To no surprise, NBC has renewed its popular This Is Us TV show for a fourth season for 2019-20. But wait, there’s more. The network has also renewed the program for a fifth season in 2020-21, and a sixth in the 2021-22 season. What’s not clear is whether the Pearsons’ saga will end there. Last month, creator Dan Fogelman said that the season three finale marked the drama’s midpoint. This three season renewal seems to reinforce that idea.
This Is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson with Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer, Hannah Zeile, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates, Eris Baker, Faithe Herman, Lonnie Chavis, Melanie Liburd, and Lyric Ross. The series follows the Pearson family across the decades — from young parents Jack (Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Moore) in the 1980s to their adult kids Kevin (Hartley), Kate (Metz) and Randall (Brown) as they search for love and fulfillment in the present day.
Fogelman marked the three-year renewal on Twitter. Check it out.
Three years ago, we were live tweeting the premiere of our TV show, hoping someone, anyone might watch…
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) May 12, 2019
This Is Us: A Look at the Ratings
While the show has lost some steam, in the demo category, it remains the highest-rated TV series of NBC’s 2018-19 season.
What do you think? Are you still watching the This Is Us TV show on NBC? Do you think that the network made a smart move renewing this series for season four, season five, and season six?
[Cindy McLennan contributed to this report.]