Deadline has revealed that NBC has cast Michael Angarano (I’m Dying Up Here) as Nicky, Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) brother. Both Nicky and Jack have been shown previously in the show serving in the Vietnam War. As the new season dives further into what happened to Jack while he was overseas, the recurring appearance of Angarano’s Nicky will show audiences a different side of the Pearson patriarch.
In its first season, This Is Us originals were averaging a 4.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.6 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #1 new show of the season in 18-49 and television’s #4 entertainment series in that key demographic. On digital platforms, This Is Us was NBC’s most-viewed series premiere on record, more than doubling the network’s previous record for most one-day views of a debuting series across NBC digital platforms.
This Is Us was also the most anticipated new series heading into fall with its trailer viewed more than 105 million times following the show’s announcement at the May upfronts.
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 and Ron Cephas Jones.
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.
Season 3 premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 9 PM on NBC.
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