Everything We Know About ‘This Is Us’ Season 2 (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About ‘This Is Us’ Season 2 (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About ‘This Is Us’ Season 2 (PHOTOS)

This Is Us won’t be back for a couple of weeks, but there’s already so much to know about the highly anticipated Season 2.

Click through the gallery to learn everything we know about the upcoming season and remember to check back for more info!

Season 2 of This Is Us premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

Everything We Know About ‘This Is Us’ Season 2 (PHOTOS)
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It’s moving to Thursday nights

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It’s moving to Thursday nights

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Goodbye, Tuesdays! This Is Us has been moved to Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Just kidding, it's going back to Tuesday nights

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Just kidding, it's going back to Tuesday nights

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NBC has changed its mind and is keeping the Pearson family right where we left them — Tuesday nights. Season 2 will follow in Season 1's footsteps and air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. 

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We’ll find out how Jack dies

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We’ll find out how Jack dies

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According to Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, fans will finally learn how Jack Pearson dies during Season 2.

"I know we'll find out how Jack dies and I know we'll see it. Don't cry yet! I can't tell you exactly when it will happen...it will happen this season,” he told E! News.

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And we’ll learn more about his life

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And we’ll learn more about his life

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Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack, wants fans to focus on the Pearson patriarch’s life rather than his death.

"You have to understand that what we're telling, the stories we're telling are still gonna hit home, and you're going to discover more about this family that you fell in love with."

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Kate will be singing a lot more

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Kate will be singing a lot more

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Season 2 will still focus on Kate’s weight struggles, but the showrunners also want to showcase her vocal talent.

“We’re going to [have Kate] do a lot of singing [next season]. We’re excited to explore this part of her because she has a beautiful voice,” Elizabeth Berger said.

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We’ll get backstory on Randall & Beth’s history

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We’ll get backstory on Randall & Beth’s history

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Fans will finally get to see how TV’s favorite couple got together, at least according to Sterling.

"Hopefully, the backstory between Randall and Beth will get exploration!” he said this week.

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But, will Beth be ready for another child?

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But, will Beth be ready for another child?

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Randall told Beth he wanted to adopt on the Season 1 finale, but is she ready to have a third?

"I'm not!” Susan Kelechi Watson said, who plays Beth. “That's a spoiler.”

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William will be back

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William will be back

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He’s not returning from the dead — unfortunately — but we will be seeing Randall’s biological father in flashbacks.

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It’ll air after the Super Bowl

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It’ll air after the Super Bowl

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There will be a special edition of the show following the 2018 Super Bowl on February 4.

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There are plans for a Christmas special

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There are plans for a Christmas special

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Along with the Super Bowl episode, fans can expect another special episode during the holidays.

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But it will be off air during the Olympics

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But it will be off air during the Olympics

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Unfortunately, the show will take a brief hiatus during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which also airs on NBC.

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We’ll laugh more this season!

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Season 1 was full of tears — both happy and sad — but Season 2 will be full of laughs.

"People call the show a dramedy, but we're going to lean into the [comedy] a little more," co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker said, according to CNN.

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We’ll learn more about Rebecca and Miguel’s relationship

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We’ll learn more about Rebecca and Miguel’s relationship

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Fans will get a little more insight into Rebecca’s relationship with Miguel, at least according to star Mandy Moore. 

“I want to see the evolution of Rebecca and Miguel’s relationship, like how that happened. I’ve heard that that potentially will be later in season 2, maybe beginning of season 3,” she told People

“And I want to know what happened with Rebecca and Kate’s relationship, why it’s fractured, and why there’s that disconnect.” 


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We’ll get another big mystery

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We’ll get another big mystery

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When Entertainment Tonight asked This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman if Season 2 would get feature a mystery on par with that of Jack’s death, Dan simply said, “Yes.“

But we’ll be getting answers in Season 2, as well.

“We’re going to answer all the looming questions people have right now. They’re going to be, in some shape or form, answered in the second season of the show. But we’re going to ask new ones by the end.”

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The cast isn’t feeling any pressure

The cast isn’t feeling any pressure

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Season 1 took the world by storm, but the cast doesn’t feel any pressure to outdo themselves.

"To be really honest I feel zero pressure on season two. I think we, on the creative end, are approaching it the same way," he told E! News

"We're just excited to be there. We don't feel any pressure to do anything grand or big, I think it's just continuing to tell stories of these really, really great people."

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We may know the exact episode fans will see Jack’s death

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We may know the exact episode fans will see Jack’s death

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Mandy Moore may have revealed when fans will get to see the Pearson patriarch’s death in an interview with Larry King, though she could be just joking. 

“One thing I can tell you, you will learn how Jack died in the first episode of season 2,” Larry spills, before Mandy says with a laugh, “That’s what we’ve been told."

Only time will tell! 

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The premiere date has been revealed!

