“This Is Us” has been picked up for an additional two seasons.
Each of the two new seasons will consist of 18 episodes, like Season 1, which returns this week following a five week break.
“We all got our wish that this is a hit show,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “‘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,” Salke continued. “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.”
The series has been a major ratings driver for NBC, with each episode averaging a 4.6 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 14.6 million viewers overall in live-plus-seven ratings.
The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.
Dan Fogelman serves as writer and executive producer with Don Todd. Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak and directors Ken Olin, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra also executive produce. “This Is Us” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.