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‘This Is Us’ Scores Full Season Order at NBC

New series from Dan Fogelman premiered to 10 million viewers

“This Is Us” has been ordered to a full season at NBC.

NBC has ordered an additional five episodes of the new Dan Fogelman-created drama series, bringing the full season order to 18, the network announced on Tuesday.

“It’s a rare moment in this business when a show so instantly delivers both critical acclaim and hit ratings, but ‘This Is Us’ is just such an extraordinary achievement,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “Creator Dan Fogelman, along with co-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and the gifted producers, cast and crew, has delivered the kind of heart and depth that resonates with every segment of the audience, and we’re proud to extend its presence on our schedule.”

The new series scored one of the best premieres for any new show so far this season, pulling in 10.1 million viewers and a 2.9 rating on Sept. 20.

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 John Requa and Glenn Ficarra also executive produce. “This Is Us” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.