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This Is Us (season 1)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18
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Original network NBC
Original release September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20) – March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)
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The first season of the American television series This Is Us follows the family lives and connections of several people who all share the same birthday and the ways in which they are similar and different. The season is produced by Rhode Island Ave. Productions, Zaftig Films, and 20th Century Fox Television, with Fogelman and Don Todd serving as showrunners.

The season stars an ensemble cast featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, and Ron Cephas Jones.

The season, which premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016, and ran until March 14, 2017, over 18 episodes, received generally positive reviews from critics. It was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten television programs of 2016, and received ten nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series with Brown winning for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as receiving nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Series. The series was renewed for a second and third season on January 18, 2017.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Niles Fitch as teenage Randall Pearson
  • Lonnie Chavis as young Randall Pearson[5]
  • Hannah Zeile as teenage Kate Pearson
  • Mackenzie Hancsicsak as young Kate Pearson[5]
  • Logan Shroyer as teenage Kevin Pearson
  • Parker Bates as young Kevin Pearson[5]
  • Eris Baker as Tess Pearson
  • Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson
  • Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas[6]
  • Gerald McRaney as Dr. Nathan Katowski (aka Dr. K)
  • Jermel Nakia as young adult William H. "Shakespeare" Hill
  • Janet Montgomery as Olivia Maine
  • Milana Vayntrub as Sloane Sandburg
  • Ryan Michelle Bathe as Yvette
  • Denis O'Hare as Jessie
  • Adam Bartley as Duke
  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Sophie
    • Amanda Leighton as teenage Sophie
    • Sophia Coto as young Sophie
  • Jill Johnson as Laurie
  • Caitlin Thompson as Madison

