NBC pretty much stated the obvious on Wednesday when it announced a renewal for its breakout hit This Is Us.
The network announced a two season renewal with a minimum of 18 episodes each at the Television Critics Association winter press tour event.
Here’s an excerpt from NBC President Jennifer Salke’s statement:
“This Is Us is as good as anything we’ve ever had. We’re thrilled to renew it for two seasons and there’s no doubt it will have a long life on NBC. On behalf of everyone at NBC, we’re grateful for the artistry of the cast, crew, and producers assembled by our gifted creator, Dan Fogelman. In a world where there are literally hundreds of television dramas, we’re proud to have one of the very best that is also one of the highest-rated. And a special thanks to our partners at 20th Century Fox Television who supplied us with this incredible show.”
This Is Us starring Milo Ventimigila, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley. The series boasts impressive numbers so far it has averaged 14.6 million total viewers and a 4.6 among adults 18-49.