A Million Little Things season 5: how to watch, recaps, cast and everything we know

Romany Malco and David Giuntoli in A Million Little Things
Romany Malco and David Giuntoli in A Million Little Things (Image credit: ABC/Darko Sikman)

After premiering in 2018, A Million Little Things is coming to an end with season 5. The drama follows a group of friends who get a wake-up call to really start living when one of them unexpectedly dies. Through the seasons, we have seen these characters navigate new identities, careers and family formations, each embracing and learning what it means to be a united family, love and seek forgiveness, even when it hasn't been easy. 

Here is everything that you need to know about A Million Little Things season 5.

How to watch A Million Little Things

The series finale of A Million Little Things aired on Wednesday, May 3, on ABC. While fans are sure to be sad to see the drama say goodbye, they can watch the entire series on Hulu right now or ABC.com if they have a pay-TV or live TV streaming service with ABC (FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV).

UK fans of the show can also watch the series on Disney Plus.

Check out what else is on TV tonight with WTW's US TV listings.

A Million Little Things season 5 plot

In A Million Little Things season 4, audiences found out that Gary and Maggie are finally pregnant, but Gary has a mass in his lung, meaning his cancer has returned. He has been secretly going to chemotherapy with Maggie but does not want to tell his friends because he knows they will treat him differently. Rome and Gina find out when their friend returns Rome's camera, only to discover a video of Gary talking to his future child in case he does not make it.

Here is the official synopsis for the A Million Little Things season 5 provided by ABC:

"As Rome Howard says, 'Life isn’t just about the moments, it's about who you share them with.' And as the fifth and final season of the beloved ABC drama series A Million Little Things unfolds, we'll watch through laughter and tears as we bring this incredible journey to its conclusion. Along the way, we'll explore the depths of friendship, love and sorrow as we bid this special family of friends goodbye, once again proving that friendship really is a million little things."

What are some of the big questions A Million Little Things still has to answer in its final season?

Also, keep up with A Million Little Things season 5 with What to Watch's recaps:

A Million Little Things season 5 cast

David Giuntoli currently stars as Eddie Saville on A Million Little Things. He is known for his role as Detective Nick Burkhardt on NBC’s acclaimed series, Grimm. Additional credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Key and Peele, as well as 13 Hours. He also starred in Buddymoon, which he also produced and co-wrote.

Romany Malco plays Rome Howard. Malco wrote, produced, directed and starred in the mockumentary film, Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison, which is based on his web series. He also starred in the 2019 Netflix film, Holiday Rush.

Allison Miller portrays Maggie. Her other television work includes 13 Reasons Why, Incorporated, Terra Nova, Kings and Go On. On the big screen, she can be seen in 17 Again, Devil’s Due and Always Woodstock. Miller made her directorial debut with Growth. The short, which she wrote, directed, produced, and stars, has been accepted into numerous film festivals including the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Short Fest where it won the Filmmaker Pick Award.

Christina Moses is Regina Howard. Previously, she was on Condor, Containment and The Originals.

Grace Park returns as Katherine Saville. She is best known for Hawaii Five-0 and Battlestar Galactica. Additionally, the actress was in Public Schooled, Edgemont, The Border and The Cleaner.

James Roday Rodriguez stars as Gary Mendez. He is recognized for his eight-year run as Shawn Spencer on the hit comedy Psych, which also resulted in three films. The actor directed his own script, Treehouse, as part of the Blumhouse anthology series for Hulu. Rodriguez also wrote and directed the USA pilot, Shoot the Moon. He has directed shows such as The Resident, Battle Creek, Rosewood and Psych. His feature directing debut was Gravy. Past credits include The Buddy Games, The Hollywood Hills, Pushing Dead, Christmas Eve and Baby Baby Baby

Stephanie Szostak brings the character of Delilah Dixon to life. Previous roles include The Devil Wears Prada, Younger, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Bull, Satisfaction, Hit by Lightning, R.I.P.D., Iron Man 3, Gimme Shelter, We Bought a Zoo and Dinner for Schmucks.

The rest of the main cast of A Million Little Things is rounded out by Tristan Byon as Theo Saville, Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon and Chance Hurtsfield as Danny Dixon.

Also, it was announced that Ron Livingston, who hasn't appeared on the show since season 2, is going to be back in his role as Jonathan Dixon. It was his character's death that gave the show its premise, so just how they incorporate him back into the series is TBD.

A Million Little Things season 5 trailer

You can check out a promo for the new season right here, which reminds fans of why they fell in love with the show:

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