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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11"Pilot"John Requa & Glenn FicarraDan FogelmanSeptember 20, 2016 (2016-09-20)1AZC0110.07[7]
The intertitle references a Wikipedia-sourced statistic about how many people share the same birthdays. In 1980, Jack Pearson was celebrating his 36th birthday when his wife Rebecca went into labor with their triplets. In the present, personal assistant Kate celebrates her 36th birthday by recommitting to lose weight, and befriends Toby at a support group. Her brother Kevin is an actor famous for starring on the sitcom The Manny; on his 36th birthday states his dissatisfaction with his role and abruptly quits in front of a live audience. Successful black businessman Randall, on his 36th birthday, finds and confronts the father, William, who abandoned him at a fire station on the day he was born; Randall then invites William to his house. In 1980, Rebecca lost one of the triplets during birth. Kevin and Kate were the surviving pair; Randall – brought to the same hospital by a fireman – was their adopted brother.
22"The Big Three"Ken OlinDan FogelmanSeptember 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)1AZC028.75[8]
Rebecca and Jack (in flashbacks) are having marital issues. In the present, Randall's wife, Beth, has suspicions about his biological father's motives. Toby and Kate start getting closer. At a party, Kevin is told he is contractually obligated to stay on his sitcom two more years. Kate and Toby dance at the party, despite people's laughter. Kevin tries to turn to Randall for advice; they are shown to have had a strained relationship since childhood. Kevin decides to leave the sitcom anyway, and do theater in New York. Rebecca is remarried to Jack's best friend, Miguel.
33"Kyle"John Requa & Glenn FicarraDan FogelmanOctober 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)1AZC039.87[9]
In flashbacks, Randall's name was initially going to be Kyle. His biological father, William (nicknamed "Shakespeare"), met his birth mother on a bus ride where they bonded over poetry, but at some point they developed substance abuse problems. William is shown on the bus as he takes his newborn son to the fire station. Rebecca is not able to bond well with "Kyle", and Jack eventually admits he cannot either. Rebecca prevents William from seeing his son, but renames him Randall after William's favorite poet, Dudley Randall. In the present, Randall's daughters do not know who William really is. After Rebecca scolds him at Randall's home, he leaves – Randall then scolds him even harder. Kevin is serious about moving to New York and wants to bring Kate with him, and encourages her to showcase her singing abilities, about which she is uncomfortable. Toby makes grand gestures for Kate, but feels she gives precedence to Kevin. William's cancer is terminal. Kevin fires Kate out of love. Toby and Kate have sex.
44"The Pool"John Requa & Glenn FicarraDan Fogelman & Donald ToddOctober 18, 2016 (2016-10-18)1AZC049.71[10]
In flashbacks, the Pearsons go to the pool, but have setbacks: Kevin almost drowns while his parents attend to Randall and Kate; Kate is ostracized for being overweight by her classmates; and while Randall befriends other Black children, Rebecca takes it especially hard when one mother suggests some grooming tips for her Black son. In the present, while Kevin is determined to land a serious role on Broadway, even his nieces will not let him forget The Manny. William is wrongly accused of loitering in Randall's affluent neighborhood and is annoyed when Randall does not defend him. Toby runs into his ex-wife while on a date with Kate. Kevin does poorly in his audition, but Olivia, his Tony-nominated scene partner, begrudgingly tells him he got the role because of his fame from The Manny. In a flashback, Kevin is shown to have been insecure since childhood, which may have led him to acting. Kate gets a job from Toby's ex-wife, Josie, who Toby warns is not the angel she seems to be; in fact, her affairs led to his weight gain and caused him to contemplate suicide. Kevin temporarily moves in with Randall.
55"The Game Plan"George TillmanJoe LawsonOctober 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)1AZC058.68[11]
In flashbacks, the Pittsburgh Steelers are winning Super Bowl XIV, but Jack and Rebecca are fighting about not having children. Jack punches a guy who tells him to have his wife be quiet. Kevin and Kate are conceived that night. Miguel and his wife are present at the time. Beth Pearson believes she may be pregnant again, but it turns out she is not. In the present, William reveals to Kevin he is a big fan of The Manny, and helps Kevin realize he should stop doubting himself. Kevin believes he moved to New York out of fear and uses the play to teach a life lesson to his nieces; he also has a penchant for painting like Jackson Pollock. Kate acts weird about watching a Steelers game and has to tell Toby why football games are personal for her. It is then confirmed that Jack died at some point.
66"Career Days"Craig ZiskBekah BrunstetterNovember 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)1AZC068.48[12]
Randall trades commodities for businesses based on weather futures, a job no one seems to understand, and he tries unsuccessfully to explain that on Career Day. Flashbacks reveal that Randall has been extraordinarily intelligent since he was a child, which got him transferred to an elite private school. Kate starts a new job as a personal assistant for Marin (Jami Gertz) and has to deal with Marin's bratty overweight teenage daughter, Jemma, who is sure her mother hired Kate over the other candidates as a way to get through to her. Kate reveals she no longer talks to her mom, Rebecca. Olivia has unorthodox methods of teaching Kevin how to deal with grief. Randall decides he wants to take piano lessons, but not from William.
