A Million Little Things


A Million Little Things Information

A Million Little Things is an American family drama television series created by DJ Nash for ABC. Nash, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and James Griffiths serve as executive producers on the series. The series is produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

The series features an ensemble cast including David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Christina Ochoa, Grace Park, James Roday, Stphanie Szostak, Tristan Byon and Lizzy Greene. The series received a put pilot commitment at ABC in August 2017; A Million Little Things was ordered to series in May 2018 and premiered on September 26, 2018. On October 26, 2018, the show was picked for a full season of 17 episodes.

Premise

Set in Boston, a tight-knit circle of friends is shocked after a member of the group commits suicide unexpectedly. Each friend realizes that they need to finally start living life. The title is a reference to the saying "Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things."

Cast and characters

Main

  • David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville, a music teacher and stay-at-home dad who is having marital problems.
  • Romany Malco as Rome Howard, who yearns to accomplish something more meaningful with his life.
  • Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom, a therapist and Gary's love interest.
  • Christina Moses as Regina Howard, a chef who wants to open her own restaurant.
  • Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales, Jon's assistant.
  • Grace Park as Katherine Kim, who used to be the fun one of the group, but now is a mom juggling her career as a lawyer and parenting her son.
  • James Roday as Gary Mendez, a friend of Eddie, Jon, and Rome, and a survivor of breast cancer.
  • Stphanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon, Jon's widow.
  • Tristan Byon as Theo Saville, Eddie and Katherine's son.
  • Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon, Jon and Delilah's moody 16-year-old daughter.

Recurring

  • Ron Livingston as Jonathan "Jon" Dixon, a successful businessman who unexpectedly takes his own life.
  • Chance Hurstfield as Daniel "Danny" Dixon, Jon and Delilah's son and Sophie's little brother.
  • Sam Huntington as Tom, a mystery man from Maggie's past.

