This Is Us: Katie Couric, Atlanta's Brian Tyree Henry to guest
This Is Us is welcoming two more famous faces into the family.
Katie Couric, a.k.a. America’s Sweetheart, a.k.a. the former TODAY show host who returned briefly to her old show earlier this month, will make a cameo appearance as herself on the NBC family dramedy, EW can reveal exclusively. She will be seen interviewing Kevin (Justin Hartley), former star of The Manny who’s now in an Off-Broadway play.
Couric — who anchored the CBS Evening News and hosted the syndicated daytime talk show Katie — currently serves as Yahoo Global News Anchor and co-hosts the cooking web series Full Plate with Katie & John with husband John Molner. She recently played herself in Sully, Zoolander 2, the Notorious pilot, and True Memoirs of an International Assassin.
Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry will also guest star on This Is Us, playing a cousin of young William (Jermel Nakia).
Henry’s credits include The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, and The Knick. He appeared last year in multiple episodes of Vice Principals.
Both Couric and Henry will appear in episodes later this season. Season 1 is slated to conclude in early March.
The TIU guest roster also includes Katey Sagal, Brad Garrett, Gerald McRaney, Janet Montgomery, Sam Trammell, Jimmi Simpson, and Alexandra Breckenridge. Another talk show personality with NBC ties, Seth Meyers, made a cameo as himself earlier this season.
NBC’s beloved era-hopping drama tells the story of the Pearson family through the years.