A Million Little Things’ second season gets larger episode order
The family drama A Million Little Things proved to be a real hit for ABC, averaging over 7.7 million viewers per episode and garnering a strong fan following, and the network is translating that into a larger episode count for its second season with an extra two episodes, according to TVLine.
In an interview with the outlet, series creator DJ Nash revealed that the network actually pushed for a 22-episode count, but while Nash wanted only 18, the two came together and compromised on 19, up from the first season’s 17.
“I feel like the compliment our show gets that means the most to me is that it’s authentic,” Nash said. “And yet the thing I love most about our show is flipping cards. For instance, you think Katherine [Grace Park] is horrible and she ends up being someone you love. We flip cards — that’s how we’re built. I don’t want to flip cards so much that it feels inauthentic. So that’s why I said, ‘I gotta do 18.’ And then they said, ‘How about 19?’ And I said, ‘OK.‘”
A Million Little Things is a series set in Boston which follows a group of friends 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.
A Million Little Things stars David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville, Ron Livingston as Jon Dixon, Romany Malco as Rome Howard, Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom, Christina Moses as Regina Howard, Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales, Grace Park as Katherine Kim, James Roday as Gary Mendez, Stephanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon, Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon and Tristan Byon as Theo Saville.
DJ Nash is creator and executive producer; Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and James Griffiths are executive producers. A Million Little Things is produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment, and the second season will premiere on ABC Thursday, September 26 at 9 p.m. PST.