Episodes

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|ShortSummary    = After completing negotiations for a deal on the phone, Jon goes out onto the balcony of his office, leaves his phone and an envelope on the table, and calmly steps over the edge to his death. Meanwhile, Gary is at the doctor's for a regular check-up to see if his breast cancer is still in remission. When Eddie gets the call he is packing a suitcase and about to leave his workaholic wife Katherine for his lover. Rome has just stuffed a handful of pills in his mouth when he gets the call and spits them out. Gary brings Maggie from his cancer support group to the funeral and wake, where she gets on well with Delilah and Regina. The four men met when trapped in an elevator, and since they were all Boston Bruins fans, Jon bought them season tickets every year. They go to the next game together to honour Jon and try to figure out why he did it. Rome admits he has been depressed and the others insist he get help. Jon's final deal was a subsidised lease for Regina so that she can open a restaurant, instead of catering from her kitchen. Delilah is worried that Jon killed himself because of her affair with Eddie and ends it.
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|ProdCode        = 102
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|ShortSummary    = Gary and Maggie continue hooking up and getting to know each other. Maggie's ex turns up and says he's worried because she left suddenly when her cancer returned. Maggie tells him she doesn't want more chemo. Sophie is upset because she and Jon were entered in a father-daughter dance recital and it feels like her father abandoned her. The guys resolve to step up and be dads for Jon's children. Sophie picks Eddie, her guitar teacher, to dance with her. Rome talks to Maggie about his suicide attempt and she refers him to a colleague. Ashley tells Delilah that Jon added her to the restaurant lease because he thought it was time she returned to work after raising their kids. Delilah finds the necklace Eddie lost in her car in Jon's nightstand and returns it to him. Eddie feeling guilty, pulls out of the recital. Jon had asked Rome to help him with the steps so he could dance with Sophie, and they do  well. Ashley finds a note in the envelope that leads her to a hidden life insurance policy naming Garry, Eddie, Rome and Barbara Morgan as the only beneficiaries. Eddie has been avoiding listening to a voicemail that Jon left the day he died (while Eddie was busy having sex with Delilah), it says "love each other".
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|ProdCode        = 103
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|ShortSummary    = It's Gary's 35th birthday; he has a passionate night with Maggie until Jon's text reminder. Maggie, mad at Gary for prying, goes running and encounters Rome, who asks her to be his confidante. Jon's Boston Bruins fantasy camp plan for himself and the guys is reconsidered by the others. When they decide to go, Eddie stops by his house for his "lucky skates", returning unexpectedly for his forgotten cellphone, which leads to the revelation that Katherine's found out about Eddie's affair with Delilah. As the tryst's gossip quickly spreads, Delilah feels distraught with guilt. At fantasy camp, high tensions between Gary and Eddie lead to a hockey rink fight. Although Eddie apologizes, all is not forgiven. Later, Eddie tells his wife the affair is over, but Katherine is still infuriated. As the day ends, Delilah explains to Gary that while Jon was there for everyone, she felt forgotten; the reason for the affair with Eddie. Later, Gary blows out the candles of the birthday cake alone.
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|ProdCode        = 104
|Viewers         = 3.33
|ShortSummary    = Delilah sees a pizza peel from their traditional pizza nights and moves it to an obscure spot, unable to deal with the memories and guilt. When Sophie notices, she fights with her mom over trying to erase her dad's legacy from their lives. Gary and Rome hatch a plan to get Delilah and Regina in the restaurant to help with renovations. Regina is still furious at Delilah over the affair, but even more that Delilah didn't reveal that Jon was distant the past two years in their marriage. Eddie revisits the bar where he used to hang out. He flashes back to six months ago when Jon notices Eddie's drinking problem and has him kick the habit. Sophie visits Eddie and Katherine's house for an impromptu guitar lesson and a talk. Maggie is informed that her cancer is aggressively returning and she has three to six months to live if no treatment is sought. After Rome's meeting with Maggie, he confesses to Regina that he's unhappy with his job. Regina then visits Delilah and apologizes for not seeing her pain earlier and offers to help her get Pizza Night back on track. After dropping Sophie off at her house, Eddie and Katherine give in to their son's request to join them for dinner. Shortly thereafter, Gary and Eddie make amends, and Rome announces that he quit his job and he'll make his movie one way or another. Once the pizza is made, dinner night proceeds and they all give a toast to Jon.
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|ProdCode        = 105
|Viewers         = 3.49
|ShortSummary    = Gary takes Maggie out on a romantic day of activities, including hot-air ballooning. Knowing that Maggie's cancer has returned, Gary begs her to go through with chemotherapy and pledges to be by her side, but she refuses, so Gary and Maggie play one-on-one basketball to determine her fate. Sophie is suspended from school for punching a classmate who has said hurtful things about Jon and her, so Delilah comes up with a plan to help get Sophie's aggression out in a positive manner. Rome attends his first therapy session and receives a prescription for his depression. Meanwhile, Theo stars in a school play. Despite Eddie pulling off a miracle to delay the play so that Katherine can see it after work, she tells Eddie that she's divorcing him in the aftermath of his recent affair, and Eddie winds up on Gary's couch. Later the guys find a used pregnancy test, and Rome thinks Regina is pregnant. But Regina says that the test belongs to Delilah.
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|ProdCode        = 106
|Viewers         = 3.31
