The fifth season of the flagship drama of NBC, This Is Us, is getting moved up earlier than it was expected. The new season will be premiered on October 27, Tuesday from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. Originally it was slated to air on November 11, and it was announced by NBC last month.
The later premiere dates for this series and several other shows were due to production shutdowns caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, moved up with the fifth season of the series, is a win for NBC as the majority of the scripted content at major networks has been delayed until the month of November or later.
The series stars Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson, as the members of the Pearson family across several generations. It has also been nominated for five Emmy awards, including three nods for the outstanding drama series.
The announcement of the fifth season comes on the heels of actor Ron Cephas Jones‘ Emmy win for the outstanding guest actor in a drama series last week. It was counted as his second Emmy trophy for his work on the show.
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Many of the scripted originals of NBC were postponed from their expected release dates due to production shutdowns. The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. were given the release dates of November, as unscripted fare made up the bulk of the month of September and October. Still to come in the month of October are Connecting, The Voice, Ellen’s Game of Games, and Superstore.
This is Us series has been produced by the 20th Century Fox Television and the executive producers of the series are Dan Fogelman, Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak, Ken Olin, and Jess Rosenthal.
In a talk with Good Housekeeping about his partnership with Survivorship Today, Sterling K. Brown explained that, like everyone, the Pearsons’ world had been turned upside down this year. He revealed that they would be addressing the COVID-19 virus, and along with that, they will be addressing Black Lives Matter, and they will still be maintaining the fabric of their show. We hate to see it go, but all good things must come to an end.