The Pearsons aren’t leaving NBC anytime soon.
NBC has announced that the fall’s best-rated new series, This Is Us, has been renewed for season 2 and season 3 with 18 episodes guaranteed at the very least.
“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.”
This Is Us has stolen audiences’ hearts this season with a series that’s so vibrantly fresh and real that it’s easy to forget that we’re watching a television show. It’s able to brillantly capture many aspects of life, both past and present, in a way that’s so enthralling.
It also manages to make us cry on a weekly basis. And I’m talking about the good kind of crying. The kind of crying that comes from connecting with this show and these characters so deeply. So there’s that.
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.