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‘This Is Us’ Team on Destigmatizing Aging and Illness: “We Were Telling the Story of Millions of Families”

This Is Us wrapped its six-year journey last month and in doing so, the NBC family drama tackled what the cast calls the very taboo topic of death and end-of-life planning. “We were telling the story of millions of families around this country and around the world,” says Mandy Moore in a new sit-down interview […]

‘This Is Us’ Stars on Ending With “A Tearful Smile,” Hopes to Revisit the Pearson Family One Day

[This story contains spoilers for the series finale of NBC’s This Is Us.]  After six long, teary seasons, This Is Us came to a close Tuesday, following up Rebecca’s (played by Mandy Moore) death in the penultimate episode with a finale set both at her funeral and in a happy memory of the family’s past. […]

How ‘This Is Us’ Pulled Off That Flashback to End on a “Simple Day in the Life”

[This story contains spoilers from the series finale of NBC’s This Is Us, “Us.”] A major feat of This Is Us has been how the hit NBC family drama manages to travel through time. Whether jumping ahead or flashing back, the nonlinear series, across the span of six seasons, has traversed decades in order to […]

‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley on Kevin’s Selfless Choice in Final Episodes

[This story contains spoilers to the May 10 episode of This Is Us, “Family Meeting.”] This Is Us has held many Pearson family meetings. But on Tuesday night, with only three episodes left of the series, the heartwarming NBC family drama reunited the Big Three for its most difficult conversation yet. Their mother, Rebecca (Mandy […]

‘This Is Us’ Star on Being Kevin’s Mystery Romance: “It’s Not an End, It’s Really a Beginning”

[This story contains spoilers to the April 26 episode of NBC’s This Is Us, “The Night Before the Wedding.”] With four episodes to go before the series finale of This Is Us, Kevin Pearson has finally found his happily ever after. The episode prior had teased a whodunnit of sorts around Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) love […]

Why ‘This Is Us’ Played With Time to Tell Kate and Toby’s “Goodbye as a Couple”

[This story contains spoilers from “Katoby,” the April 12 episode of the sixth and final season of NBC’s This Is Us.] Mandy Moore recently shared that when she read the penultimate episode of This Is Us, she had such an emotional reaction that she threw up. Chrissy Metz said she couldn’t catch her breath, and […]

‘This Is Us’: Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan on the Unraveling of Kate and Toby, Finding Hope in Divorce

[This story contains spoilers from “Katoby,” the April 12 episode of the sixth and final season of NBC’s This Is Us.] “Life would be much simpler if we could live it backwards.” This Is Us took that idea and applied it to an emotional final season arc that viewers have been bracing for: the dissolution […]

‘This Is Us’ at 100 Episodes: Epic Plot Twists, a Clash Over the Title and the “Simplicity” of the Ending

In the fall of 2016, something miraculous happened to Dan Fogelman. The This Is Us creator was flying to visit his family for Thanksgiving, and the show’s latest episode was playing on every seat-back screen of the plane. “It was on DirectTV,” he says of the live broadcast of their first Thanksgiving episode. “There were […]

Chrissy Metz’s ‘Stay Awake’ to Open San Francisco Film Festival

Stay Awake, starring This Is Us regular Chrissy Metz and directed by Jamie Sisley, will open the San Francisco International Film Festival as it returns to an in-person event next month. The family drama set against the backdrop of prescription drug addiction, and also starring Fin Argus and Wyatt Oleff, bowed in Berlin and will […]

‘This Is Us’ Team Goes Behind That Tearful Mandy Moore Monologue

On This Is Us, Rebecca Pearson is getting things in order. Amid six, time-spanning seasons spent with Mandy Moore’s matriarch and her sprawling family, viewers of the beloved NBC drama, once again, surely broke out the tissue boxes on Tuesday night while sitting and waiting — just like the Big 3 — to receive Rebecca’s […]

Berlin First-Look Image: Teenage Pressures and Prescription Drug Addiction in ‘Stay Awake’ (Exclusive)

Fin Argus is seen working at a bowling alley in this exclusive first-look image from Stay Awake, a family drama set against the backdrop of prescription drug addiction. Having its world premiere in the Berlinale Generation 14plus competition, the film stars Argus, seen in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and soon to appear in Peacock’s Queer as […]

‘This Is Us’ Boss Says Final Season Will Focus on “Little Things” About Being a Family, Tell a Complete Story

[This story contains spoilers from the final season premiere of NBC’s This Is Us, “The Challenger.”] The return of This Is Us can be summed up in a moment between two of the Big Three. “If the world stopped for the bad stuff, then everything would be dark,” Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz) tells twin brother […]