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NBC Renews ‘This Is Us’ For Three More Seasons

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On Sunday, NBC announced, complete with special online exclusive social media message, that it has renewed television’s highest-rated primetime drama series, This Is Us, for three more seasons and the show will retain its Tuesdays at 9PMEST time slot.

Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “In a television landscape with nearly 500 original scripted series, there are very few, if any, that have the critical and cultural impact of This Is Us and we couldn’t be more proud to bring fans three more seasons of a show that so well represents the NBC brand.  A huge thank you and congratulations to our executive producers, cast and crew who reach new heights every week with the show’s inventive and compelling storytelling.”

The renewal ensures that This Is Us will continue on through at least a sixth season.

This Is Us stars Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Milo Ventigimilia and Mandy Moore.

Watch the video exclusive below on the renewal announcement for This Is Us three year-pick up below.  Then let us know, glad that the Pearson family drama will continue on? Comment below.

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This Is Us- is a good one.
It is different and that is a good thing.
I’ll be binge-watching through the upcoming 3 years.

It will be interesting to see it holds its steam.

((in like a lion out like a lamb)) ?? time will tell.
So far, it rocks!

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I was thrilled when I heard the news on Sunday. Heartiest congratulations to the magnificent cast and crew.

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sonniorsolita

I drifted away after 2 seasons. Just lost interest in the characters repeating the same lines and making the same silly decisions. But, having said that, I know what it’s like when you’re hooked on a series so a hearty congratulations to the actors and three cheers for all the fans.

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carol1952

I love the show. Oh good I get to see Justin Hartley for three more years.I hope he does some more comedies. Loved him in Bad Mom’s Christmas, he is one heck of a sexy and talented man.There have been times when the show has made me cry. I love Kevin.Who wouldn’t?I can feel his pain.Yes there are even times when he has made me cry. I can also relate to the depression story.It can be bad at times.Love Chrissy Metz too.

Cid Weinberg
Cid Weinberg

Story story story. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us care. And do not stay to long at the fair! Hopefully NBC/writers are writing with an ending in mind…it will be more of an impact knowing there is a road map. Beginning, middle,and an end. Keep us wanting more and loving the show as it ends the 6th season.

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THIS WEEK: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Returns To The Bold and the Beautiful

Make sure to circle Thursday, May 23rd for the return on-air of newly crowned Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood to her role as Steffy Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.

In story, after being away taking care of business in Paris for Forrester International, Stefffy returns home to Los Angeles with her two baby girls: Kelly and Phoebe in tow.  But when she comes back what will happen when she finds out the news about Flo (Katrina Bowden)?  Will Steffy soon learn she has Hope’s (Annika Noelle) daughter?

As fans of Jacqui know, she was on maternity leave from the CBS Daytime drama series following the birth of her first child, her son, Rise Harlen who was born on March 4th.

Wood is now juggling being a new mom, and her gig at B&B, which other daytime actresses have done before her.

So, what are your hopes for Steffy when she is back in action? Who should be the man in her life, or should she go it alone for awhile as she had previously noted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

But first, check out the latest B&B promo heralding Steffy’s  return, and then check out Michael Fairman TV’s red carpet and exclusive backstage interview with Jacqui immediately following her Lead Actress victory at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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Ellen Pompeo Rips Into ‘The Bachelor’ Creator And Defends Kelly Ripa For Her Comments

Things just got juicy from daytime to primetime after Kelly Ripa let her thoughts be known about the current ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown and the ‘Bachelor’ franchise during her morning show with Ryan Seacrest this week,

During a moment on the syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, Seacrest informed Ripa that the new ‘Bachelorette’ would be appearing on Thursday’s episode to which Ripa said: “You know how I feel about this show? It disgusts me. And I thought that I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how we feel ladies! We are too special to be arguing over a guy.”  She also called the audience out for watching this “gross, gross, show.”

Following her sentiments, The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss took to his Twitter account as did host and EP, Chris Harrison.  Fleiss said, “Easy, Kelly Ripa.  The Bachelor franchise pays for your salary.”  While Harrison tweeted: “Look out @KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your ‘disgusting’ Monday night habit.”

Next, none other than Grey’s Anatomy franchise star, Ellen Pompeo joined the fray.  She tweeted in defense of Ripa.  Pompeo wrote: “Okay @fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay @KellyRipa salary. Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success. Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage….

And in the end on Thursday’s installment of the entertainment talk show, Hannah Brown made her guest appearance and she weighed-in on the situation expressing that she didn’t follow the franchise at first, but being on the show has changed her mind. Ripa maintained her disgust for the series.

Brown went on to say to Ripa: “Like you, I didn’t really follow the show, wasn’t a big fan, but being part of the show, it’s not women fighting against each other.  Some of my best friends came from the show and were really supportive.”

So what do you think about what Ripa, Pompeo, Brown, Harrison and Fleiss had to share with each other on their Twitter war? Comment below.

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Eva LaRue Joins The Cast of The Young and the Restless

Say what? Mario Santos Grey of All My Children is coming to Genoa City?   Well, not exactly, but longtime fan favorite Eva LaRue,who played Pine Valley’s Maria (from 1993-2011) is headed to The Young and the Restless in exciting casting news today.

On Y&R, Eva will play the mother of Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and Lola (Sasha Calle) named Celeste Rosales.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news: Celeste “shares a complex relationship with her children”, Rey Rosales and Lola Rosales.”

LaRue will begin filming next week and will debut on the June 26th episode of the top-rated CBS Daytime drama series.

Currently, Eva is the host of CW’s Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales.  LaRue is very familiar with being part of the CBS network family having played Natalia Boa Vista on primetime’s CSI: Miami. 

So, what do you think of Eva LaRue joining Y&R? Comment below.

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