77"The Best Washing Machine in the World"Silas HowardK.J. SteinbergNovember 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)1AZC079.50[13]
In flashbacks, teenage Kevin and Randall are bickering harder than ever. Kevin moves out of their room and into the basement and wants Randall to stay away. Tensions surface at a football game, where the two (on opposing teams) get in a fight. In the present, Kevin and Randall go out to dinner by themselves when Rebecca and Miguel have to cancel. It appears Kevin purposely sat them at a large table with other people so that they would not have to be alone, but he abruptly leaves when he finds out Randall has never actually seen The Manny. Randall and Kevin fight on the street, but Kevin tells onlookers they are brothers. Kate is trying hard to lose weight, but with disappointing results; meanwhile, Toby is hitting his weight-loss goals without trying and wants to abandon the diet altogether. Beth and William eat marijuana brownies together and he accidentally reveals to her that he has known Rebecca since Randall was a baby. Ironically, Beth moves Kevin's stuff to the basement.
88"Pilgrim Rick"Sarah Pia AndersonIsaac Aptaker & Elizabeth BergerNovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)1AZC089.00[14]
In the past, the Pearsons are going on a six-hour road trip to Rebecca's parents' house for Thanksgiving, but they get into a car accident and abandon the dinner completely, staying at a motel. Present-day Kate takes a break from Toby before Thanksgiving, saying she needs to get a handle on her weight and her life. Kevin invites Olivia to come celebrate Thanksgiving at Randall's house. Beth gives Rebecca an ultimatum, since she had already had 36 years to tell Randall the truth, but he finds out before Rebecca can tell him. William advises Olivia to be kinder to Kevin while she has the chance. Kevin allows Miguel to participate in a Pearson Thanksgiving tradition. A distraught Randall confronts his mother about her knowledge of his biological father at dinner. As he leaves, Kate announces a life-changing decision having experienced a disastrous flight.
99"The Trip"Uta BriesewitzVera HerbertNovember 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)1AZC0910.53[15]
Randall is unbearably devastated by his mother's lies and betrayal. He, Kate, and Kevin make a trip to their family cabin; Olivia tags along with two uninvited guests: Asher, her ex-boyfriend, and Sloane, her playwright. Olivia makes a rude comment to Kate, driving a wedge between the twins. In flashbacks, child Randall thinks he can find his birth parents by the genetic trait of tongue rolling. Rebecca never tells Jack that she knows about Randall's parents. Adult Randall inadvertently ingests a hallucinogen, and has a vision of Jack at the cabin. Though "Vision Jack" is shocked Rebecca lied, he tells Randall to understand his mother's point of view. Kate still wants to be friends with Toby, but he would rather not. Kevin does not like how Olivia and Asher are behaving and kicks them out, ending his relationship with her. He later ends up sleeping with Sloane. Randall tells his mother he will not speak to her again until Christmas.
1010"Last Christmas"Helen HuntDonald ToddDecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)1AZC1010.95[16]
When young Kate develops appendicitis on Christmas Eve, the Pearsons take her to the hospital. There, they run into Dr. K and realize he needs their support after a potentially fatal car crash. In the present, after Olivia abandons the play, Kevin convinces Sloane to take her role. He also celebrates Hanukkah with Sloane's family, and she joins him at Randall's Christmas Eve party. Kate consults a doctor with her mother about the life-changing surgery she wants to have. Randall talks his co-worker out of a suicide attempt. William is revealed to be bisexual. Toby comes to Randall's house to surprise Kate and they get back together, but he later collapses and is sent to the OR.
1111"The Right Thing to Do"Timothy BusfieldAurin SquireJanuary 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)1AZC1110.48[17]
The cause of Toby's collapse was diagnosed as cardiac arrhythmia, not a heart attack. Jack and Rebecca (in flashbacks) look for a house to fit their growing family, but do not expect to be having triplets. Randall feels William's time spent with Jesse is taking precious moments away from their family, but is assured it is only to spare everyone eventual pain. William decides to stop his chemotherapy treatments. Kevin and Sloane are doing well – until Olivia returns. Jack (in flashbacks) asks his estranged abusive father for money and buys a house. Kate and Toby discuss marriage.
1212"The Big Day"Ken OlinDan Fogelman & Laura KenarJanuary 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)1AZC129.59[18]
The episode takes place in the lead-up to the triplets' birth. Rebecca has a mental breakdown and forgets that it is Jack's birthday. Miguel tries to encourage Jack to celebrate one more birthday before he becomes a father by taking him golfing. Dr. K struggles to accept the death of his wife, who died over a year earlier, including refusing to dispose of her belongings and declining an offer for dinner at a widow's house. Fireman Joe is struggling with his marriage and he asks a priest for a miracle. William drops Randall off as a newborn at the firehouse. Joe decides to take it first to his wife, who refuses to look after him even though they could not conceive. Joe takes the baby to the hospital and Jack decides to adopt him following the death of one of the triplets. The next day, Dr. K decides to throw away his wife's belongings and eat dinner at his friend's house.
1313"Three Sentences"Chris KochJoe Lawson & Bekah BrunstetterJanuary 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)1AZC139.63[19]
