When Will ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Return in 2020? The Winter Premiere Release Date Is Coming

The This Is Us Season 4 fall finale hasn’t even begun yet, and fans are already dying to know when the winter premiere release will be in 2020. Like the previous three seasons, the NBC drama will likely be back after a massive cliffhanger, leaving viewers with a good chunk of time to theorize what comes next. So when will This Is Us Season 4 return in 2020? It goes without saying the midseason premiere will start off with something dramatic.

When does ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 return with new episodes airing in 2020? (Updated)

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As of this write-up, the This Is Us 2020 premiere date has yet to be announced. However, if NBC continues to release the hit drama on the same schedule as previous seasons, then it’s possible to predict when the show returns after its winter hiatus.

The midseason finale for This Is Us Season 1 aired on Dec. 6 and returned Jan. 10. Meanwhile, the fall finale for season 2 debuted on Nov. 28 and came back on Jan. 9. Season 3 wrapped its fall finale on Nov. 27 and had its winter premiere on Jan. 15. So if the network continues with the same pattern, it’s likely This Is Us Season 4 will release new episodes in early to mid-January 2020.

According to a report on The Wrap published on Nov. 9, the This Is Us Season 4 finale will be released in March 2020. The second half of the season will also continue to air on Tuesdays during its 9 p.m. ET time slot.

That said, if the season finale airs in March, it’s even more likely the This Is Us Season 4 winter hiatus will end in early January 2020. Remember the fourth season has an episode count of 18. Thus, with the fall finale being episode 9, that gives fans another 9 weeks with the Pearson family.

Update: Following the This Is Us Season 4 fall finale, the network revealed the release date for the upcoming winter premiere. So get ready — the NBC drama returns on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

What will happen in the ‘This Is Us’ midseason fall finale?

As with many big Thanksgiving dinners, the This Is Us Season 4 fall finale is going to deliver one heavy hour of drama. The episode, titled “So Long, Marianne,” will air on Tuesday, Nov. 19. And fans will see the Pearson family gathering at Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) house in Philadelphia. But everyone has their own slice of drama to bring to the table.

In multiple previews for This Is Us Season 4 Episode 9, fans watch as Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan), Randall and Rebecca (Mandy Moore), and Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Nicky (Griffin Dunne) all face their own challenges. Kate finally tells Toby about lying in regards to Jack’s first solid food, which happened at their neighbor’s house. Meanwhile, Randall worries that Rebecca is experiencing memory loss and the two get in an argument. Then Nicky rethinks attending the Pearson Thanksgiving, but Kevin reassures him.

But regardless of how these storylines actually play out in the fall finale of This Is Us Season 4, it seems everyone is going to be distraught.

What to expect when ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 comes back with its 2020 winter premiere release

Sterling K. Brown as Randall in 'This Is Us' Season 4
Sterling K. Brown as Randall in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Prior to the season 4 fall finale, Brown teased what’s to come when This Is Us returns in 2020. And not going to lie, the actor’s comments are worrisome. According to Brown, fans will be “upset” during the winter break.

“I was like they’re gonna be, they’re gonna be upset,” Brown told NBC St. Louis when speaking of the script for the fall finale. He then hinted at the storylines fans can expect when This Is Us comes back for the second half of season 4.

“Listen there’s some big things that are happening going into the back half of this season. There’s some tension that develops within the family,” he said. “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.”

But whatever happens, moving forward, Brown promises it will all eventually lead up to a satisfying series finale.

“There’s a lot. What I can say is this,” Brown said. “Dan Fogelman, the creator of our show has an endpoint 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.”

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