This Is Us (TV Series 2016– )

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This Is Us (TV Series 2016– )

Rebecca Pearson once had a difficult pregnancy with triplets. The resulting births occurred on the same day as her husband Jack Pearson's thirty-sixth birthday. The lives of Rebecca, Jack and their three offspring - Kevin, Kate and Randall - are presented at different points in time. The Rebecca and Jack stories generally take place during the early stage of their marriage, surrounding the birth of the three children or at different phases of the children's upbringing, which was not always smooth sailing for any of the five. Separate stories concerning Kevin, Kate and Randall are also presented in their adult years, each who has his or her own baggage resulting from that upbringing: Kevin who was generally the neglected one because he had no outward issues; Kate who has always had weight issues; Randall, the gifted one, being the visible outsider and being the "non-K" child. These stories may demonstrate the emotional ties that exist not only because of being family, but also because ...
USA
IMDb   8.7 /10
Metacritic   76 %
TheMovieDb    8.2 /10
RottenTomatoes  93 %
TV.com  8.3 /10
FilmAffinity   7.7 /10
Creators
Creator Dan Fogelman
Information
Release Date2016-09-20
Runtime45mins
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
AwardsTop Rated TV #136 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 53 wins & 197 nominations.
CompanyRhode Island Ave. Productions, Zaftig Films, 20th Century Fox Television
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Jack Pearson 87 episodes, 2016-2021
Rebecca Pearson 86 episodes, 2016-2021
Randall Pearson 86 episodes, 2016-2021
Kate Pearson 86 episodes, 2016-2021
Kevin Pearson 86 episodes, 2016-2021
Beth Pearson 86 episodes, 2016-2021
Toby Damon 86 episodes, 2016-2021
Tess Pearson 81 episodes, 2016-2021
Annie Pearson 81 episodes, 2016-2021
Miguel Rivas 79 episodes, 2016-2021
10 Year Old Kate / ... 78 episodes, 2016-2021
10 Year Old Kevin / ... 78 episodes, 2016-2021
17 Year Old Kate / ... 73 episodes, 2016-2021
12 Year Old Randall / ... 73 episodes, 2016-2021
17 Year Old Randall / ... 72 episodes, 2016-2021
17 Year Old Kevin / ... 72 episodes, 2016-2021
Déjà Pearson / ... 59 episodes, 2017-2021
William Hill 43 episodes, 2016-2021

This Is Us

This Is Us is an American romantic family drama television series created by Dan Fogelman that premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016. The series follows the lives and families of two parents, and their three children, in several different time frames. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Ron Cephas Jones, Jon Huertas, Alexandra Breckenridge, Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer, Hannah Zeile, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Eris Baker and Faithe Herman. This Is Us is filmed in Los Angeles.

The series has been nominated for Best Television Series – Drama at the 74th Golden Globe Awards and Best Drama Series at the 7th Critics' Choice Awards, as well as being chosen as a Top Television Program by the American Film Institute. Sterling K. Brown has received an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Critics' Choice Award, and an NAACP Image Award for his acting in the series. Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2017, the series received ten Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, with Brown winning for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

In September 2016, NBC picked up the series for a full season of 18 episodes. In January 2017, NBC renewed the series for two additional seasons of 18 episodes each. In May 2019, NBC renewed the series for three additional seasons. The fifth season premiered on October 27, 2020.


Series overview

The series follows the lives of siblings Kevin, Kate, and Randall (known as the "Big Three"), and their parents Jack and Rebecca Pearson. It takes place mainly in the present and uses flashbacks to show the family's past. Kevin and Kate are the two surviving members from a triplet pregnancy, born six weeks premature on Jack's 36th birthday in 1980; their brother Kyle is stillborn. Believing they were meant to have three children, Jack and Rebecca, who are white, decide to adopt Randall, an African American child born the day before and brought to the same hospital after his biological father William Hill abandoned him at a fire station. Jack dies when his children are 17 and Rebecca later marries Jack's best friend Miguel. Randall becomes a successful finance professional and marries college classmate Beth; they raise two daughters (Tess and Annie) and adopt a third, Deja. Kevin becomes a successful actor while struggling to be taken seriously. After lacking direction much of her life, Kate meets and marries Toby, pursues a career in music, gets a degree, and becomes a mother.

