Fans don’t have to worry about the This Is Us TV show being cancelled by NBC anytime too soon, because it’s already been for season two and season three, as well. Now, there are no worries that creator and EP Dan Fogelman will have to steer the ship all by his lonesome. Co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger have been promoted to executive producers and co-showrunners.
Deadline reports EP Don Todd, who was Fogelman’s co-showrunner in the first season, is leaving the hit TV series. As reported back in December, Aptaker and Berger had been tapped to develop the latest How I Met Your Mother spin-off, How I Met Your Father at 20th Century Television. According to the report, HIMYF will now have to take a back seat to NBC‘s This Is Us.
Here is more, from Deadline.
Comedy writer-producers Aptaker and Berger emerged as key writer-producers on This Is Us in Season 1, penning multiple episodes, including the Thanksgiving one and the upcoming season finale, which they co-wrote with Fogelman. They also shared in the show’s WGA Award New Series nomination.
Aptaker and Berger got their first professional writing gig at 20th on the FOX show Friends With Benefits and spent two seasons working on Fogelman’s ABC comedy series The Neighbors. 20th TV signed the duo into an overall deal in summer 2015 when they joined the studio’s Fox comedy series Grandfathered as supervising producers, working again with Fogelman who was an exec producer and subsequently brought them over to This Is Us.
“Isaac and Elizabeth are incredible talents who write with such passion and emotion; their voices are bold and original and the contribution they’ve made to This Is Us this year has been extraordinary,” said 20th TV President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis. “They are hugely valuable to Dan and to everyone at this studio, and we are thrilled that they will showrun alongside him next season as well as remain in the studio family for years to come.”
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