'This Is Us' Will Likely End Sooner Than Expected

This Is Us
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There are certain TV shows that capture our hearts and keep us coming back for more. We love binge-watching past seasons, are 100 percent vested, and never want the ride to end. Sadly, televisions don't always last for 10-plus seasons as they did in the past (shout-out to Supernatural and Grey's Anatomy) -- including one beloved TV show on NBC. Word has it This Is Us will come to an end sooner than expected. Although viewers do get more time with the Pearsons, showrunners of the cry-fest recently revealed when the series will wrap up.

  • Isaac Aptaker and Dan Fogelman opened up about the future of This Is Us and how it will all end.

    This is Us debuted back in September 2016 and has become a phenomenon in its own right. The series, which follows the Pearson family at different times in their lives, earned two Screen Actors Guild awards, a Television Critics Association award, a Critics's Choice award, and a People's Choice award.

    Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, earned a Primetime Emmy, Critics' Choice award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award for his work on the show.

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  • And apparently, we only have three more seasons to enjoy it.

    "From day one, Dan came in with his master plan for the big picture stuff of the show and said, 'I think this is where we end up. I think this is what I know. Let's figure out the rest together," showrunner Isaac Aptaker revealed to Deadline  about what's in store for This Is Us, noting the team is planning for "about three seasons in the future" before ending the show.

  • "I would hope that when we reach our ending, people think it’s a really satisfying end place" showrunner Isaac Aptaker notes about This Is Us.

    "Almost like you would a book, or a super-long movie," he adds. "We've had this end in mind for a long time, so we’re able to plan for it and try to make it feel like it's a whole, as opposed to a series that's going to go endlessly."

  • Welp, it's safe to say the idea of This Is Us ending in a few years has people feeling some kind of way.


    Yes, series don't last forever, but with a number of beloved TV shows ending soon -- as in 2019 soon -- it's only natural for fans to feel a little sad.

  • Some people aren't ready to say goodbye just yet -- even if they get three more seasons.

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    The reaction to the This Is Us team ending the show after three more seasons doesn't seem to be sitting well with some viewers.

  • Others, however, aren't mad, because they're kinda tired of This Is Us.

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    Sometimes people are over shows after a certain period of time, and that's okay.

    Maybe people are tired of crying. Maybe they're tired of the story line. Maybe some new TV show has their attention.

  • Bottom line: Enjoy This Is Us while it lasts.


    Time goes by quickly (especially if you're a parent). Before we know it, we'll be watching Christmas movies and thinking about New Year's resolutions faster than we can say summer vacation. 
    So yeah, three seasons can go by quickly.
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