Most episodes feature a storyline taking place in the present (2016–2021, contemporaneous with airing) and a storyline taking place at a set time in the past; but some episodes are set in one time period or use multiple flashback time periods. Flashbacks often focus on Jack and Rebecca c. 1980 both before and after their babies' birth, or on the family when the Big Three are children or adolescents (and played by two sets of younger actors); these scenes usually take place in Pittsburgh, where the Big Three and their parents are born and raised. As adults, Kate lives in Los Angeles, Randall and his family are in New Jersey (and later Philadelphia), and Kevin relocates from Los Angeles to New York City and back again. Various other time periods and locations have also served as settings, and some episodes have focused on the earlier experiences of other characters, including Randall's family members William, Deja, and Beth. Beginning in the second season, the show also uses flashforwards to show a later time period, when Randall's daughter Tess is an adult and an elderly Rebecca is on her deathbed.


Cast and characters

  • Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson: Rebecca's first husband, Kate and Kevin's biological father, and Randall's adoptive father. Also portrayed by Joaquin Obradors as a child (recurring season 2–4).
  • Also portrayed by Joaquin Obradors as a child (recurring season 2–4).
  • Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson: Jack's wife; Kate and Kevin's biological mother, and Randall's adoptive mother, grandmother to Deja, Tess, and Annie Pearson, Hailey and Jack Damon, and Nicholas and Franny Pearson. Also portrayed by Ava Castro and Kya Kruse as a child (recurring season 2–4).
  • Also portrayed by Ava Castro and Kya Kruse as a child (recurring season 2–4).
  • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson: Jack and Rebecca's adopted son, Kate and Kevin's adopted brother; Tess, Annie and Deja's father, and Jack and Hailey Damon's and Franny and Nick Pearson’s uncle. Also portrayed by Niles Fitch (ages 16–18) and Lonnie Chavis (ages 9–12).
  • Also portrayed by Niles Fitch (ages 16–18) and Lonnie Chavis (ages 9–12).
  • Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson: Jack and Rebecca's biological daughter, Kevin's biological sister, and Randall's adoptive sister; Deja, Tess, Annie, Franny, and Nick’s aunt; Toby's wife and Jack and Hailey Damon's mother. Also portrayed by Hannah Zeile (ages 16–18) and Mackenzie Hancsicsak (ages 9–12).
  • Also portrayed by Hannah Zeile (ages 16–18) and Mackenzie Hancsicsak (ages 9–12).
  • Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson: Jack and Rebecca's biological son; Kate's biological brother, and Randall's adoptive brother, father to Nick and Franny, and uncle to Deja, Tess and Annie Pearson and Jack and Hailey Damon. Also portrayed by Logan Shroyer (ages 16–18) and Parker Bates (ages 9–12).
  • Also portrayed by Logan Shroyer (ages 16–18) and Parker Bates (ages 9–12).
  • Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth (Clarke) Pearson: Randall's wife, and mother of Deja, Tess and Annie. Also portrayed by Rachel Hilson (ages 16–18) and Akira Akbar (child).
  • Also portrayed by Rachel Hilson (ages 16–18) and Akira Akbar (child).
  • Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon: Kate's husband and Hailey and Jack Damon's father. Also portrayed by Luke Clark as a teenager, and Dylan Gage as a child.
  • Also portrayed by Luke Clark as a teenager, and Dylan Gage as a child.
  • Ron Cephas Jones as William "Shakespeare" Hill: Randall's biological father. Also portrayed by Jermel Nakia as a young adult (main seasons 1–2; guest season 3–4).
  • Also portrayed by Jermel Nakia as a young adult (main seasons 1–2; guest season 3–4).
  • Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas: Jack's best friend and Rebecca's second husband (recurring season 1; main season 2–present).
  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Sophie: Kate's childhood best friend as well as Kevin's childhood love and ex-wife. Also portrayed by Amanda Leighton (ages 15–19) and Sophia Coto (ages 10–12) (recurring season 1; main season 2; guest season 3–present).
  • Also portrayed by Amanda Leighton (ages 15–19) and Sophia Coto (ages 10–12) (recurring season 1; main season 2; guest season 3–present).
  • Eris Baker as Tess Pearson: Randall and Beth's older daughter (recurring season 1; main season 2–present). Also portrayed by Iantha Richardson as a young adult (guest season 2–3).
  • Also portrayed by Iantha Richardson as a young adult (guest season 2–3).
  • Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson: Randall and Beth's younger daughter (recurring season 1; main season 2–present).
  • Melanie Liburd as Zoe Baker: Beth's cousin and Kevin's ex-girlfriend (guest seasons 2 & 5; main season 3). Also portrayed by Brianna Reed as a teenager and Dakota Baccelli as a child (guest season 2–3).
  • Also portrayed by Brianna Reed as a teenager and Dakota Baccelli as a child (guest season 2–3).
  • Lyric Ross as Deja Pearson: Randall and Beth's adopted daughter (recurring season 2; main season 3–present)Also portrayed by Makenzie Lee-Foster as a child (recurring season 2–4).
  • Also portrayed by Makenzie Lee-Foster as a child (recurring season 2–4).
  • Asante Blackk as Malik Hodges: Deja's classmate and later boyfriend; has an infant daughter from a prior romantic relationship. (main season 4–present).
  • Griffin Dunne as Nicholas "Nicky" Pearson: Jack's brother and Kevin, Kate and Randall's uncle (recurring seasons 3 & 5; main season 4).Also portrayed by Michael Angarano as a young adult, and Donnie Masihi as a child (guest season 3–4; recurring season 2–4).
  • Also portrayed by Michael Angarano as a young adult, and Donnie Masihi as a child (guest season 3–4; recurring season 2–4).
  • Caitlin Thompson as Madison Simons: Kate's best friend and mother of Kevin's twins, Franny and Nick. (recurring season 1–4; main season 5)

