After receiving across-the-board praise after just one episode, NBC's This Is Us, which stars The Young and the Restless alum Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman; ex-Fox Crane, Passions), has been given a full 18-episode order.
"We are thrilled," series creator Dan Fogelman said in a statement about the network ordering an additional five episodes so early in the show's run. "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 this order so early on is a tremendous show of confidence and a boost for our entire cast and crew."
This Is Us, which also stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, and recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown, has proven to be a can't-miss fall hit, its first episode bringing in 14.3 million viewers (including five days of DVR) and standing as NBC's highest-rated scripted program in six years.
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