Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NBC Renews 'This Is Us' for Seasons 2 and 3

In a huge sign of confidence, NBC has given a two-season renewal to breakout hit drama This Is Us. The pickup is for Seasons 2 and 3 - both of which will include 18 episodes, just like the first season. 

The drama is a refreshingly honest and provocative series that follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. The drama is a smart, modern series that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.

The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.

Dan Fogelman created the drama. He serves as executive producer with Don Todd, Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak, Ken Olin, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. 20th Century Fox Television and Rhode Island Ave. Productions produce.

So far this season, This Is Us is averaging a 4.6 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 14.6 million viewers in Live+7 numbers. 

"We all got our wish that this is a hit show," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "This Is Us is as good as anything we've ever had, we're thrilled to renew it for two seasons and there's no doubt it will have a long life on NBC. On behalf of everyone at NBC, we're grateful for the artistry of the cast, crew and producers assembled by our gifted creator, Dan Fogelman. In a world where there are literally hundreds of television dramas, we're proud to have one of the very best that is also one of the highest-rated."