DEADLINE – This is not news yet still a sad development for This Is Us fans. As This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman has confirmed numerous times over the last couple of years, the highly-rated NBC family drama will end with its upcoming sixth season, the final under the series’ current three-season renewal.
Fogelman conceived This Is Us as a limited-run series. It was sold to NBC as such, with Fogelman early on setting on a six-season arc. As a result, This Is Us‘ most recent pickup in 2019, which goes through next season, had been revealed to be the show’s final one, with the casts’ contracts also ending at that time.
Asked after the Season 4 finale last spring when he was already mapping out Season 5, whether his original plan for This Is Us has changed, Fogelman reiterated that the series will end with Season 6. “That’s when the Pearson story will basically come to a close,” he said.
Fogelman also had insisted from the get-go on shorter seasons, which, except for the pandemic-impacted 2020-21 season, have all consisted of 18 episodes. (The current fifth season has 16 episodes.)
Spanning multiple generations of the Pearson family and multiple time periods, This Is Us was an instant hit, connecting with viewers and critics alike and bringing broadcast drama back into the TV awards conversation, landing multiple Drama Series Emmy nominations. Five seasons in, it remains NBC’s highest-rated entertainment program.
Created and executive produced by Fogelman, This Is Us comes from 20th Television. The cast of the series is led by Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, who won an Emmy for his role, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan.
I have updated the gallery with HD screen captures from Tuesday’s new episode of This Is Us titled One Small Step …. This was probably my favorite episode of the season. I loved seeing more of Nicky and learn more about him when he was younger!
I have added HD screen captures from the latest episode of This Is Us titled I’ve Got This. Enjoy!
Hi Milo fans! I have updated the gallery with HD screen captures from the latest episode of This Is Us titled “The Ride.” Enjoy!
The gallery has been updated with HD screen captures from the latest episode of This Is Us titled “In the Room.”
Hello Milo fans, I have updated the gallery with HD screen captures from Tuesday’s new episode of This Is Us titled “There“! A great episode with lots of of Jack and Kevin!
I have updated the gallery with episode stills and HD screen captures from the first four episodes of Season 5 of This Is Us. This Is Us returns tonight on NBC.
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VARIETY – Milo Ventimiglia is suiting up as daredevil Evel Knievel for a limited series that has been ordered at USA Network, Variety has learned.
Titled “Evel,” the series is based on the story of the larger-than-life 1970s daredevil as he prepares for his greatest death-defying feat, the historic Snake River Canyon jump. There is not currently an episode count for the series, but it is expected to begin production in 2020.
Etan Frankel will write and executive produce. Ventimiglia will also executive produce the series under his DiVide Pictures banner, with DiVide’s Russ Cundiff co-executive producing. McG, Mary Viola, and Steven Bello of Wonderland Sound & Vision will also executive produce along with Alex Gartner, Charles Roven, and Topher Rhys-Lawrence of Atlas Entertainment. Universal Content Productions (UCP) will produce.
“USA Network is known for big event series that celebrate heroes, rebels and icons, and what could be bigger than the story of one of the greatest thrill seekers of all time?” said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks USA Network and SYFY for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “The incredible life and journey of Evel Knievel lends itself to a dramatic retelling, and we are excited to be partnering with Milo, McG, UCP, Atlas and Wonderland to bring this iconic American tale to our viewers.”
This will mark the first scripted series based on Knievel’s life. He has previously been portrayed onscreen in multiple films, being played by actors George Hamilton and George Eads. Knievel also played himself in the 1977 film “Viva Knievel!”
Ventimiglia currently stars in the hit NBC series “This Is Us,” for which he has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. His other TV roles include “Gilmore Girls,” “Heroes,” and “American Dreams.” On the film side, he has starred in movies like “Rocky Balboa,” “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” “Second Act,” “Grown Ups 2,” and “That’s My Boy.”
He is repped by WME, Management 360, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.
VARIETY – “This Is Us” has been renewed for Seasons 4, 5, and 6 at NBC.
This is not the first time the hit drama series has received a multi-season commitment at the network. After it’s first season kicked off to stellar numbers and critical acclaim, NBC gave it an early pick up for two more seasons, bringing the show to its current third season.
“In a television landscape with nearly 500 original scripted series, there are very few, if any, that have the critical and cultural impact of ‘This Is Us’ and we couldn’t be more proud to bring fans three more seasons of a show that so well represents the NBC brand,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, presidents of scripted programming for NBC Entertainment. “A huge thank you and congratulations to our executive producers, cast and crew who reach new heights every week with the show’s inventive and compelling storytelling.”
News of the multi-season renewal is not unexpected, as series co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker has previously said the plan is for the show to potentially wrap up after three more seasons.
“This Is Us” ranks as one of the top shows on all of television and the number one scripted broadcast series in the key adults 18-49 demographic. In the Nielsen Live+7 numbers, the third season averaged a staggering 3.8 rating and 13.8 million viewers.
“This Is Us” focuses on the Pearson family though multiple generations and time periods. It stars Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Jon Huertas, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Chris Sullivan, Milo Ventimiglia and Susan Kelechi Watson.The series is executive produced by Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthal, and it is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
The third season ended with a jump to the future to reveal that Pearson matriarch Rebecca (Moore) was bedridden and living with Kevin (Hartley), who finally had a son. The fourth season, therefore, is set up to further explore Rebecca’s character through the years to show more of what informed her, including her relationship with her father, to ultimately explain what ailment she suffers from in her later years.
“Our world’s going to expand a little bit in a really interesting way,” Fogelman said of the fourth season during the show’s PaleyFest panel in March. “I think where we’re starting the season is as ambitious as we’ve been.” He added that he had already written the fourth season premiere episode, as well.
Here are screen captures from last night’s fall finale of This Is Us “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning.” What a shocking ending! This Is Us will return on January 15th.