Episode Date: TBD
Episode Title: A Fathers Advice
*Warning Contains Spoilers*
Scheduling Press Release
NBC is reversing one of the biggest scheduling shake-ups of the year.
After announcing to advertisers earlier this month that its breakout hit This Is Us will move from Tuesdays to Thursdays for its sophomore season this fall, NBC has decided to change its mind.
This Is Us will instead stay right where it is — at Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Sources say the main reason for the decision change is that the show’s serialized storytelling would have been interrupted by NFL football coverage. Back on Tuesdays, the show will have a continuous run of 9 or 10 episodes. In the first season, NBC didn’t have more than 5 episodes in a row before a pre-emption, so apparently, they want to stick to roll-out plan that clearly is not broken.
Of course, NBC knew about its NFL schedule before the upfronts too, so the reversal is still a bit curious. Fall schedules can and do change between upfronts and the fall, but usually not so quickly or dramatically as this. “We went back and forth about [moving This Is Us to Thursday],” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters earlier this month. “There’s a case to be made for keeping the show where it was. While it’s a little risky, there’s a bigger case to be made about redoing Thursday night.”
NBC is also moving its new Law & Order branded true crime miniseries The Menendez Murders to Tuesdays so it retains a This Is Us lead-in.
On the competitive front, perhaps the most interesting thing about the move is that CBS’ Thursday night comedies Mom and Life in Pieces will now face NBC’s Will & Grace revival and Great News.
9 p.m. – This Is UsSource:
Casting Press Release
E! News has learned that seven of the eight young actors who helped break our hearts on a weekly basis during season have been given promotions for season two. Hannah Zeile, Niles Fitch and Logan Shroyer, who star as Teenage Kate, Randall and Kevin, respectively, have been added full-time, as well as Mackenzie Hancsicsak (Young Kate), Parker Bates (Young Kevin), Faithe Herman (Annie Pearson) and Eris Baker (Tess Pearson).
You’ll notice the only name missing from that list is season one breakout Lonnie Chavis, who appeared as Young Randall
Before you panic at the thought of another actor taking over the role, we hear that Chavis will appear in season two after all. However, he just won’t be receiving series regular status, likely due to his series regular commitment to Jay Pharoah’s upcoming Showtime comedy White FamousSource:
Jon Huertas and Alexandra Breckenridge have been promoted to series regulars in season 2 of This Is Us, EW has learned.Source:
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