Wednesday, May 22, 2024

NBC’s “This is Us,” As Planned, Will End After One More Season As Ratings Decline


The end is near for “This Is Us.”

The twelve hanky weeper soap on NBC will end after one more season, a year from now. The show is declining in the ratings, so it’s time to go.

And its stars are already leaving. Sterling K. Brown has a big movie career ahead of him. Justin Hartley recently signed to do an indie movie. The rest of them will start getting new projects. Christie Metz will probably try to have a music career.

How will “This Will Us” end? My guess is Jack is alive, and he kills all of them, in different generations. Or he kills the writers, since offing Jack meant Milo Ventimiglia got fewer episodes. One way or another, there will be a lot shreying and rending of garments.

Maybe NBC can do a crossover with “Ellen DeGeneres,” since she’s exiting the network then too!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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