and This Is Us Cast Ensemble wins a Screen Actors Guild Award!

January 21, 2018

I guess I posted a little too soon! Congratulations to the entire ensemble that is the fabulous cast of This is Us on tonight’s win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series!

Dan Fogelman Teases Second Half Of Season 2: Aftermath Of Kevin’s DUI, Adoption & More

December 11, 2017

Deadline spoke with This Is Us Creator Dan Fogelman on what’s to come on This is Us.

In speaking with This Is Us’ Dan Fogelman about the NBC/Fox series Golden Globe nominations this morning for TV drama, lead actor Sterling K. Brown and supporting actress Chrissy Metz, the series creator teased a slew of intel regarding the second half of season two.

Or as Fogelman puts it, “We have big episodes in short order.”

When we return in January, we’ll immediately be thrusted back into the fallout of Kevin Pearson’s DUI. Does he go to jail? That’s still TBD, but what Fogelman did let on about was that there’s an intense 12-minute dramatic scene between mom and the grown Pearson kids, read Brown, Metz, Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley.

“They just go at it in an interesting way that I had to call of them into my office because there’s some really serious acting going on,” says Fogelman. “We find Kevin in rehab and the family has arrived to hash things out in a therapy session. It’s very loaded.”

In addition, there’s a small child we see at the end of the last episode “Number Three” before the break, a young boy who Brown hinted could be destined for Randall’s family. But is he? Kate just miscarried, and Toby and her would like a child. Could the young child be headed their way instead? Fogelman was blown away by our question, however, remained mum on whether the young child goes to Kate or Randall.

Then, of course, there’s the neverending details surrounding Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death. We learned this season that Jack potentially perishes in a fire. But did he set? Was he in the house? Does he smoke? “We promised answers in season 2 and we have eight episodes left and it’s all coming in short order. It will really be a heartbreaking surprise,” adds Fogelman. However, it’s the series’ plan to have other danglers in the older Pearson children’s lives take the front seat to the story surrounding Jack’s death mystery. That said, the enigma around the patriarch’s life will continue to evolve.

Fogelman further confirmed what Brown told us: That Randall will ultimately return to Memphis and develop a relationship with his extended birth family there. A second Memphis story was the original concept for the Thanksgiving episode before the This Is Us writers went with a three-episode-arc centered around each Pearson child. “We have a lot of real estate from Memphis and we’ll find our way back there,” says Fogelman.

In addition, Fogelman also spoke about the mystery surrounding Randall’s mother, Laurel. William informed him that she died during childbirth, and if she didn’t, “It would mean that William lied,” says Fogelman. However, in regards to whether Randall visits her grave, dives into learning more about her, Fogelman says such events “aren’t happening this season. But the construct of the show is that if we want to explore her back history, we don’t have have to send Randall to do it. We can just go into the story about his mother by going back in time and see how she met William (Ron Cephas Jones).”

Currently, Fogelman is in the middle of production on episodes 14 and 15 of This Is Us‘ 18-episode season. The NBC series returns on Jan. 2.

This Is Us Season 2 Promotional Shoot

October 26, 2017

NBC has released these great images from the promotional shoot the cast of This Is Us did for Season 2.

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This Is Us – Brothers Episode Stills

October 26, 2017

Some new stills from last night’s episode of This Is Us titled “Brothers” has been added to the gallery.

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‘Whoa Didn’t See That Coming’: This Is Us Cast & Fans React to Mysterious Family History of Jack’s Brother

October 26, 2017

People goes over the revelation that came out in yesterday’s episode of This Is Us, Brothers.

[Spoiler alert: This story contains plot details from Tuesday’s episode of This Is Us, titled “Brothers.”]

This Is Us fans and viewers got to see more glimpses into Jack Pearson’s past on Tuesday night’s episode, specifically his family before the Big 3.

In season 1, we met his abusive alcoholic father, Stanley Pearson (Peter Onorati), and saw a moment of Jack’s military service in the Vietnam War. And now, in the sophomore season, we see that Stanley may die of cirrhosis without saying a final farewell to his son. In addition, we learn more about Jack’s life as a soldier.

Tuesday’s episode revealed that Jack had been hiding a major truth about himself for the past decade: his brother Nicky. (Nicky could be the reason why Jack wanted his sons Kevin and Randall to get along.)

Flashbacks showed Jack with his younger brother waking up from the backseat in a car and putting on his black-rimmed glasses before the older sibling said, “Don’t worry Nicky. I’m not going anywhere, I’m not going anywhere.”

Then the scene fast forwarded to adult Jack looking through a memory box filled with dog tags and old photos from his military days, including a group picture that showed Nicky wearing glasses and a nametape that read “Pearson.”

Previously, during the second episode of this current season, titled “Manny-Splendored Thing,” we saw the blades of a helicopter as the camera panned down to show two men in full Army attire jumping out of the aircraft. One of them was Jack, who was wielding an assault rifle.

And during the first season, fans and viewers saw Jack transition from Army vet to neighborhood mechanic. Remember when Mrs. Peabody asked Jack: “How did you come back from Vietnam so nice? Seems like most of the boys lose their damn minds over there.” And Jack told her, “I was just a mechanic. You know, maybe we had it a little easier over there.”

Well, it appears Jack wasn’t just a mechanic.

Fans and stars Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz reacted to Nicky on social media with many wondering how much of an impact he could have on Jack’s life.

“Jack and Nicky, brothers, soldiers in Vietnam. Looks like there’s more to Jack’s story than he let’s on,” Brown live-tweeted during the episode.

“Niiicky! I must know everything, now!” Metz live-tweeted.

Mandy Moore also took to Twitter to share her reaction to the surprise twist. “Whoa. Didn’t see that coming. Introducing Jack’s younger brother, Nicky,” the actress wrote.

And fans couldn’t believe there was another Pearson family introduction.

While we have more to learn about Jack and Nicky’s brotherly bonding, next week’s episode will give viewers an in-depth look at a crucial decade for the Big 3.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on NBC.

‘This Is Us’ actor Chris Sullivan reveals 3 secrets from the set

October 26, 2017

Chris Sullivan who plays Toby shares some information from the set of This Is Us and it’s cast members with the Today Show!

We’ll take any secret we can get the cast of “This Is Us” to spill, and fortunately for us, Chris Sullivan is ready to dish.

The actor, who stars as the boyfriend to Kate Pearson (played by Chrissy Metz), stopped by Megyn Kelly TODAY Wednesday and shared three nuggets from the “This Is Us” set. (And no, Jack’s death is not one of them but we’ll never stop asking!)

Here are the three juicy tidbits he shared:

Sterling K. Brown, who plays Kate’s on-screen brother Randall, can sing! “He has a wonderful baritone,” Sullivan said, adding that he often hears musical theater music in Brown’s trailer and that the actor’s not one to shy away from singing “Frozen” or music from the Broadway show “Wicked.”

Mandy Moore, who plays mom Rebecca Pearson, has a unique way of getting into character. “Right before she starts a take, she does this full-body shake,” says Sullivan. Sounds like a nice way to shake off any nerves!

As for Metz, the two have an odd way of showing their bond when the cameras aren’t rolling. “Chrissy and I communicate in two Southern characters a lot of the time,” Sullivan said. “For no reason except we’re a couple of idiots.” We disagree — but we’d love to hear those accents!

This is Us | Stills From A Manny-Splendored Thing

October 03, 2017

Tonight is the second episode of the new season of This is Us, A Manny-Splendored Thing. I have added three stills from the episode featuring Sterling as Randall to our gallery! Be sure to tune in to the show!

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