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This Is Us

This Is Us

Photo Credit:  Ron Batzdorff/NBC
  • Premiered: 
    September 20, 2016
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Dan Fogelman 
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Plot Synopsis

From the writer and directors of CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE, this one-hour dramedy series follows a unique ensemble of characters whose paths cross. As their life stories intertwine in curious ways, they discover that several of them share the same birthday -- and so much more than anyone would expect. By the second episode, Kate is furiously working hard to shed her unwanted pounds as she continues to struggle with impatience and discouragement. She receives support from her new boyfriend, Toby, as he helps her let loose and enjoy herself. Beth begins to question the motives of Randall's biological father, William, and takes action in getting answers on his activities. Randall has a lot more on his mind with the new life-changing addition of having his biological father in his life. Marriage and raising three 8-year-old children is beginning to take its toll on Rebecca and Jack as they start to feel distant from one another. Kevin faces the aftermath of quitting his job as he deals with his agent, Lanie, and has to figure out how to move forward. THIS IS US premieres on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, and moves to 9pm starting October 11. Season 2 of THIS IS US premiered on Tuesday, September 26 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC. The season opener, "A Father's Advice," picks up during the Big 3's 37th birthdays as Randall and Beth debate a big life change, Kate takes the first step in pursuing a new passion and Kevin balances the demands of his career and relationship. Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca deal with the fallout of their big fight.

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, NBC premiered "Number Three," the mid-season finale of THIS IS US. Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice. Jack takes Randall on a college tour. THIS IS US returns Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Ten months earlier -- on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 -- NBC announced that it ordered two minimum 18-episode seasons of THIS IS US. The Pearson family will be spending a few more birthdays with NBC. "We all got our wish that this is a hit show," said 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."


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • February 21, 2017: William dies