This Is Us Season 3 Casts Phylicia Rashad as Beth’s Mother

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This Is Us Season 3 Casts Phylicia Rashad as Beth's Mother

This Is Us season 3 casts Phylicia Rashad as Beth’s mother

Tony-winner and Emmy-nominated actress Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show, Empire) will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of NBC’s hit drama This Is Us, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed.

Rashad, who recently starred in Creed II and has other TV credits including Jean-Claude Van Johnson, Psych, and Do No Harm, will portray Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) mother Carol. The character will make her debut in the second half of the third season in an episode that will focus specifically on Beth’s backstory.

Rashad joins a list of impressive guest stars on the series, including Katey Sagal, Sylvester Stallone, Jane Kaczmarek, Denis O’Hare, Sam Trammell, Seth Meyers, and Katie Couric.

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This Is Us is a refreshingly honest and provocative series that follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. This Is Us is a smart, modern series that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.

The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Michael Angarano, and Ron Cephas Jones.

This Is Us Season 3 explores Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) courtship and more heartbreaking journeys for some of the Pearsons.

Dan Fogelman serves as writer and executive producer with Don Todd. Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak and directors Ken Olin, John Requa, and Glenn Ficarra also executive produce. This Is Us is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

This Is Us returns to NBC on Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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