A Million Little Things is giving us even more reasons to watch Season 2.
TVLine is reporting that Jason Ritter has landed a multi-episode arc on the soapy drama.
As for who he will be playing, the outlet states that the character will have ties to Maggie's mother, Patricia, and that his arrival will come with some severe ramifications for everyone involved.
This marks a return to ABC for Ritter who previously starred on the one-and-done Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.
The series was canceled way before its time. It was heartwarming, with solid characters, and even a plot that could have been continued for several seasons.
Unfortunately, viewers did not connect with it as well as ABC had hoped, leading to its cancellation.
Still, the next best thing is for Ritter to appear in another fan-favorite drama series at the network.
Ritter has also appeared on Joan of Arcadia, The Event, The Class, and even Parenthood. He's a seasoned TV veteran who has appeared in a LOT of series during his time in the spotlight.
He is also attached as a series regular to the cast of Raising Dion, an upcoming Netflix series which follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark, according to the official logline.
The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities.
Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark's best friend Pat and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Ritter is signed on to play Pat on that series.
As for AMLT Season 2, the show's episode order was recently revealed to be 19 episodes, a slightly higher count than the freshman season.
It is slated to return for A Million Little Things Season 2 on Thursday, September 26, sandwiched between Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder.
ABC recently dropped the official synopis for Season 2.
Friendship isn’t a big thing. It’s a million little things. When our gang’s dear friend Jon – a man perfect on paper – took his own life, his family and friends were left to pick up the pieces.
Each of these friends is not living the version of life they thought they’d be living. And their friend’s death forces them to take a look at the choices they’ve made and to solve the unanswerable mystery of a man they thought they knew.
Delilah, now the sole parent to Sophie and Danny, must help her children move forward from their father’s death, while hiding a huge secret of her own.
Although she and Eddie are no longer having an affair, she is about to give birth to his baby, a living reminder of their transgressions.
To protect their families, they have agreed to say the baby’s father is Jon, a situation made even more impossible when Eddie, trying to save his marriage, decides to tell his wife, Katherine, the truth.
As the friends prepare to welcome Delilah’s baby into the world, Rome and Regina find themselves at odds.
When they got married, they agreed they didn’t want kids, but after getting a second chance at life, Rome finds himself wishing he had a baby.
And while marriage is about compromise, Regina’s not sure this is one she can or should make.
As for Maggie and Gary, after finding out that Maggie is in remission, she and Gary move in together, ready to finally explore what being together is like when neither of them is on chemo.
But adjusting to life post-cancer is easier said than done. As Maggie and Gary navigate their new relationship, an unexpected visit from Maggie’s mother leaves them questioning everything.
Meanwhile, having watched Jon’s last video and learned that Mitch might not be his real father, Barbara Morgan’s son, PJ, goes on a quest to find the truth.
Having befriended Rome and with an appointment with Maggie on the books, PJ is about to turn his life and our gang’s life upside down.
We’ll see that family, like friendship, is a million little things.
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