This Is Us final season won't air this year

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Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

This Is Us hasn't finished airing its fifth season yet, but we've already learned that there will be a sixth season and that it will be the show's last.

Now we've learned a little bit more about how the series will air, and it's a bit of good and a bit of bad.

As reported by TVLine, season 6 won't start airing on American network NBC until early 2022. That's the bad part.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

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The good part is that because the season wont be premiering until 'midseason', it means that it won't be going on a break and so will air (mostly) uninterrupted.

The publication quotes NBC's Chairman of Entertainment Susan Rovner as saying: "Obviously because of COVID this year, [This Is Us'] schedule has been on-and-off, and we want to honour the fans by making sure have the best viewing experience possible.

"By putting it at midseason, we'll have the least interruptions possible [and we] think it'll be a great event for the fans to enjoy this incredible show."

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

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After season 5 was reduced to 16 episodes because of the pandemic, season 6 will go back to having 18 episodes.

This Is Us will premiere its season 5 finale on May 25, 2021 on NBC at a special 10pm ET timeslot. Amazon Prime Video carries the show in the UK.

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