This is Us is doing great on NBC, the freshman series just received an order for a back five pickup and a full season one renewal. It is shy of the traditional 22 episode season pick ups most series get.
However, with the series being so serialized, I understand Dan Fogelman, the creator was hoping to get a 16 episode season to tell the story and now he has 18.
The second installment of This Is Us airs tonight on NBC. The series averaged a 4.2 in the ratings with 13.53 in total viewers.
“It’s a rare moment in this business when a show so instantly delivers both critical acclaim and hit ratings, but This Is Us is just such an extraordinary achievement,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Creator Dan Fogelman, along with co-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and the gifted producers, cast and crew, has delivered the kind of heart and depth that resonates with every segment of the audience, and we’re proud to extend its presence on our schedule.”
The series stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.
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