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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 […]

Dan Fogelman Unpacks the Final Moment of ‘This Is Us’

[This story contains major spoilers for the series finale of NBC’s This Is Us, “Us.”] This Is Us has revealed its ending. But if viewers have been paying attention, they will realize that the Pearson family story doesn’t end — it continues with the next generations. The final scene of the series between dad Jack […]

Sterling K. Brown on How ‘This Is Us’ Stuck the Landing — and a Randall Spinoff Idea

 [This story contains major spoilers to the series finale of NBC’s This Is Us, “Us.”] This is “Us.” The series finale of This Is Us, titled “Us” and written by show creator Dan Fogelman, ended just as the writer promised it would: Nostalgic while hopeful about the future — and satisfying. Fogelman had said there […]

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 Jon Huertas Calls Miguel-Centered Episode a “Beautiful Sendoff”

[This story contains spoilers to the May 3 episode of This Is Us, “Miguel.”] When recently reflecting on some of the biggest watercooler moments of the series, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman said he very vividly remembered the audience reaction to the season one, episode two reveal that, in a future timeline, Rebecca Pearson […]

‘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’ 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 […]

‘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 […]

‘This Is Us’ Creator, Cast Warn Kate-Toby Split Will “Hit Different”

Now that the end is truly coming into focus, the This Is Us cast is not ready to say goodbye. During a panel with many of the Pearson clan on Friday, the actors who make up the hit NBC family drama reiterated creator Dan Fogelman’s promise that the series finale will deliver and satisfy viewers, […]

‘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 […]