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THE NEWS 1 SEP TEM BER 22 - 28, 2018 High Point Furniture 3 x 3 SCREEN Sept. 22-28, 2018 Jay Hernandez stars in the CBS reboot 'MAGNUM P.I.' ALSO INSIDE • Check out 'A MILLION LITTLE THINGS' • Puzzles and games • Movie releases • Home improvement shows & more THE NEWS & ADVANCE 16 SE PT EMB ER 22 - 28, 2018 By Kyla Brewer TV Media F riendship means many different things to different people. As the saying goes, friendship isn't just one thing, it's a million little things. That message is at the heart of a new ABC drama about friends who come to- gether in the wake of tragedy. After Jon Dixon (Ron Livingston, "Band of Brothers") dies by suicide, his tight-knit group of friends is rocked to its core in the premiere of "A Million Little Things," airing Wednesday, Sept. 26, on ABC. As they grapple with the devastating news, they are forced to face the truth about their own lives. Th e hea rtbr eak ing p rem ise h it s close to home for show creator D.J. Nash ("'Til Death"), who talked about his personal experience with a friend who died by suicide in an offi- cial promo video for the new drama. "At his funeral, I promised myself The ensemble cast offers TV view- ers a look at how people from differ- ent walks of life deal with the tragedy. The friends lean on each other for support and figure out how to move on without Jon, a successful business- man who seemed to have everything going for him. His assistant, Ashley (Christina Ochoa, "Valor"), however, could be the only one who really knows what prompted Jon's suicide. Jon left behind beloved friends he met a decade before when they were trapped in an elevator together. Despite their unconventional meeting and diverse backgrounds, the group remained close throughout the years. They celebrated marriages and the births of their children together, and relied on each other during tough times, such as a cancer scare and a battle with addiction. Viewers may be surprised to learn that it wasn't Jon who faced either crisis, but his friends. In the premiere, Eddie (David Giun- toli, "Grimm") speaks of getting sober Moses, "The Originals"), a talented chef who dreams of one day open- ing her own restaurant. While their relationship appears to be solid, their world is marked by Rome's depression. Jon's wife, Delilah (Stéphanie Szostak, "The Devil Wears Prada," 2006), must come to grips with his death for the sake of their two children, Danny (Chance Hurstfield, "Ghost Wars," 2017) and Sophie (Lizzy Greene, "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn"). She stoically tries to hold things together as everyone struggles to understand why Jon is gone. Gary (James Roday, "Psych"), the group's comic relief, has been facing the possibility that his cancer has returned. Known for his deflective hu- mor, he has a reputation for keeping his emotions in check. In contrast with Gary, Maggie (Al- lison Miller, "Kings") is a therapist who's amazingly comfortable in her own skin. Interestingly, Miller was re- cently seen in the Netflix teen drama Through thick and thin: Friends face tragedy together in 'A Million Little Things' feature story Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. HIGH POINT FURNITURE OUTLET Summer Sale 10-20 % OFF Our Everyday Low Prices! 90 Days Interest Free

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