NBC has renewed “This is Us” for another three seasons, the network announced the expanded renewal on Sunday afternoon. The announcement came from Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. The news comes just as other networks begin their cancellations for the new comedies and dramas.
“In a television landscape with nearly 500 original scripted series, there are very few, if any, that have the critical and cultural impact of ‘This Is Us’ and we couldn’t be more proud to bring fans three more seasons of a show that so well represents the NBC brand,” said Katz and Pakosta. “A huge thank you and congratulations to our executive producers, cast and crew who reach new heights every week with the show’s inventive and compelling storytelling.”
It’s not a surprise that NBC wants to keep “This is Us” around for the foreseeable future. Through the 2018-19 season, “This Is Us” averaged 13.8M viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsen ratings, making it currently the season’s top entertainment series on any broadcast network in 18-49, as well as the number-two drama in total viewers.
The show’s been a boon to the cast and crew as well. The series picked up two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, an Emmy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Sterling K. Brown for Best Actor in a Drama Series and three AFI Awards for Program of the Year.
Fans of the show can count on at least three more seasons of the show through the new deal, but if the past seasons are any indication, everyone will be crying through all three of them.
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