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Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Milo Ventimiglia has been giving hugs to This Is Us fans
"A lot of people, they want a hug," he tells Jimmy Kimmel. "They don't really ask me for advice, but they want that paternal knowing that things are okay."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
New Amazon Studios boss has a reputation for developing TV shows that are popular and critically acclaimed
Jennifer Salke, who has served as NBC Entertainment president since 2011, is responsible for successful shows like The Good Place and This Is Us. But before that, she had a hand in shows like Glee, Modern Family and Bones. In other words, she makes shows that viewers and TV critics like to watch.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Could Grey's Anatomy doctors have saved Jack from This Is Us?
Sarah Drew thinks so, acknowledging that this week’s episodes of the NBC drama brought back memories of April Kepner getting fired from the ABC medical drama.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Sterling K. Brown will narrate the opening film for NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage
The This Is Us star’s voice will introduce a seven-minute film, tiled Always Start with the Dreams, paying tribute to all 2,800 Olympic athletes in Pyeongchang. The short film will air before the Opening Ceremonies Friday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m PT.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Milo Ventimiglia is essentially on a Crock-Pot apology tour
The This Is Us star had to once again defend Crock-Pot, this time during an appearance on Ellen. "I own a Crock-Pot. I love Crock-Pot," he told Ellen DeGeneres, adding: ”I think there was a lot of misdirected hate at (Crock-Pot) as opposed to a faulty slow cooker from the past."
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
This Is Us can be viewed as a companion piece to HBO’s The Leftovers
“Here’s the thing: The show’s narrative engine runs on a much more significant premise than how and when certain characters leave this mortal coil,” Jen Chaney says of Jack’s death on This Is Us. The NBC drama, she adds,” is a show about the way loss reverberates over time and through the branches of a family tree. Although the two dramas differ radically in terms of tone and sensibility, in a way, This Is Us can be viewed as a more mainstream, less fantastical companion piece to The Leftovers. On a very micro level, This Is Us shows us what happens to people, over decades, after someone they deeply love suddenly departs. To its eternal credit, and unlike This Is Us, The Leftovers refused to give us answers about how those departures happened. It’s much harder to get away with that sort of thing on a broadcast network, but I don’t think This Is Us is interested in doing it anyway. The show is too gentle and kind at heart to allow its reality to get quite as harsh as The Leftovers did.”
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Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 2:44PM EST
This Is Us didn’t get a big boost from its post-Super Bowl episode
Last night’s episode was just slightly up vs. its last normal episode on Jan. 23.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
This Is Us creator: Tuesday’s episode was “one of the most exciting things we’ve done on the show yet”
Dan Fogelman says he was especially proud of the final moments of “The Car” episode, which served as a companion to “Super Bowl Sunday.” Fogelman also explains how "the fundamental parts of the fire were always firmly entrenched," adding: "When I started to write this thing, in my mind’s eye, there was a fire at the house that the patriarch of the family heroically got the family out of the house, and then died in a really small way, without proper cinematic good-byes, hours later in a hospital by himself."
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
This Is Us executive producer: “The plan is we’ll be seeing even more of Jack”
Milo Ventimiglia will appear on tonight’s episode and in the rest of the series, according to executive producer John Requa. “The plan is we’ll be seeing even more of Jack. We’re not putting a period on anything,” he says. Requa also recalls the “almost four days” it took “just to shoot that one little sequence” to open the post-Super Bowl episode. It was particularly difficult because they shot the sequence in the mountains away from everybody in an effort to maintain secrecy “We had to build a house out in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains,” he says. “We also shot at the actual house and we had to make it seem like it was seamlessly in one place. It was quite an undertaking. It was feature-film-level undertaking.”
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Can the Crock-Pot recover from the This Is Us tragedy?
“The ongoing Crock-Pot fiasco is the most bizarre kitchen appliance backlash since Sean Hannity persuaded his reactionary audience to demolish their Keurig coffee machines,” says Justin Charity. “But Keurigs are for losers who secretly hate coffee, and so I don’t really care whether weirdos ditch their Keurig machines to defend Sean Hannity’s honor among TV advertisers. Crock-Pots are for the people who love carefully cooked food. I want all of us — but especially those of us who toil over braises and stews — to be safe.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 7:04PM EST
This Is Us delivers the highest post-Super Bowl ratings since 2012 with 27 million viewers
The NBC drama topped last year’s 24: Legacy premiere, which had 17.58 million viewers after the Super Bowl, and The Blacklist, NBC's last post-Super Bowl episode, which had 25.72 million viewers in 2015. Back in 2012, NBC's Season 2 premiere of The Voice was viewed by a whopping 37.6 million.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
Mandy Moore says the This Is Us cast is “tremendously relieved” to know how Jack died
“I think all of us are tremendously relieved,” Moore said on Today. “Milo (Ventimiglia) and I have known since the very beginning — not all of the specifics around how he passes away. But it’s nice to pop that bubble a little bit and now we can move forward with the show and answer more pressing questions as well.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
This Is Us’ Super Bowl episode ended up as “Death Porn”
“The This Is Us death buildup might have been one of the most macabre exercises in drumming up buzz for a TV show we’ve ever seen,” says Kevin Fallon. “What started as an interesting narrative twist—the impossibly perfect dad played by Milo Ventimiglia in the premiere of This Is Us is, in the present-day-set sequences of the time-hopping drama, long-since deceased—became an exasperating trolling device, with countless fake outs and red herrings about how he died and when we would see it. So in many respects, the MVP of the This Is Us cast is actually an uncredited player: The Grim Reaper. He has had a starring role in the majority of the blockbuster series’ celebrated run, and Sunday night he finally soaked in his standing ovation.”
- This Is Us didn’t need to become “Twist is Us” again
- This Is Us didn’t go too over-the-top when it comes to depicting Jack’s death
- The problem is Jack’s death had become so central to the show that it begs the question: Where does it go from here?
- This Is Us fulfilled expectations and proved that the show has “graduated” so that it could move on beyond the tragedy
- Milo Ventimiglia: You can say this was a “perfect” death
- Ventimiglia talks about his This Is Us future
- Producers used red paper and a password to avoid leaks
Posted Sunday 2/04/18 at 3:33AM EST
Milo Ventimiglia makes a video encouraging This Is Us fans to forgive Crock-Pot
The NBC drama apparently teamed with Crock-Pot to make it clear that “#CrockPotIsInnocent.”
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Here are all the ways Jack could die on the This Is Us post-Super Bowl episode
What if Jack is killed by someone else, instead of the Crock-Pot? PLUS: How to make Super Bowl snacks without using a Crock-Pot.