A breakout series airing on NBC has had its order expanded for its freshman season. Variety reports that the network expanded the order for “This Is Us” to 18 episodes, adding five episodes to the initial pickup.
The report says the drama was “one of the big winners of the 2016-2017 premiere week. According to Nielsen’s ‘Live +5’ estimates, the ensemble series scored a 4.5 rating and 14.3 million viewers in the Adults 18-49 demo, becoming this fall’s top new series debut.”
The series stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown.