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'This Is Us' Season 5 Premiere Moved Up by NBC

Season five of This Is Us is premiering earlier than expected!

NBC has announced that the new season will have a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, October 27 at 9pm ET, via Variety.

Season five was scheduled to air on November 11, the network announced last month. The later premiere dates for This Is Us and other shows were due to productions being shutdown because of the virus.

The new season five premiere date comes less than a week after Ron Cephas Jones won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series at the 2020 Emmy Awards.

This Is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, and Susan Kelechi Watson as members of the Pearson family across several generations.

Find out how This Is Us will be handling the pandemic in the upcoming season.

'This Is Us' to Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic 'Head On' in Season Five

The Pearsons will be battling the coronavirus pandemic in the next season of This Is Us.

Creator Dan Fogelman confirmed on Twitter that the upcoming season five of the NBC drama will have a storyline about the ongoing health pandemic.

“Yes on Covid,” Dan tweeted while answering questions from fans. “We’ve decided to attack things head on. Very proud of @ThisIsUsWriters.”

Dan also responded to other fan questions about production, season five’s premiere date, and if the show is still ending the same way he has planned.

“Some vague #ThisIsUs answers (sorry), Not sure yet on production start. Not sure when new eps will air,” Dan added. “Same planned ending. Same route to get there. Hope that’s (somewhat) useful?”

Back in May 2019, it was announced that This Is Us had been picked up through season six, which is when Dan had planned on ending the show.

This Is Us' Lonnie Chavis Shares His Heartbreaking Experiences with Racism

Lonnie Chavis, 12, stars as young Randall in This Is Us and he’s sharing his experiences with racism in a poignant and heartbreaking essay.

“I can recall a time on set when I started crying listening to an actor portray a racist grandmother toward my character. The director and writers told me that they didn’t need me to cry for the scene. However, it was hard for me not to cry as I witnessed what I had just learned was my reality. I wasn’t acting, I was crying for me. Can you imagine having to explain to a room full of white people why I couldn’t hold back my real tears while experiencing the pain of racism? I can,” Lonnie wrote in an essay for People.

He continued, “I was racially profiled at a restaurant in San Diego while visiting one of my young Black costars. Her Black cousins and I were accused by a young white girl working the cash register of trying to steal the few tips in her tip cup. It was a huge ordeal that almost led to police being called on us while we were with our parents — until some wonderful fan who happened to be white told them that I was a professional actor on two television series currently airing and argued that he doubted I would need to steal her few dollars. My mother never played the ‘he’s an actor’ card. She definitely knew and argued that we were being targeted merely because we were a group of young Black children. Can you imagine someone thinking you are a thief just because of the color of your skin? I can.”

Another instance he described included, “My 10th birthday fell on Thanksgiving in 2018. After coming home late with my family from my birthday party, a Long Beach police officer twisted my dad’s arm behind his back and pulled him from our doorstep with the door opened, claiming he was being detained for a traffic ticket. My mother ran to my room and told me with fear in her eyes to go into my little brother’s room and stay away from the windows. She put my new baby brother in my arms and told me that no matter what I hear from our front yard to not come to the door — no matter what. I held my baby brother and cried as I could hear my mother yelling outside of our home. I thought my parents were for sure going to die going up against the police. By the grace of God, they are both still with me, and that racially motivated harassment against my father was dismissed. Can you imagine holding on to your three little brothers while thinking that you are all going to be orphans? I can.”

Lonnie concluded with, “Change has got to happen for unarmed Black citizens to not live in fear of being murdered. Can you imagine being me in 2020 and wondering what the future holds? I can’t.”

Find out about the Black Lives Matter movement in Hollywood.

Mandy Moore & Susan Kelechi Watson React to Death of 'This Is Us' Writer Jas Waters

This Is Us writer Jas Waters has sadly passed away at only 39-years-old.

The news of Jas‘ death was confirmed on the This Is Us writers’ Twitter on Wednesday (June 10).

The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing,” the writers wrote. “In our time together, Jas left her mark on us and ALL over the show. She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @JasFly.”

Show creator Dan Fogelman also expressed his condolences, tweeting, “This news took my breath away. Jas was absolutely brilliant and had so many stories still to tell. She made an indelible mark on our show and my heart breaks for her loved ones. RIP @JasFly.”

This Is Us star Mandy Moore also mourned Jas‘ death.

“Sending love and light to @JasFly’s family and loved ones,” Mandy tweeted.

Susan Kelechi Watson remembered Jas by writing, “Incredibly shocked and saddened to have just receive this news. Blessed Light, fly with the angels.”

Jas has writing credits on 18 episodes of This Is Us.

Our thoughts are with Jas Waters‘ loved ones during this difficult time.

'This Is Us' Star Justin Hartley Spotted Kissing a Mystery Woman Amid Divorce!

  • Justin Hartley was seen kissing this woman amid his ongoing divorce… – TMZ
  • Taylor Swift called him out. – Just Jared Jr
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  • Mike Tyson desperately tried to do this with his shirt… – DListed
  • These two just split! – TooFab
  • This was a shocking live arrest. – Towleroad
  • This Disney show got renewed! – Just Jared Jr

'This Is Us' Creator Dan Fogelman Teases Season 5 After Surprising Season 4 Finale!

This Is Us Season 4 just came to an end with Strangers: Part Two – and there’s a lot to discuss. Warning: spoilers ahead!

Creator Dan Fogelman opened up about the new details regarding main characters, and talked about where Season 5 will go, in an interview with People.

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“We have a big storyline planned for Mandy [Moore] in the next coming season in present day as an older woman and her past timelines. Particularly, when we land in St. Louis with her, kind of exploring with Miguel (Jon Huertas)…here is the opportunity where we’re going to be bringing them in a location together and undergo this treatment that they didn’t necessarily plan on trying.”

“It will also allow us to get towards, which has always been the plan in the back part of our series, further understanding how their relationship bloomed then stalled then bloomed again and really getting inside their lives,” he went on to reveal.

“I’m very excited about, especially with where the world is right now, the uplift, and I would call it almost rebirth, that comes next season. Kind of rebirth and a lot of new beginnings, particularly for birth and rebirth would be a big thematic part of next season,” he teased.

“There’s going to be something big in the season premiere.”

Series star Mandy Moore also had a very unexpected kind of performance on TV recently. Watch what happened!

Mandy Moore & Justin Hartley Film a Red Carpet Scene for 'This Is Us' (Photos)

Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, and Sterling K. Brown are hard at work on a scene for This Is Us!

The three stars were spotted filming a red carpet scene outside of Radio City Music Hall on late Tuesday night (February 11) in New York City.

In the scene, Justin‘s character Kevin is attending the premiere of his new movie Stairs to Nowhere and he takes his mom Rebecca (Moore) and brother Randall (Brown) as his dates. In the show, the movie is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and the beloved director even has made cameo appearances.

Kevin walks the red carpet with his mom and even asks the photographers to take solo photos of her so she can feel like a real celebrity!

That same day, Mandy was seen in costume as the younger Rebecca while filming a flashback scene with a popular actor who hasn’t yet been on the show.

10+ pictures inside of the This Is Us cast filming a scene… More Here! »

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