NBC has announced that their new and very popular drama This Is Us has been renewed for not one but two seasons.
The two-season renewal — a rare event unless the show is very popular — comes on the heels of great ratings for This Is Us.
“We all got our wish that this is a hit show,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “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. 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.”
Each season will have a “minimum” of 18 episodes each, NBC says. This Is Us has been “averaging a 4.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.6 million viewers overall” in Live + 7 Day (DVR) ratings, according to the network.
Episode 12 of season 1 just aired on Tuesday. Season 1 still has several more weeks to go before it wraps for the winter.