big thing. It’s a million little things. When our gang's dear friend Jon – a man perfect on paper – took his own life, his family and friends were left to pick up the pieces. Each of these friends is not living the version of life they thought they'd be living. And their friend's death forces them to take a look at the choices they've made and to solve the unanswerable mystery of a man they thought they knew.
Delilah, now the sole parent to Sophie and Danny, must help her children move forward from their father's death, while hiding a huge secret of her own. Although she and Eddie are no longer having an affair, she is about to give birth to his baby, a living reminder of their transgressions. To protect their families, they have agreed to say the baby's father is Jon, a situation made even more impossible when Eddie, trying to save his marriage, decides to tell his wife, Katherine, the truth.
As the friends prepare to welcome Delilah's baby into the world, Rome and Regina find themselves at odds. When they got married, they agreed they didn't want kids, but after getting a second chance at life, Rome finds himself wishing he had a baby. And while marriage is about compromise, Regina's not sure this is one she can or should make.
As for Maggie and Gary, after finding out that Maggie is in remission, she and Gary move in together, ready to finally explore what being together is like when neither of them is on chemo. But adjusting to life post-cancer is easier said than done. As Maggie and Gary navigate their new relationship, an unexpected visit from Maggie's mother leaves them questioning everything.
Meanwhile, having watched Jon's last video and learned that Mitch might not be his real father, Barbara Morgan's son, PJ, goes on a quest to find the truth. Having befriended Rome and with an appointment with Maggie on the books, PJ is about to turn his life and our gang's life upside down.
We'll see that family, like friendship, is a million little things.
- Main article: Season 3
Main cast and charactersEdit
- David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville
- Romany Malco as Rome Howard
- Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom
- Christina Moses as Regina Howard
- Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales (season 1; episodes 1-13)
- Grace Park as Katherine Saville
- James Roday as Gary Mendez
- Stephanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon
- Tristan Byon as Theo Saville
- Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon
- Chance Hurstfield as Daniel Dixon (season 2 onwards; recurring season 1)
A Million Little Things was created by DJ Nash. On August 9, 2017, he pitched the series to ABC. On August 18, 2017, the show landed on the network with a put pilot commitment, with Nash serving as writer and executive producer. Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor from Kapital Entertainment were also announced as executive producers.
The show's title comes from the popular adage "Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things", and was described as "being in the tone of The Big Chill". Being his first hourlong project, Nash explained that he got the idea for A Million Little Things following his project Losing It, and that the show was loosely based on a personal experience:
It's an optimistic look at how the loss of a friend is the impetus for the other seven to finally start living, to make a promise to him and to themselves to finally be honest about what's really going on... I know in my own life, my friend's passing is a constant reminder to keep things in perspective.
On January 26, 2018, the show received a pilot order by ABC. Casting for the main cast started in February 2018 with David Giuntoli, and ended the next month with Lizzy Greene. Shooting for the pilot took place from March 13 to March 30, 2018, in Vancouver. It was directed by James Griffiths, who also serves as executive producer for the series.
On May 9, 2018, the show was officially picked up to series, and was announced to be co-produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment. In June 2018, it was revealed that the show would stay in Vancouver for its filming.
|A Million Little Things Ratings|
These numbers are the total viewers of the first airing on ABC in the USA on Wednesdays 10:00 pm (episode 1.01 to 1.10), on Thursdays 9:00 pm (episode 1.11 to 2.09) and on Thursdays 10:00 pm (episode 2.10 onward).
A Million Little Things ratings: Total viewers per episode (in millions)
These numbers are the 18-49 Demo numbers of the first airing on ABC in the USA on Wednesdays 10:00 pm (episode 1.01 to 1.10), on Thursdays 9:00 pm (episode 1.11 to 2.09) and on Thursdays 10:00 pm (episode 2.10 onward).
A Million Little Things ratings: 18-49 Demo numbers per episode
- Only the final ratings are added in these tables. The early ratings are not used.
- The series high is "The Day Before...", which was watched by 5.41 million viewers and earned a 1.1 demo rating.
- The series low is "Change of Plans", which was watched by 3.64 million viewers and earned a 0.6 demo rating.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Romany Malco||Nomitated|
|Television Academy Honors||Honor Outstanding Programs and Storytellers Advancing Social Change Through Television||A Million Little Things||Won|
- DJ Nash found the inspiration for the title for the series on a motivational cat photo, while he was surfing the web on the free WiFi at a Ralphs in Sherman Oaks.
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