When Will ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Be on Hulu? The Release Date Has Arrived

It’s time to rejoice, This Is Us fans. After a long drought, the tearjerking drama series is finally returning with new episodes on NBC. The fourth season has already teased fresh beginnings and frightening twists. So of course, viewers are doing their best to prepare before Sept. 24. But for those of you who can’t watch the premiere live, don’t fret. This Is Us Season 4 will be on Hulu — it’s only a matter of when.

‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Hulu premiere date

Milo Ventimiglia
Milo Ventimiglia | Rachel Luna/Getty Images

Typically, fans can tune into This Is Us when it airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. However, if you exclusively watch the series on Hulu and you don’t have a Hulu Live TV plan, then you will have to wait a bit of time before diving into the premiere.

According to Vulture’s list of what’s coming and leaving Hulu in September 2019, the This Is Us Season 4 premiere will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 25. That being said, you won’t have to wait 24-hour after the original airing to catch the new season.

What time does Hulu add shows from NBC?

It’s difficult to say exactly what time Hulu will add the fourth season of This Is Us. However, the streaming service usually adds the show to its queue by 5 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning.

Nevertheless, you can always try using Hulu’s “My Stuff” feature, which gives users the ability to track their favorite content. The system can also send you notifications for when new episodes are added.

Will ‘This Is Us’ ever be on Netflix?

Unfortunately, This Is Us is not on Netflix. It’s also unlikely the NBC drama will make the move over anytime soon. In 2017, Hulu landed the streaming rights to the series. The deal ensures past and future seasons will be exclusive to Hulu.

However, NBCUniversal recently announced a new streaming service of their own called Peacock. As reported by The Verge, Peacock will be able to stream This Is Us — but not exclusively — in 2021. The publication also speculated Peacock would likely take This Is Us exclusively once the deal with Hulu ends in 2024. Either way, it doesn’t look like the odds are in Netflix’s favor when it comes to the NBC drama.

What to expect when ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 airs

The cast and crew of This Is Us Season 4 have been teasing a big season for the past few months. Fans know they will get to see Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) meet Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) parents for the first time. They will also experience Jack’s early friendship with Miguel (Jon Huertas).

More recently, NBC shared a first look at the new season, where the cast shared what fans can look forward to when This Is Us returns for season 4. “The magic of this show is there’s still so much story to tell,” Moore shared. “And that is exciting.”

Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, then teased the new season will contain “one of the biggest moments” the show has seen. “I think it has the potential to be that, like, ‘Them people done it again,'” Brown said in the clip. Of course, this is big praise, considering Jack’s death in the second season.

Justin Hartley, who portrays Kevin Pearson mentioned there will be some “oh boy” moments. But, he ensured fans it won’t be all bad. “You will be a little bit caught off guard, in a really good way,” Hartley said.

The woman behind Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz, then touched on her excitement for the new season. Meanwhile, her onscreen partner, Chris Sullivan, warned fans they’re stepping into new territory. “It’s almost as if we’re telling a new story,” he said. “And fans will be very surprised.”

The fans continue to explain season 4 feels “purposeful” and “real” — two pillars that make the This Is Us so successful in the first place. So no matter how you watch the new season — whether it’s on NBC or Hulu — just remember to tune in. Let’s just hope it exceeds expectations.

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