When the triplets' tenth birthday is approaching, instead of keeping the family tradition of celebrating the day as one, Kevin and Kate encourage their parents to throw them separate parties. At the birthday party, Randall only has a handful of classmates show up, while Kevin and Kate have full parties. When Kate's best friend Sophie arrives, she and Kate's entire party merge into Kevin's party, leaving Kate alone and Jack trying to comfort her. In the present day, Randall is trying to bid for a project in Calgary, but is interrupted by William, who recently stopped chemotherapy treatments and is now energetic. Kate's doctor encourages her to attend a camp instead of having weight loss surgery. After Kevin breaks up with Sloane and Toby drops Kate off at the camp, the two go to a bar together. Following Toby's advice to pursue the woman he really loves, Kevin tries to reconcile with Sophie, Kate's best friend from long ago and his childhood love and ex-wife. A mysterious worker at the camp tries to talk to Kate, who is now engaged to Toby, and tries to seduce her.
1414"I Call Marriage"George Tillman Jr.Kay OyegunFebruary 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)1AZC149.57[20]
The time is shown when Miguel and Shelly get divorced and, fearing their marriage will have the same fate, Jack tries to bring excitement to his and Rebecca's relationship. In the present, Kevin tries to reconcile with his ex-wife Sophie. Toby surprises Kate at the camp she is attending and is met with unkindness. Stress mounts and Randall cannot cope. Randall misses a business meeting he planned, fully knowing his daughter's chess tournament was on the same night, when Beth insists that family come first.
1515"Jack Pearson's Son"Ken OlinIsaac Aptaker & Elizabeth BergerFebruary 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)1AZC159.03[21]
Kate gets kicked out of fat camp and apologizes to Toby. They begin asking questions about each others' lives to strengthen their relationship, though Kate cannot yet answer when asked about how her father died. In the past, Rebecca wants to go on tour with her band but, after finding out that she once dated a member of the band, Jack tells her he does not want her to go. They have a fight and Jack has his first drink in years. Present-day Kevin is about to open his play when Randall calls him and is distressed. Kevin has a flashback to when Randall used to have nervous breakdowns over self-inflicted pressure. Kevin leaves the theater to find and comfort him.
1616"Memphis"John Requa & Glenn FicarraDan FogelmanFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)1AZC169.35[22]
Randall drives William to Memphis, his hometown. Intermittently, William's relationship with his mother while growing up is shown, including when she leaves him as a young adult to take care of relatives in Pittsburgh. William is, at the time, playing in a cover band at his cousin's club. He learns his mother is sick and decides to move to Pittsburgh, where she dies. In the present day, William returns to his old home, then takes Randall to his cousin's club. Although his cousin is still angry at him for not returning to the band, he forgives him and lets him play. The next morning, William is barely conscious in his bed and transported to the hospital, where doctors tell Randall that he has hours to live. Randall calls William "Dad" for the first and last time, then uses Jack's calming technique to help ease William's fear of dying. William dies with Randall by his side.
1717"What Now?"Wendey StanzlerK.J. Steinberg & Vera HerbertMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)1AZC1711.15[23]
In flashbacks, Rebecca leaves for her tour. Kate encourages Jack to attend Rebecca's first show; after rejecting a colleague's advances at a happy hour, he sets out driving to the show despite having been drinking. In the present, per William's wishes, Tess and Annie plan a celebration of his life, while Beth feels left out; Randall asks her to toast William and she receives a loving postcard William sent from Memphis. Rebecca admits that she kept William a secret because she feared losing Randall; Randall acknowledges that he and William had the time they needed, and he and Rebecca reaffirm their love. Kevin's play premieres and the family loves it, though an important critic fails to attend. Randall quits his job over his firm's apparent disrespect and lack of appreciation, admitting he doesn't have a plan. Kevin and Sophie consummate their relationship and Ron Howard offers Kevin a film role after having seen the play. Kate struggles to tell Toby about Jack's death, saying she is responsible for it.
1818"Moonshadow"Ken OlinDan Fogelman & Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth BergerMarch 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)1AZC1812.84[24]
In 1972, Jack and Rebecca are set up on blind dates. Jack and a friend take Jack's life savings to a poker match and win big on the first game, but are then robbed by the host's enforcers. Rebecca, fighting disillusionment over failed efforts to start a singing career, leaves her blind date early to sing at an open mic night. Jack skips his date, planning to rob the bar that hosted the poker match, but is distracted by Rebecca's singing. c.1997, Jack drives drunk to Cleveland to see Rebecca's show, where her ex-boyfriend Ben tries to kiss her. Jack finds out and punches him, prompting Rebecca to drive Jack home; they fight; Jack apologizes and decides to stay at Miguel's. In the present, Kate and Toby return to Los Angeles; she looks at a photo of Rebecca and decides to pursue singing. Sophie sees Kevin off for a meeting with Ron Howard. Randall looks through a photo album of his childhood and tells Beth that he wants to adopt a baby.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Dan Fogelman and Don Todd served as the season's showrunners.[25]