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankAvg. viewership (inc. DVR)
(in millions)
First airedLast aired
118September 20, 2016March 14, 2017614.70
218September 26, 2017March 13, 2018417.43
318September 25, 2018April 2, 2019613.80
418September 24, 2019March 24, 2020911.54
516October 27, 2020May 25, 2021TBATBA

Production

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Development

This is Us originally began as an 80-page movie script that Dan Fogelman was developing while working for ABC Studios in the spring of 2015. The story line, which Fogelman admitted to not having a definite direction, revolved around the lives of eight adults who, as it would be revealed, were octuplets. After moving to an eight-figure deal with 20th Television, Fogelman made the decision to develop a TV series from the characters of his original script, cutting a few characters and shortening the script to 45 pages before bringing it to the studio. Jennifer Salke, president at NBC, commented on the conception of a title for the series, saying "The title didn't come easy...but This Is Us tapped into everything, and the show's about us." It has been revealed that other ideas for the title included 36, Happy Birthday, and The Story of Us. Despite positive reviews from both 20th Television and sister company, Fox, there were concerns regarding the lack of views it would attract on the network, leading Fox to sell it to NBC. Fox did so because NBC promised to use the high volume of viewers from The Voice and the Summer Olympics to bring additional viewers to the series, and Fox wanted to solidify the reputation of its studio among writers and directors as placing shows where they are most likely to succeed, even if it is not Fox. On September 27, 2016, NBC picked up the series for a full season of 18 episodes. In January 2017, NBC renewed the series for two additional seasons of 18 episodes each. The second season premiered on September 26, 2017. The third season premiered on September 25, 2018. In May 2019, NBC renewed the series for three additional seasons. The fourth season premiered on September 24, 2019. The fifth season premiered on October 27, 2020.

