In its two seasons, This Is Us has become one of the most universally beloved TV shows in ages. The show’s stars have been getting ample evidence of that — Milo Ventimiglia says that he and his castmates are constantly hearing from fans how much the show’s stories mean to them. (Click on the media bar to hear Milo Ventimiglia)
New episodes of This Is Us air Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
Get out the tissues, This Is Us fans. After the Super Bowl on Sunday, it’s the episode we’ve both been waiting for and dreading: the explanation of Jack’s death. While we’ve known since the first season that Jack had passed away, there’s a certain sense of finality that comes with seeing it on the screen, and it’s had some fans wondering whether this means the character — and actor Milo Ventimiglia — are disappearing from the show for good. We spoke to him, and he assured us you won’t be saying goodbye to Jack forever.
This Is Us will air Sunday night following the Super Bowl postgame coverage on NBC.
One of the many wonderful aspects of This Is Us, along with its top notch writing, is the first rate performances that the ensemble cast delivers on a week to week basis.Justin Hartley, who cut his teeth on soaps (Passions, The Young and the Restless) and previous TV series (Emily Owens, Smallville), is doing some of his best work as consistently conflicted actor Kevin Pearson.
From the opening moments of the show, as Kevin decides to leave his cushy TV series job and strike out on his own, his journey has been a highly unpredictable one. Whether it’s gradually attempting to heal his fractured relationships with his brother Randall (Sterling K. Brown) or ex-wife Sophie (Alexandra Breckinridge), Kevin is simply trying to do the right thing.
Along with getting to play a multi-layered character, Hartley has formed long lasting relationships with the cast and crew of This Is Us. At first, the cast members were drawn by the material, but they eventually formed a close bond with one another. Click on the media bar below to hear Justin Hartley talk about the great friendships he’s made during the production of This Is Us.
Powered by great word of mouth and a trailer that immediately went viral, This Is Us should not have problems attracting a solid audience when it premieres Tuesday night on NBC (10/9c). One of the selling points of the show is that it comes from the creative mind of Dan Fogelman, the man behind the ABC series Galavant and director/writer of the first rate drama Danny Collins.
This Is Us co-star Mandy Moore even made up a word when describing Fogelman, whom she previously worked with on Tangled. “He’s such a feeling-ful person,” said Moore. “He wears his emotions on his sleeve and I think that very much translates in his work.”
Emmy winning actor Sterling K. Brown also admired Fogelman’s biting sense of humor which serves as a balance to the often times serious nature of This Is Us. “He can be precious and then undercut his own preciousness like that,” said Brown. “He has a razor sharp wit that goes along with that heart that he has on his sleeve. That combination contributes to what we’ve made with This Is Us.
Click on the media bar below to hear Milo Ventimiglia elaborate on what makes Dan Fogelman a “brave” showrunner.
Premiering on NBC September 20 (10/9c), This Is Us centers on the interconnected lives of a group of people who share the same birthday. To dole out anymore information about the show, which is spearheaded by writer/executive producer Dan Fogelman(Galavant, Danny Collins), would do a show a disservice.
Mandy Moore, who sat down with co-stars Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia to talk about the highly anticipated series, previously worked with Fogelman on the animated series Tangled.
“(Dan) is such a feeling-ful person,” said Moore. “He wears his emotions on his sleeve and I think that very much translates in his work.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Milo Ventimiglia talk about the anticipation behind This Is Us which was originally generated from its trailer: