NBC has really doubled down on the success of This Is Us by ordering not one but two new seasons, with a minimum order of 18 episodes per season.
This Is Us premiered to very strong ratings last September and has stayed fairly consistent since. At least 72 million total viewers have watched the first 10 episodes, making it NBC’s most viewed series on digital platforms.
When making the announcement at the Television Critics Association, NBC’s President of Entertainment Jennifer Salke said: “We all got our wish that this is a hit show. This Is Us is as good as anything we’ve ever had, we’re thrilled to renew it for two seasons and there’s no doubt it will have a long life on NBC. On behalf of everyone at NBC, we’re grateful for the artistry of the cast, crew, and producers assembled by our gifted creator, Dan Fogelman. In a world where there are literally hundreds of television dramas, we’re proud to have one of the very best that is also one of the highest-rated.”
This Is Us follows the life of a family in two separate storylines taking place in the past and present. It stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones. It was created by Dan Fogelman, who showruns and executive produces the series.