NBC’s critically acclaimed dramatic series This Is Us has been renewed for seasons two and three. NBC announced the renewal and confirmed seasons two and three will consist of at least 18 one-hour episodes. There was little doubt This Is Us would be renewed for a second season, but it’s a pleasant surprise the network has given the series an early season three renewal order.
“We all got our wish that this is a hit show,” stated Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “This Is Us is as good as anything we’ve ever had, we’re thrilled to renew it for two seasons and there’s no doubt it will have a long life on NBC. On behalf of everyone at NBC, we’re grateful for the artistry of the cast, crew, and producers assembled by our gifted creator, Dan Fogelman. In a world where there are literally hundreds of television dramas, we’re proud to have one of the very best that is also one of the highest-rated.”
Season one has been averaging 14.6 million viewers and is the 2016-2017 season’s number one new show among adults. Overall, NBC reports This Is Us has been seen by 72 million viewers through its first 10 episodes.
The award-winning series stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, and Ron Cephas Jones. Series creator/writer Dan Fogelman executive produces along with Don Todd, Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak, Ken Olin, John Requa, and Glenn Ficarra.
The Plot: This Is Us is a refreshingly honest and provocative series that follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. This Is Us is a smart, modern series that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.