Filming locations

In addition to Los Angeles, some scenes are also shot on location in New York City. In the first season, once Kevin has moved to New York, one can recognize some of its sights. In episode 7 for example, the refurbished Commodore Criterion building at the crossing of Broadway and 5th Avenue serves as the background for the scene where Kevin ends up in a fight with his brother.

Commitment to diversity

Fogelman intentionally recruited behind-the-scenes talent that would reflect the diversity of his cast, with the goal of bringing greater authenticity to the dialog and storylines. These include black directors Regina King and George Tillman Jr. and black female writers Kay Oyegun and Jas Waters (part of a 30% black core writing staff that far outpaces the industry standard of 5%). In addition, Fogelman's sister Deborah, whose struggles with weight were one of the initial inspirations for the show, serves as a consultant.


Release

In May 2017, Hulu acquired the SVOD rights to new and past episodes of the series to air exclusively on Hulu, in addition to NBC.com and the NBC app.

DVD releases

Region 1
DVD titleSeason(s)Aspect ratioEpisode countTotal running timeRelease date(s)
The Complete First Season116:918775 minutesSeptember 12, 2017
The Complete Second Season2776 minutesSeptember 11, 2018
The Complete Third Season3775 minutesSeptember 10, 2019

International versions

Country/languageLocal titleEnglish translationChannelDate aired/premieredEnd date
TurkeyBir Aile HikayesiA Family StoryFOXMarch 9, 2019October 19, 2019
NetherlandsDit zijn wijThis Is UsKRO-NCRVNovember 14, 2019Present
France / BelgiumJe te prometsI Promise youSalto and TF1 (France) / RTL TVI and Plug RTL (Belgium)January 22, 2021Present

Reception

Critical response

Throughout every season to date, the series received widespread critical acclaim from critics with an average rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 92% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 7.68/10 based on 68 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Featuring full-tilt heartstring-tugging family drama, This Is Us will provide a suitable surrogate for those who have felt a void in their lives since Parenthood went off the air." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 76 out of 100 based on 34 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Season 2 received a 92% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes based on 25 reviews, with an average score of 7.95/10. The site's consensus reads: "This is Us continues to tug at heartstrings with an emotional exploration of family that ensures viewers will want to keep the tissues close -- and their loved ones closer".

Season 3 received a 94% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews, with an average of 7.17/10. The site's consensus reads: "With a lot of love, hugs, and tears, season three of This is Us continues to please fans with new intense storylines".

Season 4 received a 90% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 reviews, with an average of 7.25/10 The site's consensus reads: "This Is Us reaffirms that it is more than just a mystery box in its fourth season, pressing on with some of its most central questions answered -- but its emotional power intact."

Entertainment Weekly gave the first few episodes of This Is Us a rating of B, calling it "a refreshing respite from the relational violence and pessimism that marks the other buzz soaps that have bubbled forth from a culture of divisiveness". Moreover, they praised all the actors, specifically Sterling K. Brown, for being able to navigate "his scenes with such intelligence, authenticity, and charisma".

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of This Is Us
SeasonTimeslot (ET)EpisodesFirst airedLast airedTV seasonViewership
rank
Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
Avg. 18–49
rating
DateViewers
(millions)
DateViewers
(millions)
1Tuesday 9:00pm18September 20, 201610.07March 14, 201712.842016–17614.7054.6
218September 26, 201712.94March 13, 201810.942017–18417.4325.4
318September 25, 201810.54April 2, 20198.222018–19613.8043.8
418September 24, 20197.88March 24, 20207.962019–20911.5462.9
516October 27, 20207.30May 25, 2021TBD2020–21TBDTBDTBDTBD
  • Note: Outside of the regular Tuesday 9:00 pm timeslot, the first season's first, second and eleventh episode, as well as the fifth season finale aired on Tuesday at 10:00 pm, while the second season's fourteenth episode, "Super Bowl Sunday", aired on a Sunday at 10:15 pm.

Accolades

YearAwardCategoryNominee(s)ResultRef.
2016African-American Critics Association AwardsTop Ten TV ShowThis Is UsWon
American Film Institute AwardsTop 10 TV Programs of the YearThis Is UsWon
Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Most Exciting New SeriesThis Is UsWon
2017ACE Eddie AwardsBest Edited One Hour Series for Commercial TelevisionDavid L. Bertman (for "Pilot")Won
American Film Institute AwardsTop 10 TV Programs of the YearThis Is UsWon
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesDan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Donald Todd, Charles Gogolak, KJ Steinberg, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Joe Lawson, Steve Beers, Vera Herbert and Bekah BrunstetterNominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. Brown (for "Memphis")Won
Milo Ventimiglia (for "Moonshadow")Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesRon Cephas Jones (for "Memphis")Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesChrissy Metz (for "Pilot")Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesBrian Tyree Henry (for "Memphis")Nominated
Gerald McRaney (for "The Big Day")Won
Denis O'Hare (for "Last Christmas")Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Drama SeriesBernard Telsey and Tiffany Little CanfieldNominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)Zoe Hay, Heather Plott, Elizabeth Hoel-Chang, Judith Lynn Staats and John Damiani (for "I Call Marriage")Nominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmChrissy MetzNominated
Mandy MooreNominated
Best Television Series – DramaThis Is UsNominated
Hollywood Music in Media AwardsOutstanding Music Supervision – TelevisionJennifer PykenNominated
MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest Actor in a ShowMandy MooreNominated
Show of the YearThis Is UsNominated
TearjerkerMilo Ventimiglia and Lonnie Chavis (Jack and Randall at Karate)Won
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownWon
Outstanding Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Outstanding Performance by a YouthLonnie ChavisNominated
Peabody AwardsEntertainment and Children's programsThis Is UsNominated
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Actor in a New TV SeriesMilo VentimigliaNominated
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesMandy MooreNominated
Favorite New TV DramaThis Is UsWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Seoul International Drama AwardsBest DirectorDan FogelmanNominated
Grand PrizeThis Is UsWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Breakout StarChrissy MetzNominated
Choice TV Actor: DramaSterling K. BrownNominated
Milo VentimigliaNominated
Choice TV Show: DramaThis Is UsNominated
Television Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaSterling K. BrownNominated
Outstanding Achievement in DramaThis Is UsNominated
Outstanding New ProgramThis Is UsWon
Program of the YearThis Is UsNominated
Writers Guild of America AwardsEpisodic DramaVera Herbert (for "The Trip")Won
New SeriesThis Is UsNominated
2018Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownWon
Best Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesChrissy MetzNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Television Series DramaSterling K. BrownWon
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmChrissy MetzNominated
Best Television Series – DramaThis Is UsNominated
Guild of Music Supervisors AwardsBest Music Supervision in a Television DramaJennifer PykenNominated
Best Song/Recording Created for Television"We Can Always Come Back To This"Nominated
MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest Musical MomentKate sings "Landslide"Nominated
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Outstanding Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Outstanding Performance by a YouthLonnie ChavisNominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSusan Kelechi WatsonNominated
Outstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesVera Herbert (for "Still Here")Nominated
People's Choice AwardsThe Drama Show of 2018This Is UsNominated
The Drama TV Star of 2018Justin HartleyNominated
Chrissy MetzNominated
The Female TV Star of 2018Mandy MooreNominated
The Male TV Star of 2018Sterling K. BrownNominated
Milo VentimigliaNominated
The Show of 2018This Is UsNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Milo VentimigliaNominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy AwardsOutstanding Contemporary CostumesHala Bahmet and Elinor BardachNominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesRon Cephas JonesWon
Gerald McRaneyNominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)Zoe Hay, Heather Plott, Luis Garcia, Elizabeth Hoel-Chang and Tania McComasNominated
