The network announced the news on Sunday (May 12, 2019) that the show will return for its fourth season this autumn, then followed by two further seasons.
The show’s producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger told Deadline earlier this year that there’s a six-season plan for the series, although the network hasn’t ruled out the possibility of the show continuing after that.
“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 NBC Entertainment’s scripted programming, said in a statement.
“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.”
This Is Us tells the story of the Pearson family. While patriarch Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) has passed away, he still appears in lengthy flashbacks in stories that reveal more about the family. In the Season 3 finale, Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz) were dealing with the arrival of their premature son.
Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) reached a compromise after their marriage hit an impasse (whew!). Kevin (Justin Hartley) began drinking again and split from Zoe (Melanie Liburd). Mandy Moore (Beth) stars as the family matriarch.
What’s up for Season 4? “Next season is a season of new beginnings and restarts,” previewed series creator Dan Fogelman last winter.