Almost every emotional peak and low has been explored in the ABC drama A Million Little Things over the previous four years. The program has dealt with a wide range of difficult subjects throughout its four seasons, including suicide, death, despair, cancer, racial empowerment and prejudice, abortion, infertility, and one’s own gender identity and sexual orientation.
It’s safe to say that A Million Little Things has a lot of ground to cover in future seasons, but the question remains: Is it still worth renewing? Viewers continue to tune in to keep up with the unfolding drama thanks to a stellar ensemble that includes Grace Park, David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, and James Roday Rodriguez.
There have been times when the series has felt more like a soap opera than a serious look at some of the world’s most pressing social issues. The network has yet to declare the show’s renewal, despite good ratings at the mid-season four finales.
A Million Little Things had a lot going for it when it first came out, including a unique take on the friendship between four male friends. Even though the show centered on the female cast members, one aspect that stood out was its emphasis on the often-overlooked inner lives of men.
The series dealt with the grief, shame, blame, and melancholy that followed the death of Jon Dixon, a central figure in the group. While confined in an elevator together, the foursome bonded over their shared passion for Boston Bruins professional hockey, and Jon began purchasing season tickets that brought the four together and built a link between their families afterward.
This first season’s characters all had their unique ways of coping with the tragic loss of Jon Snow. Eddie Saville, a former rock star, was right to blame himself. Jon’s wife Delilah was having an affair with Eddie, and there were plenty of indications that Jon was aware of it. Is that why he killed himself?
Gary Mendez, a male breast cancer survivor, only survived because Jon was there to support him. Was he indifferent to Jon’s plight during his medical care? A little attention might have allowed him to intervene in time to save his friend’s life.
As a backstage actor, Rome Howard battled his mental health issues and was on the verge of taking his own life when he received the news of Jon’s death. If Rome hadn’t taken his own life, the world would have been left in the same state of chaos and disarray as everyone who cared about Jon. When he opened up about his sadness to the boys, they formed a support group and demanded that he receive help and tell his wife, Regina, about his difficulties with mental health.
A Million Little Things was one of the few shows to highlight the emotional side of males, despite the social belief that men have it all figured out and can take everything the world throws at them and shrug it off. Occasionally, this is even more true.
Despite the show’s equal billing for men and women, the show’s profound study of male emotions was a major factor in its commercial success.
Jon’s death had a profound effect on the lives of three men who stepped up to be father figures to the children he left behind. To be honest, Gary’s character has never strayed from this theme throughout the whole run of the show.
Garry took over the role of primary caregiver for Jon’s daughters Sophie and Danny while Delilah was away living in Paris, France. After discovering that Sophie’s piano teacher had sexually manipulated her, his inexperience as a father mixed with his irrational temperament.
This manic outburst almost ended his relationship with Sophie, but it saved him from going to prison. Gary and Maggie Bloom go on a journey into fatherhood in season four, which makes one wonder what fans would lose if the program were canceled.
There is still a profound impact from being reminded that men are emotional beings even though Jon’s death is no longer the primary emphasis. If ABC keeps it in mind for future seasons, A Million Little Things viewers will keep turning in for seasons five and beyond.
As of yet, no official statement has been made regarding a renewal, however, with four seasons of episodes and a renewal announcement in May 2021, there is reason to believe that the show will be renewed for a fifth season.
The ‘A Million Little Things’ Season 4 Finale is the ‘Biggest Cliffhanger’
As soon as ABC gave Nash the go-ahead for a fifth season, he started working on season 4’s conclusion. Season 3 of A Million Little Things concluded on a major cliffhanger. Finally, Eddie Saville (Giuntoli) was called by the person who had hit him. Nash, on the other hand, is adamant that the season 4 finale will be even more shocking.
In a playful jab, Nash stated, “This friend group and this family feel the pressure of Delilah’s absence.” Our biggest cliffhanger of the season is right around the corner, and it follows a cliffhanger of a similar magnitude last season.” We’re looking forward to the stories we’ll tell with our pals and the locations we’ll put them in for the upcoming season.”
The season 4 finale of A Million Little Things has made it impossible for ABC to not renew the show for a fifth season.
Is This the Last Season of ‘A Million Little Things’?
Season 4 of A Million Little Things will not be the last season, according to creator DJ Nash. When asked about ABC in a recent interview, Nash said that he has spoken to the network. According to those he spoke with, David Giuntoli, Grace Park, Romany Malco, Christina Moses, Allison Miller, James Roday Rodriguez, Stéphanie Szostak, Tristan Byon, and Lizzy Greene from the film A Million Little Things should not finish up the story.
As Nash told TV Insider, “everyone lobbied for us not to finish the story. “I can’t wait to see what Season 5 has in store for us.” My friends and I recently discussed whether or not to shoot a final scene that sums up the story. So what? Our fans have all been urging us to continue with this cliffhanger. I was very moved by the story that the writers’ room has crafted. This cast put on some of their best work in the finale, and I was there to witness it.”
A Million Little Things’ renewal is normally announced by ABC in May, so viewers aren’t aware of the current situation.