This Is Us (2016– )
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Rebecca goes into an early labor; Randall finds his biological father; Kevin faces a personal and professional crisis; Kate finds herself at a low point.


Dan Fogelman (created by), Dan Fogelman

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jack Pearson
Mandy Moore ... Rebecca Pearson
Sterling K. Brown ... Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz ... Kate Pearson
Justin Hartley ... Kevin Pearson
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Beth Pearson
Chris Sullivan ... Toby Damon
Ron Cephas Jones ... William Hill
Alan Thicke ... Himself
Andrew Santino ... Casey
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Tanya
Gerald McRaney ... Dr. Nathan Katowski
Richard Tanner ... Director John
Lisa Schurga ... Stage Manager
Mark Cohen ... Warm Up Guy


Those that are celebrating their 36th birthday today include: Jack, whose wife Rebecca is expecting triplets, which will be their first children; Randall, who has made a financial success of his life despite being abandoned by his unknown father at a firehall when he was a newborn; and twins Kevin and Kate, whose lives have taken divergent paths based solely on appearance, with "model good looks" actor Kevin having a lucrative lead role in a mindless sitcom called "Man-ny", the role which often requires him to be shirtless, and obese Kate wallowing in the difficulties in her life, those difficulties because of her weight. On this specific day, Rebecca goes into labor, six weeks premature, meaning that the children will have the same birthday as Jack. The stress from what is already considered a difficult pregnancy is ratcheted up a notch when Rebecca's regular doctor becomes incapacitated, leaving her in the care of a doctor she's never met, Dr. Katowski - "Dr. K" - he a ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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English | French

Release Date:

20 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In the original script of the pilot, the big three were originally called 'fearsome threesome' but this evidently was changed See more »


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Dr. Nathan Katowski: I like to think that maybe one day you'll be an old man like me, talking a younger man's ear off, explaining to him how you took the sourest lemon that life has to offer and turned it into something resembling lemonade. If you can do that, then you will still be... taking three babies home from this hospital. Just maybe not the way you planned.
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References Gravity (2013) See more »


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22 January 2018 | by lixeixSee all my reviews

Good acting (so, so good), good presentation, awesome music, good screenwriting. EVERYTHING is good in this pilot.

It's a MUST-WATCH even if you don't feel like following up with the rest (you should thought, at least through season 1).

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