Each upcoming season will consist of 18 episodes; no decision has been made about whether Season 6 will be the show's last.
Created by Fogelman, This Is Us centers on the Pearsons and their loved ones at various points of the family's history. After it's first season kicked off to stellar numbers and critical acclaim, NBC gave it an early pick up for two more seasons, bringing the show to its current third season.More news: 565 civilians killed in de-escalation zone since Sept
Network co-chairman Paul Telegdy announced the news at the NBC upfronts press call on Sunday, but wouldn't be drawn on whether the show would end after six seasons. "A huge thank you and congratulations to our executive producers, cast and crew who reach new heights every week with the show's inventive and compelling storytelling".
The drama series is NBC's fourteenth scripted renewal of the season.
With the three-season pickup under its belt, now comes the tall task of answering the questions laid out in the season three finale. The renewal will take the show through its sixth season, aiming to wrap up in 2022.More news: Meghan Markle Shares Precious Mother's Day Pic of Archie
In addition, "This Is Us" generated television's biggest lift going from "live plus same day" to L+7 Nielsens, growing by 1.78 rating points. "We never know what's going to happen", he said at the time.
The news today doesn't come as much of a surprise, with the show's renewal having been considered a near-certainty all season. These people are among a group, several of whom share a birthday, of seemingly random individuals whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways. "It's not like, will it be on?" But then beyond that, yeah, maybe there will be more.
This Is Us returns in the fall on NBC.More news: Supreme Court allows lawsuit over iPhone apps