This Is Us Secrets! The Show Was Nearly a Movie — About Octuplets!

May 26, 2017

The cast of This is Us is featured on the cover of the new Emmy Magazine and People.com gives us the highlights!

Believe it or not, the Big Three were once meant to be the Great Eight!

In an exclusive First Look at emmy magazine‘s June cover story on NBC’s breakout drama This Is Us, creator Dan Fogelman reveals he originally wrote around 80 pages about the Pearson family in 2015 with the intention that of telling their story on the big screen.

Instead of the twist fans saw at the end of the series’s pilot, the Crazy, Stupid, Love writer says, “There was going to be a reveal at the end [of the movie] that they were octuplets born in the late ’70s or early ’80s.”

Fogelman soon realized it would be a challenge to fit what he had in mind into the confines of a one-off movie, saying in hindsight, “The reason I was struggling with [the film] wasn’t the plot; it was about these characters and how I didn’t want to ‘beginning-middle-and-end’ them. I wanted to do this continuous story — which felt very much like the theme of the show.”

And in the two years since the show was first just a gleam in Fogelman’s eye, the continuous story of the real world outside of the Pearson’s lives has offered up its own twists, including cultural and political shifts to which executive producer Ken Olin to partially attribute the show’s success.

“I don’t know whether This Is Us would have been the same kind of success at a time when people felt safer,” says Olin, who’s best known for starring on the ’80s series thirtysomething. “I think there’s a great need for a humanist sensibility and a voice for hope. And not schmaltzy hope. [This Is Us] is saying that we can see life for as difficult and sad as it can be at times and still find decency, honor and truth.”

Star Sterling K. Brown feels fans’ thirst for those qualities almost daily as viewers of all stripes and leanings approach him to praise This Is Us.

“There will be black men my age who are very thankful for the representation, older people, younger people, gay, straight, transgender,” he notes. “[I’ve had] conversations across the board, talking about how this show is something special, that it’s entertainment and edification, but it’s also healing in a very beautiful way at a time in our country when things seem incredibly divisive. I feel like everybody — Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives, what have you — can enjoy the subject.”

Fogelman agrees, “As divided as the world is, the human experience doesn’t change that much.”

Breakout star Chrissy Metz, whose character Kate was inspired by Fogelman’s overweight sister and who has become a beacon of body positivity thanks to the show, has also seen the positive impact her character has had on lives in the real world.

“I can’t go anywhere without somebody saying something,” she shares. “A woman told me that the show has created a dialogue between her and her daughter, who never spoke about her weight, and she started crying and I started crying. Others say, ‘Can I just hug you?’ It’s about so much more than just acting.”

This Is Us returns to NBC this fall.

This Is Us Cast Talks Red Nose Day

May 26, 2017

NBC has released an episode highlight from the Red Nose Day Special featuring the cast of This is Us … and their season 2 spoilers! LOL!

Sterling on Running Wild With Bear Grylls

May 23, 2017

Last night Sterling’s episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls aired on NBC. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it you can watch it on NBC.com now!

Sterling Brown “Love Makes You Family” Tee

May 17, 2017

Sterling is helping raise awareness and funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This is a great cause and a great shirt! So go buy your own! Comes in t-shirts and sweatshirts! This is only available for two weeks so go get yours now!

“I’ve designed this limited edition tee and sweatshirt just for my fans! Proceeds from every shirt sold go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.” — Sterling

NBCUniversal Upfronts & Entertainment Weekly Party

May 16, 2017

Yesterday Sterling was in New York City for the NBCUniversal Upfronts where he promoted his series This Is Us. He also attended the Entertainment Weekly Party while there and I have added images from his time to our gallery.

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This Is Us Fans, We’re Going to Learn How Jack Died in Season 2

May 16, 2017

E!Online speaks with the cast of This is Us at the NBCUniversal Upfronts and we find out we will finally find out how Jack died during Season Two.

It’s the TV death we’ve all been waiting for and dreading.

Some This Is Us fans felt a little disappointed that the NBC hit didn’t reveal how Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) died by the end of the first season. Well, be careful what you wish for, because we’re about to learn how TV’s new favorite dad passed when the show returns for its second season this fall.

“I know we’ll find out how Jack dies and I know we’ll see it,” star Sterling K. Brown revealed to E! News at NBCUniversal’s 2017 Upfront. “Don’t cry yet! I can’t tell you exactly when it will happen…it will happen this season.”

So yeah, start emotionally preparing yourselves now, people.

But Susan Kelechi Watson is hoping fans don’t focus too much on Jack’s death.

“I think it’s so much more important to watch his life,” she explained. “There are jewels in there and so many other connective things we’re going to play with that to watch that play out is going to be something just as great as finding out how he passes.”

As for other season two storylines, Brown said he’s hoping for some flashbacks. “Hopefully, the backstory between Randall and Beth will get exploration!”
While Mandy Moore revealed that This Is Us doesn’t go back into production until July, we were able to get one spoiler about the new season.

When we asked if Randall and Beth are ready for a baby, as he revealed he wanted to look into adoption in the season finale, Watson told us, “I’m not! That’s a spoiler!”

For more season two scoop from the cast of This Is Us, watch the video above.
This Is Us will air Thursdays this fall on NBC.

Sterling K. Brown of “This Is Us” Predicts LeBron James Will Be Finals MVP

May 16, 2017

Hopefully you saw Sterling K. Brown in his Emmy-winning role as prosecutor Christopher Darden in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Or you’ve watched him steal the show as identity-seeking perfectionist Randall Pearson on NBC’s dramedy This Is Us. This week, however, Complex caught him stopping by the NBA Store in Manhattan to get a custom-made jersey ahead of upfronts for the show, which returns in the fall for Season 2.

Turns out, Brown is a huge basketball fan, and like many of us, rides for LeBron in particular—hence the No. 23 jersey he chose to emblazon with his initials. The very busy, always brilliant Brown took a few minutes to talk playoffs, NBA nostalgia and more.

What do you think? Is it a foregone conclusion that the Finals will be the Cavs and the Warriors?
I mean, the Spurs, if they would have at least gotten a win in Game 1 they would have had a chance, but now with the injury…It’s gonna be Cleveland and Golden State, for sure.

Who gets your vote for MVP?
Regular season? Russell Westbrook; he’s truly deserving. But for the Finals it’s gonna be my man LeBron James, as it should be.

What was the first basketball game you ever went to?
Well, I grew up in St. Louis without a team. I remember going to, I think it was an exhibition game with the Pistons when I was a kid. You know, when you see them on TV with each other, they don’t look that tall. They’re all the same height. But in person…whoa. Those are really tall guys. They’re giants. I can say I stood among giants that day.

And finally, do you know how Jack died?
Oh yeah. Yes, I do.

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