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The stars of NBC’s feel-good drama This Is Us have something to feel very good about this week: $250,000.

Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, and their costars received a hefty bonus check from the network and 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the show, EW has confirmed. The gift was a thank-you for the extraordinary performance of the series to date and a symbol of goodwill for when the actors renegotiate their contracts.

There was much to be thankful for after the family dramedy’s first season. This Is Us was last season’s top-rated new series and No. 1 drama in the 18-to-49 demo. It wasn’t just a ratings success; the show earned 10 Emmy nominations and became the first Big Four drama nominated for an Outstanding Drama Series Emmy in six years.

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The network and studio declined to comment.

Variety first reported the news.

This Is Us returns to NBC for season 2 on Sept. 26.

Episode Recaps

This Is Us - Season 3

This Is Us

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

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  • Tuesdays at 09:00 PM
  • Dan Fogelman
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