NBC delays This Is Us midseason premiere by one week
Are you eagerly waiting for This Is Us to return at the beginning of the new year?
Sorry, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. The midseason premiere date for the family drama — which has eight episodes left in season 2 — will shift one week later, from Jan. 2 to Jan. 9, it was announced on Tuesday. No reason was given for the move, but look at it this way: Now you have an extra week to recover from your New Year’s Day festivities. [UPDATE: According to a network insider, the shift allows the show to run more episodes consecutively leading up to the Olympics.]
This Is Us concluded the first half of season 2 on Nov. 28, as Kevin (Justin Hartley) was arrested for DUI with niece Tess (Eris Baker) stowing away in his backseat. This news was not well-received, of course, by her parents, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).
To read what Sterling K. Brown had to say about the finale — and what’s to come — click here.
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
This Is Us
NBC’s beloved era-hopping drama tells the story of the Pearson family through the years.