By Dan Snierson
October 31, 2016 at 08:04 PM EDT
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The This Is Us Christmas episode is bringing Helen Hunt into the family.

The Academy Award-winning actress won’t be on-camera, though. She’ll direct a Yuletide-themed installment of the NBC family dramedy, the network has confirmed.

No details about this holiday episode are known at this point. 

Hunt is no stranger to TV directing, having helmed episodes of Mad About You, Californication, Revenge, Life in Pieces, and House of Lies. She also directed the indie surf-centric comedy Ride.

Entertainment Tonight first reported the news.

EW spoke with series creator Dan Fogelman, as well as cast members Milo VentimigliaChrissy Metz, and Ron Cephas Jones, about last week’s revelation-stuffed episode, “The Game Plan.” Click on their names for those interviews.

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NBC’s beloved era-hopping drama tells the story of the Pearson family through the years.
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