ABC has picked up ensemble drama A Million Little Things for a fifth season. The network is not labeling Season 5 as final but I hear it is expected to be the closing chapter of the DJ Nash-created series.
It came down to the wire for A Million Little Things, whose core cast includes David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Grace Park and James Roday Rodriguez.
Like is the case with most bubble show renewals these days, the pickup came after difficult license fee negotiations as networks are pushing down on what they pay for moderate performers amid sliding linear ratings.
I hear ABC had asked the AMLT creative team not to write the Season 5 finale as a series finale, which brought on a lot of anxiety as renewal negotiations dragged on, with the Season 5 finale, airing May 18, carrying the slightly ominous title “just in case.” Creator Nash has said publicly that he had pitched AMLT with a pre-conceived ending, so a possible cancellation would have denied the drama a proper ending.Read more on deadline.com