- A Million Little Things season 2 will premiere on September 26 at 9 p.m.
- The A Million Little Things cast looks like it's staying (mostly) the same, with the addition of actor Jason Ritter.
- In its 19 episodes, Season 2 will delve even deeper into the stories of Delilah, Eddie, Katherine, Barbara, PJ, and more.
The first season of the hit drama followed a group of friends from Boston as they navigated relationships, tough times, and joyful moments together. But when one member of the group died unexpectedly, the others saw it as a wake-up call to stop taking life — and their bond — for granted. With the season 1 over, however, the big question is: What's going to happen next?
Judging by what we know so far, season 2 has a lot of twists and turns in store.
When is A Million Little Things season 2's premiere date?
How can I watch A Million Little Things season 2?
When the show returns, A Million Little Things will air on ABC Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET, just like season 1. If you won't be watching in real time, you'll be able to catch episodes on Hulu (sign up for a free trial here) or on the ABC app, which is available on Google Play, iTunes, Kindle Fire, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and FireTV. (Side note: If you have one of the cable providers that supports the ABC Live Stream capability — including Xfinity, DirecTV, Dish, Verizon, AT&T U-Verse, and Spectrum — you can access A Million Little Things by signing into your cable account.)
As a last resort, you'll be able to go to the ABC website to watch all episodes a week after they premiere.
How many episodes will there be in season 2?
Series creator DJ Nash told TVLine that the second season of A Million Little Things will have 19 episodes — up two from the first season's 17 episodes. Apparently, ABC asked for even more (22, to be precise), but the producer pushed back in an effort to maintain the show's "authenticity."
"I feel like the compliment our show gets that means the most to me is that it's authentic," he said. "And yet the thing I love most about our show is flipping cards ... [But] I don't want to flip cards so much that it feels inauthentic."
Which cast members are returning for season 2?
If the show's latest Instagram post is any indication, the main cast will be returning. That includes Romany Malco, Chance Hurstfield, Lizzy Greene, Stephanie Szostak, Tristan Byon, David Giuntoli, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Grace Park, and James Roday (complete with his new, very full beard), who were all present at the first season 2 table read.
In a June 26 tweet, series creator DJ revealed that Chandler (whose character, PJ, was revealed to be Barbara Nelson's son in the season 1 finale) is set to be "a big part" of season 2, so there's nothing to worry about there. Christina also told TVLine back in February that "it's a pretty safe bet to say that Ashley is not completely out of the picture," though she confirmed she might be gone for a while. DJ has been a little bit less clear about Ron's presence in season 2, however.
"He has been a great partner in this, so I'd love to continue to have him tell his story," DJ told Entertainment Weekly after the season 1 finale. "He has another series [Loudermilk] that he's working on, so we may just have find those moments, but I'd love to have him back."
Meanwhile, TVLine has reported that Chance was promoted from a recurring character to a regular character in the upcoming season, which means Danny (a.k.a. Jon and Delilah's son, and Sophie's little brother) will likely play a larger role.
Will there be any new cast members in season 2?
Yes, as it turns out, there will be at least one new character in A Million Little Things' upcoming season: On August 13, TVLine reported that Jason Ritter (Joan of Arcadia, Parenthood) will be joining the cast as a yet-to-be-named character with connections to Maggie's mother, Patricia (who is played by Melora Hardin). According to the entertainment site, this character's arrival is set to "upend everything" — which sounds like a very interesting development, indeed.
What are some season 2 spoilers?
DJ hasn't spilled too many details just yet, but he did tell TV Guide that he has plans to completely "flip the cards" on Rome's storyline. As DJ put it, just when you think the story is leading you one direction, they're going to "take it a different way." In other words, when we saw Rome grab a suicide prevention hotline number from a poster at the hospital, it's not exactly what fans are expecting.
"I think Rome, realizing that helping others who have been in that situation might be a really great way to take control back and to take the power back in his life," DJ explained. "I'm excited to follow that story for him. In the second season, we see him help other people in the way he needed help."
DJ has also hinted to EW that season 2 will follow:
- Rome's relationship with Gina as they struggle with wanting different things from their marriage
- Maggie and Gary's relationship as they navigate their feelings for each other post-cancer
- Katherine and Eddie's relationship as Eddie's affair with Delilah does or does not come to light (On Twitter, DJ has since added that this couple's storyline will be especially moving this season.)
But that's not all: He says there will be a completely different "mystery" that will carry through season 2 from start to finish, as well.
"When Jon took his life in the pilot, that became the mystery that we were following in season 1," he told EW. "We have already started to set up a story for season 2. The viewers may not be aware that they are already exposed to that story, but it's already there and as we go into season 2, there is a new thing to follow that will play us throughout. A separate issue that is not related to Jon's suicide."
What that issue is, exactly — only time (and fan theories) will tell.
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