“We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons.”

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Although the announcement of the This Is Us final season may come as a surprise, some fans have seen this coming since May 2019.

Two years ago, NBC revealed that they were renewing the award-winning series for three more seasons, which would make Season 6 its last.

The show’s creator, Dan Fogelman, has also been very open about Season 3 being the “midpoint” of the show, saying that the series was not going to have a long run like other NBC programs.

“We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons,” he told THR in April 2019. “So we have a very direct plan.”

“I have script pages I have written and I’m writing that really are deep, deep, deep into the future,” Fogelman said at the time. “We have a plan for what we’re going to do, and I know what the plan is.”

Whether This Is Us has 18 or more episodes for the final season still has yet to be determined. But I am very hopeful that Fogelman will write a beautiful ending for all of the characters.

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