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This Is Us recap: Kevin has ‘A Hell of a Week’

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Last week, a new Big Three trilogy kicked off with an all-Randall episode. He has a bad week, and we see flashbacks of two bad incidents — one as a toddler, one during college. While he faces a repeated issue in each era, his siblings struggle with their own problems. This week, we jump into Kevin’s world.

Kevin’s “Hell of a Week” episode spins a tale of interconnected big life moments for Kevin as an adult, college-age teen, high schooler, and toddler.

The episode opens on (an insanely adorable) toddler Kevin. As seen last week, it’s the first night of the Big Three sleeping in regular beds instead of in cribs in the same room. Jack has just gotten Randall — who’d been afraid of monsters — to sleep when Kevin comes downstairs. He misses the sheep from his crib mobile.

After searching for the sheep to no avail, Jack reluctantly wakes Rebecca up to ask, and she says they got rid of all the crib things. Jack breaks the news to Kevin and tells him it’s hard to lose what we love, but he’ll find something else to love. Then he hands him a stuffed tiger instead. It seems to work, and Kevin settles in.

The “love and loss” theme is what Kevin’s storyline is all about.

Adult Kevin is on the set of his M. Night Shyamalan movie stressing about his love life and the movie’s new ending. Meanwhile, the assistant holding his phone deliberates on telling Kevin that Sophie keeps calling. Finally, the assistant approaches Kevin just as Shyamalan tells him, “It’s the ending everyone wants but still won’t see coming.” Ok show writers, I see you going meta with your foreshadowing. But can you walk the walk?

Sophie tells Kevin her mother has died. Kevin cheers her up by saying, “I have one: he starts a cider brewing company and calls it ‘How Do You Like Them Apples.’” It’s clearly a game they play but we don’t know the backstory yet.

Cut to High School Kevin at Sophie’s house after fighting with his family because he’s still frustrated about his leg injury ruining his football dreams. Sophie’s mother Claire cheers him up. We see here, and in a flashback to college-age Kevin, that Claire is a constant source of support for him — in a way he doesn’t feel he gets from his parents. Her main message to him is to never settle. Claire isn’t perfect — Sophie fights with her a lot, especially over being fiscally responsible (she buys two tickets to see the Northern Lights with money saved to fix the house) — but she was very important to Kevin.

And interwoven around Claire’s death and her role in Kevin’s life is Kevin’s lifelong love story with Sophie.

High School Kevin and Sophie go to a party in the woods, but soon get bored and go for donuts and a movie. Adult Kevin shows up to Claire’s funeral service. College-age Kevin asks Claire for Sophie’s grandmother’s emerald ring to give to Sophie.

Sophie gives Claire’s eulogy and when she breaks down in tears, she locks eyes with Kevin and it helps her continue. When the service ends, Kevin starts toward Sophie, but when he sees her fiancé take her hand, he stops and walks out.

High School Kevin and Sophie see Good Will Hunting. Before the movie, Kevin cutely wipes donut crumbs from her face. Claire tells college-age Kevin the story of the ring and her parent’s love journey and says he can’t have the ring yet because he and Sophie’s marriage is too new, and they’re too young — he must earn it.

Adult Kevin is standing outside Sophie’s home for the reception. He’s holding a box of donuts from their favorite place but isn’t sure he should go in. He calls Sophie and asks what she thinks. She comes out to him and they get in his car and drive off aimlessly.

Back in the past, Good Will Hunting shuts off right before the ending due to technical difficulties.

In the present day, Sophie laments that her fiancé didn’t get to know her mother. Sophie plays their game again, saying, “He becomes an ice fisher in Alaska and never speaks to another human again.”

Kevin takes her to the woods where they hung out before the movie all those years ago — and where they returned to when the movie broke down. In the flashback, Sophie’s bummed they didn’t wait for the movie to be fixed so they could see the ending but Kevin says now they can imagine any perfect ending they want. That’s what their game is about — making up endings. They promise each other to never finish the movie.

But the woods memory is soured. That’s where Kevin was the night Jack died. Adult Kevin tells Sophie he thought he’d never be able to return to the woods, but eventually, he was able to remember it for the good times he had there with Sophie instead of just associating it with Jack’s death. Likewise, Sophie will be able to return to the coffee shop she said in her eulogy is now ruined because it’s where she and her mother bonded.

Kevin and Sophie then watch the end of Good Will Hunting. It’s perfect. They look at each other longingly, fighting hard to keep from kissing. Finally, Sophie says she should get home. Once they arrive, Sophie gives Kevin the first headshot he’d signed and given to Claire. The two cry and hold hands in mourning. Then they part.

