Pictured: Susan Kelechi Watson, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Milo Ventimiglia, and Mandy Moore. Photo by Maarten de Boer / NBCUniversal
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NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ to end with season 6

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NBC previously renewed “This Is Us” in May 2019 through season six, and audiences were left wondering if the show will continue or end after six seasons, and our questions have been answered.  

On May 14, 2021 Creator Dan Fogelman confirmed the ending of “This Is Us” with season six with a Tweet:

This news may not shock or surprise some viewers because ever since the renewal in May of 2019, Dan Fogelman has been firm about the ending for “This Is Us,” saying at the end of season three that the show was at its “midpoint.”

In a Hollywood Reporter article in April 2019, Fogelman said, “We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages I have written and I’m writing that really are deep, deep, deep into the future. We have a plan for what we’re going to do, and I know what the plan is.”  

“This Is Us” first premiered on Sept. 20, 2016, starring actors Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan. The show is about the Pearson family consisting of the triplets Kevin. Kate, and Randall. “This Is Us,” tells the stories, the moments, the obstacles, the adventures, and life lessons that Kevin, Kate, and Randall known as “The Big Three” go through in their late 30s and early 40s and tells the stories of their parents, Jack and Rebecca.  

Mandy Moore, who stars as Rebecca Pearson on the show, addressed the upcoming conclusion on her Instagram Story. “I’m already VERY emotional about my favorite job coming to an end. BUT…. We have a whole season to wrap things up the way it was always intended,” she wrote. 

Susan Kelechi Watson also tweeted:

One Twitter user wrote…

NBC announced its fall schedule on May 14, 2021, and the premiere of season six of “This Is Us,” won’t premiere until 2022. In an interview with Deadline.com, one of the new executives of NBC, Frances Berwick said, “This Is Us will be airing midseason for the first time in its remarkable run. Still the number 1 drama on television, This Is Us has obviously been a fan favorite since its very first episode. We know that saying goodbye to the Pearsons is going to be hard enough. So what we wanted to do is honor the fans and get them as close to an uninterrupted run as we could, which is only possible in midseason.”

The final two episodes of season five will air on May 18, 2021, and May 25, 2021, on NBC.

Tara Michel

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