For the second time in three years, This Is Us fans can blame Donald Trump for delaying the airing of a season finale of This Is Us.

NBC announced on Tuesday that it will pre-empt Feb. 5’s episode of the hit family drama so it can air President Trump’s State of the Union address, which was delayed from its originally scheduled date of Jan. 29 as a result of the government shutdown. The next new episode of TIU is now slated to air Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The domino effect of this rescheduling move means that the season 3 finale, which was originally scheduled to air on Mar. 26, will now hit your TVs on April 2.

In 2017, a similar scenario unfolded when a February episode of TIU was bumped to accommodate a live telecast of President Trump addressing a joint session of Congress.

The network also announced that new drama The Village will now air following This Is Us at 10 p.m. from March 12 through April 2 before moving to 9 p.m. on April 9.

The last new episode of This Is Us aired last Tuesday, and you can read what executive producers Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker revealed about the Big Three’s meeting with Nicky (Griffin Dunne) right here.

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This Is Us

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

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