This Is Us is currently airing its fifth season on NBC, and fans will have fewer episodes than expected before the season finale airs on May 25th. Only 16 episodes of the family drama will be produced this season.
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer, Hannah Zeile, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Eris Baker, and Faithe Herman star in the NBC drama which follows the Pearson family from the time parents Jack and Rebecca Pearson (Ventimiglia and Moore) meet through the lives of the three Pearson children.
Per Entertainment Weekly, the reason there will be fewer installments is the pandemic. Several other series have also faced similar shortened seasons due to shutdowns and the additional time it takes for COVID-19 protocols. It is not yet known if two additional episodes will be added to next season’s order.
This Is Us will return with the three remaining episodes of the fifth season on May 11th.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the This Is Us TV series on NBC? Are you upset by the shortened season?