This Is Us: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

Season 1
This Is Us

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Featuring full-tilt heartstring-tugging family drama, This Is Us will provide a suitable surrogate for those who have felt a void in their lives since Parenthood went off the air.



Critic Ratings: 72


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Air date: Sep 20, 2016

Several people whose lives are mysteriously intertwined begin to notice peculiar coincidences about each other in the series premiere of this dramedy.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2016

Toby helps Kate relax in the midst of her fervent quest to lose weight; and Beth questions the motives of Randall's biological father, as Randall adjusts to having his dad in his life. Meanwhile, Rebecca and Jack begin to feel distant from one another; and Kevin faces the consequences of quitting his job.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2016

Rebecca encounters Randall's biological father when she makes a surprise visit to her son's home; Kevin decides to move to NYC to pursue a job on Broadway; and Toby plans a special day for Kate. In the past, Rebecca and Jack take their new babies home from the hospital and struggle to cope with the loss of a child.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2016

Rebecca and Jack take the kids to a community pool, where they realize each child's unique struggles. In the future, Kevin auditions for a Broadway play; Toby runs into his ex-wife while on a date with Kate; and William's reported as a loiterer in Randall's predominantly white neighborhood, exposing deep-seated racial tensions.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2016

Rebecca and Jack argue about starting a family; and the family's history of Pittsburgh Steelers fandom is revealed. In the future, Kevin notices parallels between a character and his own life; and Beth and Randall encounter an unexpected turn of events.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2016

Kate interviews for a new job that seems perfect, but there's a catch; Randall has doubts about his career choice; and Kevin and Olivia's relationship takes a turn. In the past, Rebecca and Jack feel conflicted after Randall tests as a gifted child.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2016

Randall and Kevin's rocky relationship is explained; William unexpectedly reveals a secret to Beth; and Kate feels conflicted after Toby strays from his diet regimen. Elsewhere, Rebecca and Jack acknowledge the growing distance between them.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2016

Jack, Rebecca and the kids take an unexpected detour on their way to Thanksgiving dinner at Rebecca's parents' house. In the future, Kate makes two drastic decisions; Kevin invites Olivia to Randall's house for Thanksgiving; and Randall's heartbroken after learning a lifelong secret his mother kept from him.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2016

Kate, Kevin and Randall visit their family's cabin after a chaotic Thanksgiving dinner; and a wedge is driven between Kate and Kevin after Olivia makes a harsh comment. In the past, a 9-year-old Randall reveals he's been searching for his birth parents.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2016

The Pearsons discover Dr. K alone at the hospital on Christmas Eve after Kate's afflicted with appendicitis. In the present, Kevin celebrates Hanukkah with Sloane; Kate pursues her big surgery; and someone from William's past resurfaces.

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Tv Season Info

The story of a family whose three same-aged siblings struggle in unique ways throughout their lives is chronicled in this dramedy.

Cast & Crew

Mandy Moore
Rebecca Pearson
Milo Ventimiglia
Jack Pearson
Sterling K. Brown
Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz
Kate Pearson
Justin Hartley
Kevin Pearson
Chris Sullivan
Toby Damon
Jon Huertas
Miguel Rivas
Milana Vayntrub
Sloane Sandburg
Gerald McRaney
Dr. Nathan Katowski
Parker Bates
8 Year Old Kevin
Lonnie Chavis
8 Year Old Randall
Hannah Zeile
14 Year Old Kate
Dan Fogelman
Executive Producer
Jess Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Charlie Gogolak
Executive Producer
John Requa
Executive Producer
Glenn Ficarra
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for This Is Us: Season 1

  • Mar 26, 2021
    Sin palabras, de las mejores series que he visto en mi vida.
  • Jan 27, 2021
    Aside from revitalizing Mandy Moore's career alone, this is us brings the joy, sadness, comfort, and challenges that the creators are very much known for.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    This show is one of those that I always hear people praise and recommend, and even though I do think it's good I have started it and gave it up more times that I'd care to admit. Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia are phenomenal and they are the only reasons I keep coming back to it, but for some reason it doesn't seem to be enough to keep me going. I guess it's because, at times, the pace is really slow and nothing interesting really happens.
  • Nov 08, 2020
    It is a very good show that makes me think, encourage me to do self-healing, work hard, manage better relationships.
  • Oct 02, 2020
    What an amazing show!!! Seriously! This needs to be advertised more in the UK. The cast and the relationships, the depth - all of it... I am truly captivated by this show. Thank you for the creation of it
  • Aug 20, 2020
    this is us is a very thought-provoking and sensitive series that features real characters, where it shows that everyone makes mistakes and gets it right, does good and bad things, and shows the importance of family, loving and friendship relationships, and explains that we are not what we are out of nowhere, and that our life story controls who we are, in addition to bringing up very important issues like, adoption, racism, alcoholism, beauty standards and mourning
  • Apr 28, 2020
    Me encanto deseo ver la 4ta temporada aun no llega a amazon Mx quede encantada.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    There's nothing to say about this tv series... just that it's AMAZING!! A MUST WATCH!
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Intense but amazing! Great writing and great cast.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    This is the best TV-show in the world. Sad that it doesn't get world recognition as it deserves. People nowadays rather watch something popular and don't get to know such masterpieces.

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