How Many Episodes Is ‘This Is Us’ Season 4? The Fall Finale Has Fans Worried
The fall finale of This Is Us Season 4 will wrap up the NBC series for its 2019 run on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 9 p.m. ET. Fans are gearing up for the latest update on the Pearson family and, of course, a heartwrenching cliffhanger which will lead them into new episodes in 2020. However, as the episode has the word “finale” attached to it, some viewers might be worried this is the last time the show will air until season 5. So how many episodes is This Is Us Season 4? There’s a lot happening when the drama returns, so stay tuned.
‘This Is Us’ Season 4 episode count
Thus far, NBC has only released nine episodes of This Is Us Season 4, including the fall finale on Nov. 19. That said, the fall finale is just another term for the show’s midseason break, which means the fourth season will return with new episodes after the holiday season on Jan. 14.
In the midst of This Is Us Season 3, NBC renewed the hit series for three more seasons. And according to Deadline, the episode count for This Is Us Season 4 — along with the two seasons after — will be 18 episodes each. Therefore, fans still have nine more episodes to look forward to in the fourth season once the fall finale airs.
How long is ‘This Is Us’ so far?
Now, as we continue through the This Is Us Season 4 journey, fans might be curious in regards to the NBC show’s total episode count. And of course, it’s adding up quite nicely.
Every season since the show’s beginning has been 18 episodes total, each one airing around the same time per the calendar year. So if you do the math, you’ll see This Is Us will be 72 episodes once the fourth season wraps its final finale in the spring.
Then if you add the next two seasons that have already been renewed, you’ll find fans will have at least 108 episodes in total once season 6 has wrapped.
When will ‘This Is Us’ end with its series finale?
As mentioned, This Is Us is renewed until season 6. And although there’s still a chance NBC could order more seasons in the future, it’s clear the show’s team has a clear ending in mind and doesn’t want the series to carry on forever.
Before the This Is Us Season 3 finale, creator Dan Fogelman revealed the drama was “roughly in the middle of where the television series is going to go.” So as of now, it seems This Is Us will likely end around season 6.
“We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan,” Fogelman told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Meanwhile, prior to the This Is Us Season 4 fall finale, Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall, shared the team is so far ahead that they’ve already started filming for scenes in the series finale.
“Dan Fogelman, the creator of our show has an end point in mind. Like there are things that we’ve actually already shot for our series finale right, that we’re banking so that when it comes time to like show them, it’ll be fun,” Brown told NBC St. Louis.
Nevertheless, This Is Us fans will still have to endure the dramatic episodes coming in the second half of season 4, after the 2020 winter hiatus.
“Listen there’s some big things that are happening going into the back half of this season,” Brown said. “There’s some tension that develops within the family. So, there’s Rebecca, there’s Kevin, Kate, Randall something happens in the present day that causes people to sort of fall away from one another a little bit. That’s really all I can say.”
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