|ShortSummary    = The guys and ladies get together at Rome and Regina's home for game night, which comes to a grinding halt with questions about Delilah's pregnancy, leaving Eddie with more regrets about his affair. Eddie lands a gig at the bar, but is asked to babysit Theo while Katherine goes on a business trip; Gary and Maggie agree to babysit. Ashley visits a still-rattled Delilah while keeping Jon's insurance policy a secret. Shortly thereafter, Delilah asks Gary to bring her to the OBGYN to terminate her pregnancy. Rome and Regina set their sights on opening a new restaurant, but Regina's mom Shelley shows up and meddles into their affairs. Later, Regina finds Rome's suicide note written the day of Jon's death. Rome tells his wife that while he has a happy life, he still feels unhappy, leading Regina to console him. Later, Eddie has jitters as he never performed sober before and called Gary for some advice. After building up some confidence thanks to Theo, Eddie performs for his friends and patrons. After the concert, Delilah tells Eddie backstage that she and Jon weren't sleeping together and convinced Eddie that the baby is his.
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|ProdCode        = 107
|Viewers         = 3.28
|ShortSummary    = Rome wakes up with stomach pains and asks Maggie if it had to do with his antidepressants. After falling over, Regina panics and takes him to the hospital. While Gina struggles to cope, Gary and Eddie stand by to make sure Rome drinks a charcoal-like substance to clear his stomach to find the source of his pain, which was a small kidney stone. Delilah feels anxious about her ultrasound, and Eddie offers to take her. Gary and Maggie take turns playing a game of dare, including singing their rendition of Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" at a restaurant. Gary then tries once more to get Maggie to get chemo, but she's upset with him. Eddie encounters an up-and-coming singer who wants to use Eddie's song "Unexpected" in his album. Eddie reluctantly agrees, but passes on his advice to put the bottle down. Later, Danny, Delilah and Jon's son, has a date with a boy from school and asks Gary's advice. Meanwhile, Regina is still mad that everyone knew about Rome's depression but her, so the two go for the first-date role-playing approach.
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|ProdCode        = 108
|Viewers         = 3.47
|ShortSummary    = Maggie has a recurring nightmare of herself in a plane with a young guy named Chad who's drinking some booze as they are in turbulence. Meanwhile, Gary helps Eddie and his son Theo find a new apartment, however Eddie is hesitant to commit to a 1-year lease. Gina and Delilah set up for the grand opening, but later congregate to discuss with their group on what to do since Gary and Maggie's breakup. They try to get Maggie to open up, but she relents, and they ultimately blame Gary. It is not until days later that Maggie finally reveals she is dying as the reason for the break-up. Meanwhile, Gary travels to Chicago for some advice from an unlikely source - Maggie's ex Tom. Later, the party commences at the new restaurant. Gary returns and joins in, but then sees Maggie and the two have another fight over trying to get chemo treatment for her. After Gary angrily walks out, he starts an affair with Ashley. As Gina drives Maggie home, it was revealed that Chad was Maggie's brother who died in a car crash resulting from a DUI. Maggie has another dizzy spell followed by the same recurring nightmare, which had a happy ending.
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|ProdCode        = 109
|Viewers         = 3.17
|ShortSummary    = It's been a full year since Gary has beaten breast cancer. Throughout the 1-year anniversary, he has flashbacks of himself with Jon as his moral support during chemotherapy. Meanwhile, Maggie builds herself a bucket list of things to do before she succumbs to her cancer.  Delilah tells Maggie she wishes to travel back to two years prior to Jon becoming distant and shutting her out. Later, Eddie's former bandmate stops by to ask him to rejoin the group, but Eddie is hesitant due to taking care of Theo. Later, he finds out that Katherine's new love interest Hunter picks up the slack as Katherine struggles to find a babysitter while working at the firm. Rome's dad visits him and Gina to help with fixing their broken sink. He too finds out about Rome's depression and how he is getting help. In another flashback, Jon convinces Gary that he'll beat the cancer and outlive Jon. Gary then meets with Ashley again and discusses whether Jon planned his suicide or if he's having financial problems. Ashley then brings Gary to an impromptu "You're Cancer Free" party that she and their friends put together. What was to be a joyous moment turned somber as Gary lashes out and destroys the painting Jon hung up for Gary because Jon fought so hard to keep him alive only to end his own. Days later, Maggie texts Gary as she finally gets chemo.
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|ProdCode        = 110
|Viewers         = 3.37
|ShortSummary    = Gary and the gang arrive at the Dixon house to make the Christmas season easier on the family following Jon's death. Sophie has a flashback of her dad wearing a Santa suit, causing her to leave the party upset. Shortly thereafter, Eddie tries to reassure her as he himself prepares to go on tour with his band, but she sees through it and they decides to play the guitar together. Gary tries to enjoy the festivities, but another flashback of Jon makes him walk away to Jon's office to have some alone time until he sees Ashley on the phone with a banker. Gary hopes for some answers from Ashley about the day of Jon's suicide, but she tells him to make sure his family has a good time. Gina hopes to be intimate with Rome, who admits his sex drive is limited due to his medication. Later, Maggie assists Gary in buying more Christmas lights. She doesn't reveal that she has begun chemo until she vomits in front of Gary in his new car. Meanwhile, Eddie takes Delilah to the hospital, concerned about her pregnancy and admits to being lousy when it came to Theo's birth and hopes to fill Jon's shoes when her birth occurs. Sophie follows to the hospital and is informed her mother is pregnant. Back at the Dixon house, the Christmas party resumes. Sophie, in a much better mood, teams up with Eddie and puts on a yuletide concert. Delilah then steals away after the doorbell rings and is served an eviction notice, despite Ashley's pleas to the bankers. The next day, Eddie leaves to go on a two-week tour with his band. Rome vows to Gina that he'll return to the man he once was. Later, Gary hangs up Jon's repaired picture for Maggie and sits with her during chemo as her moral support. Ashley then flashes back to a moment with Jon which turned into a love affair.
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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". ABC officially ordered the series to pilot in January 2018, and the show was officially picked up to series on May 9, 2018. The series is produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

