‘A Million Little Things’: How Many Seasons Will There Be? — Is it Canceled or Renewed for Season 3?

We are almost half-way through season 2 of A Million Little Things, and fans are already wondering if the show will be picked up for season 3. Showrunner D.J. Nash already has a good idea of how many seasons he would like for the ABC series. Let’s take a look and see if the ratings match up with what Nash is thinking. Warning: Season 1 & 2 Spoilers

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What is ‘A Million Little Things’ about? 

The ABC series, A Million Little Things, premiered in September of 2018. The show follows a group of friends from Boston who met in an elevator. The pilot began with the death of Jonathon Dixon (Ron Livingston), and the season followed his friends through aftermath. Jon unexpectedly took his own life, but it seemed to be the wake-up call the others needed to kick their lives in gear. 

The first season held a lot of mystery surrounding secrets Jon was keeping before he passed away. The season finale wrapped up many of the questions involving his death and what he left behind. There are four couples that the story centers around, along with a few guest stars attached to each pair.

The second season has begun with more storylines involving these remaining friends. Gary (James Roday) and Maggie (Allison Miller) are struggling with redefining their relationship now that they are both in remission from cancer. 

Eddie (David Giuntoli) and Katherine (Grace Park) are working on their marriage in the aftermath of Eddie’s infidelity with Jon’s wife. 

Jon’s widow, Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), struggles to keep the paternity of her baby a secret to protect her older children. The baby is Eddie’s, not her deceased husband. Eddie struggles with not being able to take care of the baby like she is his own child.

Rome (Romany Malco) and Regina (Christina Moses) are at odds about having kids or not. They also each have their issues. Rome is battling depression, while Regina is trying to keep her new restaurant afloat. 

What are the ratings and reactions from fans? 

The drama series struggled on Wednesday nights, but ratings improved when it was moved to Thursday nights. It was renewed for a season 2 and averaged about 4.27 million viewers in its first season. Now in its second season, ratings fluctuate from week to week but are remaining about the same as last year. 

IMBd gives the show a 7.9 out of 10; however, Rotten Tomatoes only gives it a 53% rating out of 100%. 

Many Reddit users who loved the show in its first season are struggling with the second season. One user wrote, “I was hooked on this show. The first season was so well written, and you could relate to every character, but this season, it seems that everyone is overdramatic, and the writing has gone downhill. Every episode this season I’ve been annoyed with someone and wish they would just cut to the chase and quit dragging these boring storylines out.”

While not everyone agrees with the complaints about the show, there do seem to be numerous fans who preferred the first season over the second. 

“I still look forward to it every week. It’s not perfect, but I come away, having enjoyed myself when it’s over. And I feel like most people do; otherwise, it’d already have been shelved,” voiced one user who is getting fed up with seeing negative comments. 

Overall, it seems to get mixed reviews. 

Will there be a third season of ‘A Million Little Things’? 

Showrunner, Nash already has the entire series mapped out. “When it comes to the series, I know what I want the finale to be, and there’s even some things that we’ve planted that our actors don’t know that will set up that finale very, very well,” he told Good Housekeeping

He dished, “I think [the cast] all kind of feel like this is a five-season show.” He continued to say, “Nothing is definite yet, things change … we don’t even have a season 3 pick-up yet, so all of that is hypothetical. But I know what the characters are doing for season 3 right now, I know the major arcs for season 3.”

Nash is ready for a renewal for a third, fourth, and fifth season of a Million Little Things. All we have to do now is wait. You can catch new episodes of the drama on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on ABC.