I am still team Cassidy, but team Sophie is making a hard case in this episode…

Cut to Kevin at Claire’s grave. He tells her he became a star like she knew he would, and he messed things up with Sophie twice, which he figures Claire knew he would, and that’s why she withheld the ring. He wishes he could have another chance.

When Kevin gets back to L.A., he shows up at Kate’s door. But only Madison is there. She tells him Kate and her boys are at a retreat. Then she invites him in for tea. Kevin accepts.

Madison vents to Kevin about being dumped yet again. He says he’s the guy who’s always left first when things got hard, instead of fighting. She’s better off being the girl who’s willing to stay.

A couple scenes later, Kevin takes Randall’s second call, where Randall breaks down while Kevin is sitting in bed next to a woman. They decide they should do a Big Three cabin trip. In a flashback, college-age Kevin returns home to Rebecca for dinner. Rebecca says she and Kate fought and Kate ran off with Mark to the cabin but just called her crying. They prepare to go after her.

Adult Kevin calls Kate. She says her marriage is about to implode.

The girl in Kevin’s bed rolls over. It’s… Madison. ABSOLUTELY NOT. This writer will not be happy if she’s Kevin’s happy ever after. It HAS to be Cassidy or Sophie. I guess we’ll see if this sticks…

In the past, toddler Kate disturbs a sleeping Jack with a new problem.

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UPDATE 4 PM: As we projected, given the minute of overrun, the premiere of Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris was adjusted down and the Part 1 finale of America’s Got Talent was adjusted up in the finales. Best Time Ever slipped to a 1.8 in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers. That is on par with the May premiere of NBC’s I Can Do That (1.8 in 18-49, 6.5 million) behind the AGT season premiere. Meanwhile, the AGT finale climbed to 2.4 rating in 18-49 and 11.4 million viewers, up +14%in 18-49 from last week and off by a tenth from last year’s finale.

PREVIOUS 9:30 AM: NBC launched its new alternative series Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris behind Part 1 of the America’s Got Talent finale last night to a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.8 million total viewers, according to fast national estimates. That is an OK delivery, but expectations were probably higher for the high-profile show given the extensive marketing campaign, the show’s well-known star, its big budget, live elements and solid lead-in AGT (2.3 in 18-49, 11.3 million). Additionally, the Best Time Ever premiere had the luxury of airing against zero original competition on the broadcast networks, something it won’t have next Tuesday when it will face the return of established 10 PM shows (FX debuted Kurt Sutter’s new drama Bastard Executioner in Best Time Ever‘s 10 PM slot last night.)

According to NBC, the series premiere of Best Time Ever qualifies as the network’s top alternative series premiere since 2012 in 18-49 and total viewers, since Take It All on December 10, 2012 (2.2 in 18-49, 7.121 million). That may change in the finals as Best Time Ever’s fast nationals include a minute of AGT overrun, so a downward adjustment is possible. The new show currently is pacing just ahead of the May premiere of NBC’s I Can Do That (1.8 in 18-49, 6.5 million) behind the AGT season premiere.

Meanwhile, AGT’s finale Part 1 is currently up +10% from last week and down -8% from the same night last year. It could get within a tenth of last year’s telecast with an upward adjustment in the finals. NBC won the night in 18-49 and total viewers.

Airing against the AGT closer, CBS’ Big Brother (2.0) was down -13% from its most recent original, while the season finale of Zoo (0.9) was down a tenth from last week to a Live+Same Day low. The dip notwithstanding, Zoo still is considered a likely renewal.

The Good Place Series Finale Left Us With No Additional Life Lessons—But a Lot of Tears

This review contains spoilers for the series finale of The Good Place.

The Good Place rebooted itself so many times over the course of four seasons that we should’ve known it was never going to settle for just one ending. Finality started setting in at least two episodes before Thursday’s extra-long finale, when the four deeply flawed human souls we’d followed for, well, more Jeremy Bearemies than I can wrap my tiny mortal brain around boarded a balloon bound for the real Good Place, with their supernatural accomplices Janet and Michael in tow.

Last week, they got their first taste of heaven—a place where even the brilliant Hypatia of Alexandria (Lisa Kudrow, in a truly divine guest appearance) was reduced to pounding endless stardust milkshakes and staring off into space, in a state of eternal ennui. Of course, Eleanor, Michael and the gang soon figured out how to build a better Good Place: just let people leave when they’ve exhausted their enthusiasm for the universe. (Kind of like, you know, when the folks who make TV shows have the good sense to cancel them once the fresh storylines run out, and before they congeal into repetitive, plotless sludge doomed to eternal life in syndication.) It would have been resolution enough to leave Chidi and Eleanor snuggling up together in the home Michael created for them, with Chidi realizing that the Good Place is “just having enough time with the people you love.”

