When Will ‘A Million Little Things’ Return for Season 4 Episode 9?

ABC’s A Million Little Things aired last on December 1, 2021, and it won’t be on tonight, Dec. 22, either. The drama takes an extended break, with an excruciating 84 days off between episodes. When viewers last saw Gary Mendez (James Roday Rodriguez), he brought back all of the feelings from that post-it note with Maggie Bloom (Allison Miller). In the meantime, let’s analyze the A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 9, “Any Way the Wind Blows” promo while viewers await the return.

'A Million Little Things' cast member David Giuntoli holding hands with Erin Karpluk
‘A Million Little Things’: David Giuntoli and Erin Karpluk | ABC/David Bukach

Why isn’t ‘A Million Little Things’ on tonight, Dec. 22, 2021?

According to ABC’s schedule, A Million Little Things 4 will lose its time slot tonight, Dec. 22. Instead, the network will air a repeat episode of The Chase Season 2 to build up to the return of the series on Jan. 5, 2022. The quiz show, adapted from the British program, premiered initially on Aug. 6, 2013, on the Game Show Network. It ran for four seasons. ABC premiered a revival of the series on Jan. 7, 2021. The second half of The Chase Season 2 begins in January, so ABC airs another repeat each week to give fans a refresher.

When will ‘A Million Little Things’ Season 4 Episode 9 return?

Viewers have a devastatingly long time to wait until the return of A Million Little Things (sadly not tonight) on Feb. 23, 2022. However, there’s good news with a return date so late in the season. The ABC drama is in its longest season ever, with 20 episodes ordered. When the series returns, there are still 12 remaining episodes. So, the spring season will have very few breaks if all goes as planned. 

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Why is the ‘A Million Little Things’ break so long?

Many viewers worry that A Million Little Things is canceled since the break is so long between episodes. The last time viewers watched a new episode was Dec. 1. There are several reasons that the winter break of AMLT is almost three months long. The production has time to catch up to run smoothly every week when it returns. 

Plus, rather than have a week off here or there, ABC has a solid chunk of time to run a different show. In the A Million Little Things time slot, The Chase Season 2 will air in the interim until the series returns on Feb. 23, 2022. However, the show is not permanently replacing AMLT.

What to expect when ‘A Million Little Things’ Season 4 Episode 9 returns

There’s no press release available yet for A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 9 because the series has such a long time until it returns. Luckily, fans have a short 30-second clip to analyze continuously until more promos come their way.

In the A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 9 promo, Theo Saville (Tristan Byon) questions his mom, Katherine Kim (Grace Park), about going out on a date. He wants to know if she told his dad, Eddie Saville (David Giuntoli). However, he must not know that his father is also back on the dating scene. In the Dec. 1 episode, Eddie had a date with Anna Benoit (Erin Karpluk).

Eddie tries to get Rome Howard (Romany Malco) out of bed in another scene. However, the filmmaker insists he is not getting out of bed. The most interesting part of the new promo is that Maggie awkwardly answers a call from Camden (Ryan Hansen). When he asks who she is talking to, Maggie doesn’t know how to respond. She’s driving with Gary to Albany and didn’t tell Cam about her driver. Will Maggie and Cam break up? Will Gary try to rekindle the relationship with Maggie? Is Darcy (Floriana Lima) out of Gary’s life for good? Is Gary the father of Darcy’s baby? Some fans think it’s still possible. It looks like viewers have a long wait until they find out what happens next in A Million Little Things Season 4.

Don’t look for A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 9 to return tonight, but rather on ABC at 10 p.m. EST on Feb. 23, 2022.

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