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Get those tissues ready, This Is Us fans – the season 6 premiere is just around the corner, and there’s bound to be waterworks when NBC debuts the Pearsons’ final episodes. But what about viewers who can’t watch the new season live or simply want to stream online? Don’t fret. Here’s when This Is Us Season 6 will be on Hulu and what to expect from the upcoming story.

When is the ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 premiere on NBC?

Mandy Moore as Rebecca and Milo Ventimiglia as Jack dancing in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 1
Mandy Moore as Rebecca and Milo Ventimiglia as Jack in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

NBC will release the This Is Us Season 6 premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 9 p.m. ET. As always, the first episode will start the new season with Kate (Chrissy Metz), Randall (Sterling K. Brown), and Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) birthday. This year, the Big Three will be turning 41. And of course, there’s bound to be some big moments ahead.

When can fans watch ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 on Hulu and Peacock in 2022?

If you don’t want to watch the season 6 premiere of This Is Us on NBC, the first episode will be on Hulu starting on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Typically, new episodes will become available to watch on Hulu the streaming platform the morning after it airs live. 

Meanwhile, fans can watch This Is Us Season 6 Episode 1, “The Challenger,” on Peacock a week after it airs on NBC. According to TV Guide, the premiere will drop on Peacock on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

The ‘This Is Us’ schedule for season 6 (so far)

Ahead of the This Is Us Season 6 premiere, members from the cast and crew suggested that the NBC drama will air with very few breaks. So what can fans expect from the next few weeks? Here is the This Is Us schedule for the first few episodes of season 6 on NBC, according to The Futon Critic:

  • Season 6 Episode 1 – Jan. 4, 2022
  • Season 6 Episode 2 – Jan. 11, 2022
  • Season 6 Episode 3 – Jan. 18, 2022
  • TBA – Jan. 25, 2022
  • TBA – Feb. 1, 2022
  • TBA – Feb. 22, 2022
  • TBA – March 1, 2022
  • TBA – March 8, 2022
  • TBA – March 15, 2022
  • TBA – March 22, 2022
  • TBA – March 29, 2022

What to expect from new episodes of ‘This Is Us’ Season 6

‘This Is Us’ Season 6: Justin Hartley Updates Fans on Kevin and Madison’s ‘Complex’ Storyline Ahead of the Premiere

For now, This Is Us fans will have to wait and see what happens when season 6 airs on NBC and streams on Hulu and Peacock. But the Pearsons’ next adventure certainly seems worth the watch. In an interview with The Dipp, director Ken Olin claimed the first episode will be a “launching pad” that shows the stories that will be featured in the final season.

Meanwhile, Olin shared that This Is Us Season 6 is “about looking forward to the future” and “embracing that there is a generation of Pearsons coming up whose lives we’re not going to explore the same way we have this generation of Pearsons.” The director also confirmed that the final episodes will be the “biggest” the team has ever done.

“The last six, seven episodes… they’ll be the biggest episodes that we’ve done. They’re gonna be really big,” Olin said. “I mean, it’s gonna be deaths and weddings and huge family things. We’re gonna go to a couple different places. It’s gonna be really, really, big.”