Fans of the ABC TV show “A Million Little Things” will be glad to hear this news. The freshman ensemble drama has been renewed for a second season.
ABC announced the renewal in early February. The show had received middling ratings before improving after a switch to a Thursday night timeslot.
“A Million Little Things,” as Variety describes it, “tries to do for friends what ‘This Is Us’ did for families.”
The show focuses on a group of friends regrouping after one of their own, Jon (played by Ron Livingston), kills himself with no warning.
ABC network president Karey Burke told TVLine that just as Jon’s suicide propelled the first season of “A Million Little Things,” another mystery will spur on its second season.
“There will [be a new mystery], but I can’t tell you [what it is],” she said.
Besides Livingston, “A Million Little Things” stars James Roday, David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Grace Park, Allison Miller, Christina Moses and Stephanie Szostak. Plotlines have hit upon depression, divorce, romance, suicide and family dynamics.
ABC also announced the renewal of its sophomore drama “The Good Doctor,” veteran reality show “Shark Tank” and long-running family comedy “Modern Family,” which was renewed for an eleventh and final season.