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Why is A Million Little Things ending with Season 5?

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A Million Little Things Season 5 finally has a premiere date. We also have bad news that the series is coming to an end.

If there is one story about life and friendship you need to watch, it’s A Million Little Things. The series started with a group of friends coming together after the one of the group took his own life. It started a search into figuring out why that happened, while also fixing some of the damage elsewhere. Since then, the series has moved on to being about fighting through medical issues, dealing with infidelity, managing children, and much more.

We didn’t get to see the fifth season in the fall lineup. ABC opted to hold the show for the midseason, and there were rumors early on that it would be the final season. Now those rumors are true. This series is coming to an end.

Is A Million Little Things cancelled?

The big question for fans is whether A Million Little Things is cancelled or if it’s ending. There is a difference between the two. “Cancelled” suggests that the writers will leave storylines unresolved, while “ending” means that this is more likely on the show’s terms.

Well, Season 5 is the “end.” ABC has not cancelled the show. TVLine even writes that it’s “ending” and not that it’s cancelled. It does sound like this is creator DJ Nash’s decision.

In fact, when rumors circulated that the fifth season would be the last, there were suggestions that it was on Nash’s terms. He was ready to bring closure for each of the characters we’d come to know and love. Now it looks even more like that with the statement Nash shared:

“I know seeing this show end may be sad for many people (especially my mom who watches live every week), but I always knew I wanted to follow these friends for five seasons and leave them when the time was right.”

With it ending, it does mean closure. There’s nothing worse than a show ending with a cliffhanger

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What do you hope to see in the fifth and final season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

A Million Little Things* Season 5 premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 on ABC.