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, Stphanie 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. Principal photography for the first season began on July 24, 2018, and is set to conclude on February 4, 2019.

Release

Broadcast

The series premiered on September 26, 2018 on ABC in the United States. In Turkey, the series broadcast through pay broadcaster Digiturk.

Reception

Critical response

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."

Ratings

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| title3 = Save the Date | date3 = October 10, 2018 | rs3 = 0.8/3 | viewers3 = 3.66 | dvr3 = 1.1 | dvrv3 = 3.50 | total3 = 1.9 | totalv3 = 7.17

| title4 = Friday Night Dinner | date4 = October 17, 2018 | rs4 = 0.8/3 | viewers4 = 3.33 | dvr4 = 1.0 | dvrv4 = 3.49 | total4 = 1.8 | totalv4 = 6.82

| title5 = The Game of Your Life | date5 = October 24, 2018 | rs5 = 0.8/3 | viewers5 = 3.49 | dvr5 = 1.0 | dvrv5 = 3.41 | total5 = 1.8 | totalv5 = 6.91

| title6 = Unexpected | date6 = October 31, 2018 | rs6 = 0.8/3 | viewers6 = 3.31 | dvr6 = 1.0 | dvrv6 = 3.36 | total6 = 1.8 | totalv6 = 6.67

| title7 = I Dare You | date7 = November 7, 2018 | rs7 = 0.7/3 | viewers7 = 3.28 | dvr7 = 1.1 | dvrv7 = 3.53 | total7 = 1.8 | totalv7 = 6.81

| title8 = Fight or Flight | date8 = November 28, 2018 | rs8 = 0.8/3 | viewers8 = 3.47 | dvr8 = 1.0 | dvrv8 = 3.55 | total8 = 1.8 | totalv8 = 7.02

| title9 = Perspective | date9 = December 5, 2018 | rs9 = 0.7/3 | viewers9 = 3.17 | dvr9 = 1.0 | dvrv9 = 3.42 | total9 = 1.7 | totalv9 = 6.60

| title10 = Christmas Wishlist | date10 = December 12, 2018 | rs10 = 0.7/3 | viewers10 = 3.37 | dvr10 = 1.0 | dvrv10 = 3.37 | total10 = 1.7 | totalv10 = 6.74

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