Casting[edit]

In 2015, Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, and Ron Cephas Jones were the first to be cast in Dan Fogelman’s pilot.[2] Chrissy Metz was later cast in the pilot,[3] followed by Susan Kelechi Watson.[4] Jon Huertas joined the cast in 2016.[6]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The first season of This Is Us received positive reviews, with critics praising cast performances and series plot. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 91% based on 64 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.68/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Featuring full-tilt heartstring-tugging family drama, This Is Us will provide a suitable surrogate for those who have felt a void in their lives since Parenthood went off the air."[26]

On Metacritic, the season has a normalized score of 76 out of 100, based on 34 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[27] TVLine gave the series "A-" saying, "With emotionally resonant dialogue and top-notch performances, This Is Us should fill that Braverman-sized hole in your heart."[28] TV Guide placed This Is Us at ninth among the top ten picks for the most anticipated new shows of the 2016–2017 season and called it, "a well-acted drama about love, life and family."[29]

This Is Us (season 1): Critical reception by episode
  • Season 1 (2016–17): Percentage of positive reviews tracked by the website Rotten Tomatoes[26]

Writing for The Star-Ledger, Vicki Hyman lauded the series and said, "This Is Us (from Crazy, Stupid, Love screenwriter Dan Fogelman) methodically weaves four seemingly disparate stories into a believable and emotional whole through tiny telling details, relateable moments, and conversations and confrontations that are funny, tender or painful, or all three at once."[30] Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen wrote, "A 21st century thirtysomething for a TV generation that likes a splash of high concept in their shows and isn't afraid of melodrama."[31] Gwen Ihnat of The A.V. Club also reviewed the series positively saying, "The hour accomplishes what it set out to do. It creates characters so compelling that we compulsively want to tune back in to see them again."[32]

In a review for The Boston Globe, Matthew Gilbert said, "The pilot is beautifully shaped, the themes of building your own meaning in life are smart, and the actors already seem to know their characters."[33]

The Washington Post critic Hank Stuever said, "While I'd like to see another few episodes to make sure, there's something comfortably gooey right away about This Is Us, reminding us once more that amid all the high-functioning detectives, emergency-rescue personnel and secret-agent superheroes covered in cryptic tattoos, there are very few network dramas aimed at viewers who are simply interested in everyday people and how they feel."[34] Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's TV critic Rob Owen wrote, "Created and written by Dan Fogelman, This is Us manages the tricky task of telling emotional stories without getting too saccharine. And in each story, the characters are quite relatable."[35] James Poniewozik of The New York Times also gave the series positive reviews and said, "The first hour works its way efficiently through an economy-size box of tissues with cleverly turned dialogue and well-inhabited performances."[36] The series also received praise from critics at other publications such as USA Today,[37] The Atlantic,[38] The Hollywood Reporter,[39] and The Los Angeles Times.[40]

Some were more critical towards the show, Daniel D'Addario of Time wrote, "The show has promise, but its cynicism in terms of trying to evoke an emotional response is both what viewers will be tuning in for and its least accomplished aspect. If it could work to wring out a real response, not just an easy one, this might be a show worth watching each week.[41] Ben Travers, Chief TV critic of Indiewire, quipped, "'It all works out' seems to be the main takeaway from the pilot, but where things specifically go from here is one whopping question mark. Perhaps if this was an episodic anthology series with new characters flooding in every week and new arcs every season, This Is Us could repeat the mysterious highs of its subjectively mediocre pilot (depending on how you like that ending)."[42]

