What Time Is ‘This Is Us’ on Tonight?

Forget the big game, here’s when you need to tune in for the real stars of Super Bowl Sunday

NBC has promised to answer all your burning questions about Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death during the special post-Super Bowl episode of “This Is Us” on Sunday. And while we know you are not emotionally prepared for the certain-to-be-emotionally-charged episode, you can at least be logistically ready by knowing exactly when to tune in after the showdown between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

The promo vaguely states the start time as “after the Super Bowl” and encourages you to “set your DVR with extra time” — and that’s honestly the best advice NBC can give, as it’s impossible to pin down exactly what time the Super Bowl will end and “This Is Us” will begin.

The broadcast’s start time has varied year-to-year for shows like “Friends,” “Glee,” “The Blacklist” and “Alias,” which have all been given their shot after the game.

When the episode begins will depend on the chances that Super Bowl LII goes into overtime — which could push the “This Is Us” start time close to (or possibly past) 11 p.m. ET.

If you check your DVR, you’ll see that the recording is set to begin at 10:15 p.m. ET/7:15 p.m. PT and runs 80 minutes in length. This is because the episode will be the show’s longest ever (by approximately three minutes), and a buffer was added in case the game runs long.

Since the usual time slot for the family drama is Tuesdays at 9/8 c on NBC, you will at least know where to find it next week, when a new episode airs just two days after the special Sunday broadcast. Consider it the Peacock’s gift to you after offing Jack.