Outstanding Music SupervisionJennifer PykenNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesEris Baker, Alexandra Breckenridge, Sterling K. Brown, Lonnie Chavis, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Justin Hartley, Faithe Herman, Ron Cephas Jones, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Chris Sullivan, Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson and Hannah ZeileWon
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownWon
GLAAD Media AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThis is UsWon
2019Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Drama SeriesMilo VentimigliaNominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesJustin HartleyNominated
Humanitas Prize60-Minute DramaKay Oyegun (for “This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life”)Nominated
Producers Guild of America AwardBest Episodic DramaDan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charles Gogolak, Jess Rosenthal, Steve Beers, KJ Steinberg, Kevin Falls, Julia Brownell, Vera Herbert, Bekah Brunstetter, Shukree Hassan Tilghman, Cathy Mickel Gibson and Nick PavonettiNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Drama ShowThis Is UsNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesEris Baker, Sterling K. Brown, Niles Fitch, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Justin Hartley, Faithe Herman, Jon Huertas, Melanie Liburd, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Lyric Ross, Chris Sullivan, Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson and Hannah ZeileWon
Writers Guild of America AwardsEpisodic DramaIsaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (for "The Car")Nominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Milo VentimigliaNominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesMandy MooreNominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesChris SullivanNominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesMichael Angarano (for "Songbird Road: Part One")Nominated
Ron Cephas Jones (for "A Philadelphia Story")Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesPhylicia Rashad (for "Our Little Island Girl")Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)Siddhartha Khosla (for "Songbird Road: Part One")Nominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Drama TV ActorJustin HartleyNominated
Sterling K. BrownNominated
2020Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Best Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesAsante BlackkNominated
Justin HartleyNominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSusan Kelechi WatsonNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Casting Society of AmericaTelevision Series – DramaTiffany Little Canfield, Josh Einsohn and Bernie TelseyNominated
Writers Guild of America AwardsEpisodic DramaEboni Freeman (for "Our Little Island Girl")Nominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesRon Cephas Jones (for "After the Fire")Won
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesPhylicia Rashad (for "Flip a Coin")Nominated
Outstanding Contemporary HairstylingMichael Peter Reitz, Katherine Rees, Germicka Barclay, Renia Green-Edittorio and Corey Hill (for "Strangers: Part Two")Nominated
Outstanding Original Music and LyricsSiddhartha Khosla and Taylor Goldsmith (for "Strangers")Nominated
Black Reel Television AwardsOutstanding Actor, Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownWon
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama SeriesSusan Kelechi WatsonNominated
Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama SeriesAsante BlackkNominated
Ron Cephas JonesNominated
Outstanding Guest Actress, Drama SeriesPhylicia RashadNominated
Outstanding Directing, Drama SeriesKevin Hooks (for "A Hell of a Week: Part One")Nominated
Outstanding Writing, Drama SeriesJon Dorsey (for "A Hell of a Week: Part One")Won
People's Choice AwardsThe Show of 2020This Is UsNominated
The Drama Show of 2020Nominated
The Male TV Star of 2020Sterling K. BrownWon
The Drama TV Star of 2020Nominated
Mandy MooreWon
The Female TV Star of 2020Nominated
2021ACE Eddie AwardsBest Edited One Hour Series for Commercial TelevisionJulia Grove and Lai-San Ho (for "Forty: Part Two")Won
Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Best Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesJustin HartleyNominated
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThis Is UsNominated
Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSusan Kelechi WatsonNominated
Outstanding Performance by a YouthLyric RossNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. BrownNominated