In a moderate review for Variety, Sonia Saraiya said, "It's deceptively difficult to build a surprising and complete story in just 40 minutes with so many characters. Yet This Is Us manages to both craft an intimate series of portraits and stitch them together. But at the same time, waves of cloying sentiment threaten to submerge everything."[43]

Critics' top ten lists[edit]

This Is Us was included on multiple Best/Top TV Shows of 2016 lists; these are listed below in order of rank.[44]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" September 20, 2016 2.8/10 10.07[7] 1.8 4.55 4.6 14.61[45]
2 "The Big Three" September 27, 2016 2.6/9 8.75[8] 1.9 5.12 4.5 13.87[46]
3 "Kyle" October 11, 2016 2.8/9 9.87[9] 1.9 4.95 4.7 14.82[47]
4 "The Pool" October 18, 2016 2.6/9 9.71[10] 2.0 4.86 4.6 14.57[48]
5 "The Game Plan" October 25, 2016 2.4/8 8.68[11] 2.1 5.11 4.5 13.83[49]
6 "Career Days" November 1, 2016 2.3/7 8.48[12] 2.1 5.09 4.4 13.57[50]
7 "The Best Washing Machine in the World" November 15, 2016 2.6/9 9.50[13] 2.1 5.20 4.7 14.70[51]
8 "Pilgrim Rick" November 22, 2016 2.4/9 9.00[14] 2.1 5.46 4.5 14.46[52]
9 "The Trip" November 29, 2016 2.7/9 10.56[15] 1.9 4.96 4.6 15.46[53]
10 "Last Christmas" December 6, 2016 2.8/9 10.95[16] 2.1 5.45 4.9 16.40[54]
11 "The Right Thing to Do" January 10, 2017 3.0/11 10.48[17] 2.0 5.33 5.0 15.81[55]
12 "The Big Day" January 17, 2017 2.6/8 9.53[18] 2.5 6.20 5.1 15.80[56]
13 "Three Sentences" January 24, 2017 2.8/9 9.63[19] 2.4 6.16 5.2 15.79[57]
14 "I Call Marriage" February 7, 2017 2.6/8 9.57[20] 2.4 6.23 5.0 15.80[58]
15 "Jack Pearson's Son" February 14, 2017 2.4/8 9.03[21] 2.4 6.14 4.8 15.17[59]
16 "Memphis" February 21, 2017 2.5/8 9.35[22] 2.5 6.35 5.0 15.70[60]
17 "What Now?" March 7, 2017 3.0/10 11.15[23] 2.3 6.04 5.3 17.18[61]
18 "Moonshadow" March 14, 2017 3.4/12 12.84[24] 1.9 4.94 5.3 17.77[62]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2016 American Film Institute Awards TV Program of the Year This Is Us Won [63]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series This Is Us Won [64]
Best Drama Series This Is Us Nominated
African-American Critics Association Awards Top Ten TV Show This Is Us Won
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Drama This Is Us Won [65]
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Milo Ventimiglia Nominated
Favorite Actress in a New TV Series Mandy Moore Nominated
Writers Guild of America Awards New Series This Is Us Nominated [66]
[67]
Episodic Drama Vera Herbert (for "The Trip") Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Drama This Is Us Nominated [68]
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Chrissy Metz Nominated
Mandy Moore Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Sterling K. Brown Nominated [69]
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Drama Series This Is Us Nominated [70]
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Sterling K. Brown Won
Outstanding Performance by a Youth Lonnie Chavis Nominated
ACE Eddie Awards Best Edited One Hour Series for Commercial Television David L. Bertman (for "Pilot") Won [71]

Broadcast[edit]

This Is Us premiered on September 20, 2016, in the U.S. on NBC.[72] The series premiered on CTV in Canada on September 21, 2016,[73][74] on TVNZ 2 in New Zealand on September 27, 2016,[75] and in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 on December 6, 2016.[76] The series premiered in Australia on Channel Ten on February 8, 2017.[77]

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