But when the end finally came, it was more emotional than theoretical. We got to say—by which I mean, sob—good-bye to each of the characters in turn: Jason was the first to approach the door to the great unknown, but then he wandered the forest for another eon or so, waiting to give Janet back the necklace he made for her and accidentally becoming the silent monk he used to impersonate. Tahani learned a long list of life skills and waited around to spend time with her new and improved family; once a kind of useless braggart, she eventually put her afterlife to good use as the first-ever human Good Place architect.

It was tough to watch Chidi evolve past his relationship with Eleanor, but also fitting. It gave her the chance to prove she’d truly set aside the selfishness that defined her in life, and to save one last soul: Mindy St. Claire of the Medium Place, whom Eleanor realizes is “a version of me if I’d never met my friends.” On a cosmic level, the show turned toward Buddhist metaphysics once its characters’ moral journeys wrapped up—and those guys are big on the imperative to detach from one’s desires. I’m certain I had heard some version of Chidi’s analogy about the individual human soul as a wave being absorbed back into the ocean that is the universe, one that resonates more as an image to meditate on than as a theory to test out. But then, the magic of The Good Place is in its unique ability to make you feel the weight of abstract ideas in your bones.

In the end—the real end—there was only Michael, who began the series by opening one door as a fire squid in silver fox’s clothing and ended it by closing another door as a real human boy. (I can’t help but wonder who will be sitting in an office just past the Pearly Gates once he earns his way back to heaven, waiting to assure him that “everything is fine.”) It was neither an overly predictable conclusion nor a shocking one; after dreaming up so many brainteasers and thought experiments, creator Mike Schur left his characters and audience alike spiritually exhausted but at peace. Though I worried, last week, that heaven was going to be one big anticlimax—and I still have to feel a bit disappointed with the extent to which The Good Place glossed over the intersections between moral philosophy and class, race and gender throughout its run—this coda left me satisfied.

Frankly, I expected to have a lot more to say about the final episode of a show that never stopped giving its viewers new ideas to parse. As it turns out, however, further interpretation just doesn’t seem necessary. So I’ll end by paraphrasing the great 21st-century philosopher Eleanor of the Cheesecake Factory Bar, as quoted by the most advanced life form in the universe: I hated to see The Good Place walk through the final door at the edge of existence, but I loved to watch it leave.

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If you’ve been stressed out about trying to remember everything that happened on season two of This Is Us, besides the great Crock-Pot saga of ’98, have no fear: NBC’s got your back. On Tuesday, the network announced that it will air a one-hour special on Sept. 18, one week before the season three premiere to get everyone all prepped for more flashbacks, dramatic guitar music, and of course, the tears.

Per Deadline, the special, appropriately titled “The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us,” will include interviews with the cast and creators, new clips from season three, a behind-the-scenes look at how each episode is made, and highlights from the first two seasons. It will be a big week for the This Is Us family, as the Emmys are the night before the special. The show is up for eight awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia. (Just let it be a tie and have father and son give a speech on stage!)

Beth and Randall embrace in a new still from season three. NBC

Before you watch another season two rerun with plenty of water (because of all the crying), be sure to check out NBC’s newly-released “First Look” sneak peek at season three, which includes Susan Kelichi Watson saying Beth is definitely, maybe going to get really mad about Kevin and Zoe’s romance. There’s also Sterling K. Brown offering more light on the mystery “her” that future Randall and future Tess talk about seeing in the finale. “At some point in time in the season, I can tell you that the ‘her’ that is addressed in the future will be illuminating.”

This Is Us season three premieres Sept. 25.

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Good things come in threes on “This Is Us.”

The award-winning drama series has been renewed by NBC for three more seasons, guaranteeing seasons four, five, and six for fans. This 3-year pickup is almost unprecedented in the industry, solidifying the network’s confidence in the hit series.

Mandy Moore shared the announcement on Instagram to celebrate the big news with fans of the smash hit.

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“We are all BEYOND excited to share the good news that we have been renewed for 3 MORE SEASONS!” Moore shared on social media. “Obviously that means we have a lot more laughing, crying, healing, growing and more to do together. None of this would be possible without your unwavering support from episode 1 and our entire TIU family is unbelievably grateful. So buckle up, we’re just getting started!!”

Moore wasn’t the only cast member to share her excitement with her fans.

Sterling K. Brown took to Instagram to share the same heartwarming trailer as Moore, adding, “Wow. THREE more seasons!!! #ThisIsUs.”

