This Is Us starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia ‘will end after season six’ with an announcement ‘expected by Friday’
The popular and critically acclaimed TV show This Is Us from creator Dan Fogelman appears to be coming to an end.
On Wednesday The Hollywood Reporter claimed the family drama which launched in 2016 and stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Chrissy Metz will not return after season six.
And the site added that NBC will make the announcement as soon as Friday when the network is due to discuss the fall schedule for the 2021-22 season.
No more? The popular and critically acclaimed TV show This Is Us from creator Dan Fogelman appears to be coming to an end; Mandy Moore is seen here with Milo Ventimiglia
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The show has been an awards dynamo with Emmy nominations for drama series and for stars Ventimiglia, Moore, Sterling K Brown Brown and Metz.
The final season is expected to have 18 episodes, which will bring the total number of series episodes over 100. That number means producers could get a generous ‘off-network syndication deal’ according to the site, which would mean a big pay day for Fogelman and Disney, which now owns the series.
There have been hints over the years that the show would conclude. In May 2019, sources told THR that season six would ‘likely be the last.’
Done? On Wednesday The Hollywood Reporter the series starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia will not return after season six
Also Fogelman said in 2019 the show would not run a very long time.
‘We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages I have written and I’m writing that really are deep, deep, deep into the future. We have a plan for what we’re going to do, and I know what the plan is,’ he told THR.
Fogelman also said during season three the series was at ‘midpoint.’
This comes after Moore joked her baby son might need ‘therapy’ after seeing her aged up for This Is Us.
The 37-year-old actress’ portrayal of Rebecca Pearson in the NBC drama series requires her to transform to both older and younger versions of the character and she quipped she was worried her facial alteration would have a traumatic effect on her two-month-old son August, who is known as Gus.
Soon to break: And the site added that NBC will make the announcement as soon as Friday when the network is due to discuss the fall schedule for the 2021-22 season; Chrissy Metz seen right with Chris Sullivan on the left
Mandy shared a video of herself in April in full ageing make-up while breastfeeding the tot and said in the Instagram Story clip: ‘That’s a wrap on season five. Now I’m just feeding my child. I hope he’s not gonna need therapy for this later.’
Later in the day, Mandy – who is married to Taylor Goldsmith – shared another video of herself in bed and with all traces of the character removed, and expressed her gratitude for the longevity of the drama series.
She told her fans: ‘Just got home and got into bed and feeling really grateful.
A tense scene: Justin Hartley is seen having a discussion on a subway
‘I cannot believe we’ve done 88 episodes of television. It is beyond my wildest dreams and comprehension.
‘And just feeling incredibly grateful to have a job that I am so fulfilled by, and so grateful to all of you who continue to watch and support the work that all of us are doing, especially during such strange times over this past year.
‘So, thanks for hanging in there with us. And more to come!’
New addition: Moore welcomed her first child, son August Harrison Goldsmith, in February