Airdate: This is Us

New US dramedy will debut on TEN in early February.

New US dramedy This Is Us will debut in early February.

The NBC series created by Dan Fogelman (Crazy Stupid Love, Cars, Galavant, The Neighbors) is one of the hits of the new Fall season, debuting to over 10m viewers.

It depicts family lives and connections of several people who all share the same birthday and the ways in which they’re similar and different.

Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) plays Jack Pearson, a loving father-to-be whose life will change forever on his 36th birthday.

It also features Mandy Moore (A Walk To Remember), Sterling K. Brown (The People V. O.J. Simpson), Chrissy Metz (American Horror Story: Freak Show) and Justin Hartley (Smallville).

This premiered in the US in September.

The critically-acclaimed drama series scored three 2017 Golden Globe nominations including Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for both Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz.

Sterling K. Brown was also nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series category at The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Wednesday, 8 February at 8.30pm on TEN.

14 Responses

  1. Ten have left this far too late. By the time it airs, the season will almost be over in the US. At least they seem to be more organised than when they premiered Empire.

    With more local content on air these days, why not fast track international dramas during the warmer months of the year when networks usually throw in the towel? Then focus on the local dramas etc during the Winter…

  2. I must admit I’ve been anxiously awaiting this show and have thankfully avoided spoilers. Looking forward to seeing Justin Hartley who’s done excellent work on Young and the Restless recently as well as his past prime time roles and Milo Ventimilia a favorite as Jess from Gilmore Girls.

  3. I will be giving this a go against my better judgement. I’ve just heard too many good things about it not to. By the time this airs here in February 15 episodes would’ve aired in the USA. That’s simply too much of a delay and will effect the ratings. The effect in ratings will inevitably mean timeslot changes and the dreaded chasing it around the schedule. So look out for unhappy comments by me when the timeslot changes happen unless someone beats me to it.

    If there was a way of knowing if Netflix has second run rights and there wasn’t too long a wait for the second run rights to this then I would probably just wait and watch it on that. By the time it airs here the season is almost over, plot spoilers are already over the internet so what’s waiting a few more months and watching it on a better service.

  4. Love this show but I wish Ten’s promo was a bit more vague in regards to the twist and such. I kinda feel like they’ve indirectly given it away from what they’ve shown (and from what the voiceover says) so far. Having said that, I do understand that Ten need to promote it and get the viewers attention so maybe there was no way around it?

    1. A valid point. 10 are probably the best at maintaining continuity with their US dramas. Madam Secretary and that one with Claire Danes (title escapes me). 7 and 9 have failed me with their lack of commitment with shows I have watched in the past.

      Will happily give it a go. Perfect night to air it too. Follows on from the timeslot of Offspring and The Wrong Girl – their target demographic.

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