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Justin Hartley joined in on the celebration with his fellow stars to commemorate the big news.

“We’re back! Incredible to see how far we’ve come in three seasons,” Hartley wrote on Twitter alongside an extended trailer. “Excited to see what’s in store for the next three.”

We’re back! Incredible to see how far we’ve come in three seasons. Excited to see what’s in store for the next three. #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/8nemxnwnD7

— Justin Hartley (@justinhartley) May 12, 2019

“In a television landscape with nearly 500 original scripted series, there are very few, if any, that have the critical and cultural impact of ‘This Is Us’ and we couldn’t be more proud to bring fans three more seasons of a show that so well represents the NBC brand,” Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment said in a release. “A huge thank you and congratulations to our executive producers, cast and crew who reach new heights every week with the show’s inventive and compelling storytelling.”

Sterling K Brown as Randall, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate, Chris Sullivan as TobyMaarten de Boer / NBC

During the mid-season break of season one of the hit TV drama, it was announced that “This Is Us” was renewed for two more seasons before the first had even finished airing.

Since it debuted in the fall of 2016, “This Is Us” has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three AFI Awards, as well as Brown’s Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Awards for his performance as Randall Pearson.

“This Is Us” will return to NBC on Tuesdays this fall.

This Is Us producers tease ‘huge twists and turns’ in Thanksgiving-set fall finale

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Thanksgiving is almost upon us, which means This Is Us is about to serve up its annual feast of dysfunction and drama. (Remember this? And who can forget this?)

Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s era-hopping family drama is set around the holiday meal being held the home of Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson). It will, of course, gather all the Pearsons that you would expect, but as hinted at in last week’s episode, there will be a few additions to the table this year that should make for a colorful day. Uncle Nicky (Griffin Dunne) accepted the invitation extended by Kevin (Justin Hartley), while Deja (Lyric Ross) was last seen getting permission from her adoptive mother, Beth, to invite her troubled biological mother, Shaunna (Joy Brunson) to the meal.

“It’s actually a backdoor pilot for a Nicky-Shaunna spin-off — the show nobody knew they wanted,” deadpans This Is Us exec producer Isaac Aptaker before turning more heartfelt. “Our family and our show just keeps on expanding in what we think is this really interesting way. Collecting this really, really disparate group of characters in a pretty small Philadelphia townhouse creates just so many really interesting, complicated dynamics — and shows how just such different people continue to touch each other’s lives.”

Noted Thanksgiving fan Randall Pearson has his designs on a holiday to remember, though it may not be in the ways he has planned. “I feel like Randall might want to choose a new favorite holiday because he’s not had a relaxing Thanksgiving in quite a few years,” executive producer Elizabeth Berger tells EW. “And it’s not going to get any calmer this year.”

Especially given how Randall and Rebecca ended their last conversation. In the previous episode, Randall broached the subject of Rebecca’s memory lapses/mood swings and asked her to seek help, a suggestion that she did not appreciate, growing combative with him before shutting the door on him. Suffice it to say the turkey will be served with a side of awkward. “That’s not a fight that’s just easily swept under the rug,” says Aptaker. “They now have to face the fallout of what was said in that bedroom at the end of the episode in front of the entire family.”

If that weren’t enough, the Pilgrim Rick tradition will experience a “hiccup,” and you will travel back to a past repast that young Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Nicky (Michael Angarano) shared. Better yet, Nicky is actually in decent spirits and not-yet broken! “It’s a happier time in Nicky’s life, before they went overseas before the draft,” shares Aptaker. “It’s nice to see a warm and lovely color on the character who’s been through so much.”

You may also color yourself intrigued and concerned by the end of the episode. “There are some real huge twists and turns in this one,” warns Aptaker, “and people are going to have a bunch of new questions to be wondering over their holiday break.”

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 4
Genre
  • Drama
Airs
  • Tuesdays at 9:00pm
Premiere
  • 09/20/16
creator
  • Dan Fogelman
Performers
  • Milo Ventimiglia,
  • Mandy Moore,
  • Justin Hartley,
  • Sterling K. Brown
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  • NBC
Complete Coverage
  • This Is Us
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Premiere week continues with the return of NBC’s critically-acclaimed drama This is Us! Season 3 begins tonight, and if you’re wondering if that electric Pearson chemistry is genuine, Sterling K. Brown is here to tell you about the cast’s “sick lovefest” as the show embarks upon a new season.

“It’s like, ‘You guys really don’t like each other that much,’ and it’s like, ‘No, man. We do.’”

How will the show handle Jack’s time in Vietnam? What’s the story with Kevin and Beth’s cousin? How will Deja’s actions in the Season 2 finale affect the family? We’re about to find out.

What time does This Is Us air? How can you live stream This Is Us? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHAT TIME IS THIS IS US ON TONIGHT? WHAT TIME DOES THIS IS US COME ON TONIGHT?

Season 3 of This Is Us premieres tonight (September 25) on NBC at 9:00 p.m. ET. In the Season 3 premiere, Randall, Kate and Kevin find themselves on new paths as they celebrate their 38th birthdays.

HOW CAN I LOCATE A THIS IS US LIVE STREAM?

If you have a proper cable login, you can live stream tonight’s Season 3 premiere of This Is Us at NBC.com/live or on the NBC app.

Depending on your market, you can also find a This Is Us live stream if you’re a YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, or PlayStation Vue subscriber.

IS THIS IS US ON HULU?

Yep! The first two seasons of This is Us are available to stream on Hulu.

WHEN WILL THIS IS US SEASON 3 HIT HULU?

The Season 3 premiere of This Is Us will be available to stream the day after it airs on NBC. The first episode of Season 3 will hit Hulu on Wednesday, September 26.

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IS THIS IS US ON NETFLIX?

Nope.

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The third season of This Is Us just came to a close after sucker-punching us right in the feels week after week. Even so, we’re already distracted thinking about season 4 and where the Pearson saga will go next.

What will Jack do to make us love him even more than we thought was possible? What will Randall and Beth do now that we know the #DreamTeam is going strong? Will NBC finally launch a spin-off that’s literally just old seasons of The Manny? Okay, so that last one is probably a no, but the first two are valid. Until we get real answers, here’s everything we actually do know about season 4 to tide you over until then. I still can’t believe KEVIN IS A DAD!!!

Season 4 will return in September!

9 p.m. September 24 on NBC, to be exact!

And, yes, there’s a trailer:

Why am I already crying?

If you actually watched, not just listened while you scrolled Instagram on your phone, you might have noticed a ton of new faces.

There’s Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time), who’s either a soldier or playing one in a movie. But she’s not the only new fave joining the cast: Omar Epps (House), Timothy Omundson (Pysch), Bahara Golestani (Animal Kingdom), Julian Silva (Queen of the South), and Auden Thornton (Bull) can all be spotted throughout the trailer.

M. Night Shyamalan also makes an appearance and we can actually guess what he’ll be up to. Since we just learned Kevin will be starring in another movie this season, the director is probs playing himself. Love to see it!

Season 4 has a few brand-new mysteries.

Beth and Randall are back on track, but seriously, what’s up with Kate and Toby? Some feared their son, Jack, would die, but we already heard Toby on the phone with him in the finale. Where’s Kate?

As for Rebecca, what’s the deal with the pin the tail on the donkey game? Randall makes a point to remind her that he was her son. What’s going on there?

And lest we forget, who is the mother of Kevin’s son?!

“Fans are going to like the way some things go; they’re going to have questions and not like the way other things go,” show creator Dan Fogelman told People. Ominous.

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This Is Us won’t go on forever.

“The finale sets us up for a fourth season that kind of acts as a hinge or a midpoint for the rest of the series,” he said in that same interview. “There’s a lot coming.”

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Fogelman admits, “We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages I have written and I’m writing that really are deep, deep, deep into the future.”

Rebecca’s past without Jack will be explored.

NBC According to People, we are going to see a whole lot more of Rebecca as a widow. “I think it’s a big pull. I think in other aspects of her life, especially immediately post-Jack, the kids have just graduated from high school and are potentially going off to college,” Mandy Moore said. “It’s a big lonely road that she is sort of staring down the barrel of, but she always comes out on top.”

BUT it looks like future Rebecca may not stick around for so long. “I think it definitely feels like Rebecca is very near the end of her life and that her passing is imminent, and that’s why everyone has decided to descend upon Kevin’s house,” co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker tells Glamour.

If you noticed that Miguel was missing from last season’s flash-forward, you are right! He won’t be around in these scenes, but we won’t find out why until season 5 or 6….

But first, more Rebecca and Jack in the ’70s!

“We’re excited to get back to the ’70s with Jack and Rebecca when we return,” This Is Us showrunner Elizabeth Berger says. “It’s a really romantic period, and we’re going to be seeing what happens when they come back from that amazing road trip and reality sets in and what happens next. We’re excited to see our 12-year-olds explore meatier stories about adolescence, and we’re excited to meet some new people that haven’t yet been introduced.”

#LittlestBigThree is coming…

…and OMG, THEY ARE SO CUTE:

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— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) July 24, 2019

This post will be updated as more This Is Us season 4 details emerge.

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