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‘This is Us’ to end after 6 seasons

‘This is Us’ to end after 6 seasons

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It's time to say goodbye to the Pearson family, as NBC's hit family drama series comes to a close in 2022

NBC’s hit family drama series This Is Us will be officially ending after its upcoming 6th season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, season 6, which will reportedly have 18 episodes, is slated to start production mid-2021, in time for a 2021-2022 television premiere. The show was renewed for its 6th and final season in 2019. NBC is currently airing season 5.

In an April 2019 interview, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman told The Hollywood Reporter that season 3 was already the show’s “midpoint,” and that the structure of the series would not sustain a longer run.

“We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan,” Fogelman said.

The Emmy-winning drama series centers around the lives of parents Jack and Rebecca Pearson (played by Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore) and their 3 children, Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Kevin (Justin Hartley), told in different timeframes.

It first premiered on NBC in September 2016. –