And we have a winner! The first freshman series of the season to get a full season order is This Is Us, courtesy Dan Fogelman and NBC. NBC ordered an additional 5 episodes after the first episode’s premiere ratings bringing the season 1 total to 18 episodes. While this is awesome news to all of us fans, it’s even better news to creator Dan Fogelman.
Here is what he had to say about the show’s pickup: “We are thrilled. This order for a complete first season of 18 episodes is exactly what we’d wanted and hoped for…We’d carefully mapped out an 18-chapter story for the first year of the show, and this allows us to follow through with our exact initial intent. And to get the order so early on is a tremendous show of confidence and a boost for our entire cast and crew.”
So cheers to more episodes, recaps, and shocking twists!