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The premiere date has been revealed!

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Season 2 will premiere on Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. ET right after The Voice

Mark your calendars! 

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We get two more series regulars

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Jon Huertas, who plays Jack’s BFF Miguel, and Alexandra Breckenridge, who plays Kevin’s ex-wife Sophie, will be joining the cast as series regulars for Season 2, according to TVLine


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They've started filming Season 2!

BACK TO WORK, BABY!!!!!!!! #thisisus

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They've started filming Season 2!

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Production began on Season 2 of This Is Us Tuesday, July 11, and the cast is so happy to be reunited. 

Sterling K. Brown shared a photo of himself alongside his on-screen parents, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. 

“BACK TO WORK, BABY!!!!!!!!” he captioned the photo. 

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Season 2 is going deeper

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Season 2 is going deeper

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Justin Hartley opened up about what fans can expect from Season 2, which premieres in less than two months. 

"A lot of it is familiar... When you watch it, you're going to laugh, you're going to cry, [but] we dig a little deeper into these characters," he told Entertainment Tonight

"Now that we already know them from season one, we're already invested in them, we don't have to spend time trying to let you sort of get to know who they are so that you could be interested in them. We already have an audience."

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The Season 2 poster is here!

The Season 2 poster is here!

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The new season poster is out and it looks like Season 2 will be full of tears, laughter, and so much more. Get ready, people! 

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Questions about Jack will be answered in Season 2

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Questions about Jack will be answered in Season 2

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“It’s fair to say that any looming big question that the audience is in a froth about is going to be answered in the course of the second season of the show,” show creator Dan Fogelman revealed to Entertainment Weekly

“But it’s also fair to say that we are going to be putting forth some new questions that are going to start getting asked after that, and that particularly involves Jack’s fate. But the answers people are looking for are going to come to them." 

He continued, “When exactly? How quickly? I can’t really talk too much, only to say that a big piece of the puzzle will be delivered very, very early in the season.”

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Kevin’s relationship with his mother will also be addressed

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Kevin’s relationship with his mother will also be addressed

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“We want to explore Kevin with 60-year-old Rebecca [Mandy Moore]. What’s that dynamic in the present day that we haven’t gotten underneath?” Dan shared.  

“And where did it come from in the past? We want to explore some of the stuff that’s been on the surface and we’ve touched upon, but we haven’t had the time to go deep with.”

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Sylvester Stallone is guest-starring

Sylvester Stallone is guest-starring

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Sly Stallone, best known to movie-going audiences as the star of the Rocky franchise, will guest-star in at least one episode of This Is Us Season 2, playing a co-star of Kevin’s on his film with director Ron Howard.

Creator Dan Fogelman tells Entertainment Weekly the 71-year-old’s character becomes a “father figure” to Kevin. 

“[He] hears Kevin is experiencing in his life with his own father, and talks to Kevin a little bit about life and acting and memory and aging,” Dan says.

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The story picks up right after Jack and Rebecca's split

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The story picks up right after Jack and Rebecca's split

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We won't have long to wait now to learn the fallout of Rebecca asking Jack to leave.

"You're picking up the storyline the morning after Jack has left the house, and what happens next," series creator Dan Fogelman tells Entertainment Weekly

"It's intense — and it's all in the first five minutes of the show.

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William will be back... as a ghost

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William will be back... as a ghost

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While we knew we'd see William again, there was some concern it would only be the William of the past, meaning we'd not see much of Ron Cephas Jones this season.

However, Dan Fogelman assures us Ron will be back in some form.

"There might be a conversation that a character might have with him, imagining he’s there," he tells Entertainment Weekly

“But he’s not only going to exist as a ghost. We’re also going to go into his previous stories — things we didn’t know about him and didn’t see — so very much the way that Jack lives in the show, even though we know he’s already gone, is very much the way that William can.”

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We’ll learn more about Kate and Rebecca’s relationship

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“I’m excited to explore the relationship between Rebecca and Kate and why it’s still sort of frayed and disconnected in the present day,” Mandy Moore told Us Weekly. 

“I read [the script] and I bawled. I was like, “Oh, I think I have some stuff to deal with, with my own mother.’ It really touched something in me.”

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The premiere episode hints at Jack’s death

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“You don't want to know,” Mandy Moore told Entertainment Tonight about Jack Pearson’s death. 

“Wait until Sept. 26th, and then there will be a giant hint as to what happens with Jack. There will be.”

Sterling K. Brown also confirmed the hint, revealing, “[There’s a] huge hint. As a matter of fact, in the last scene of the script it says, ‘Omitted for Secrecy.’”

He continued, “So, like, we know what it is, but he just didn't put it down in writing ‘cause he didn't want it to get leaked.”

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The cast members received a hefty bonus!

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The cast members received a hefty bonus!

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It pays to be good! 

All the regular cast members got a $250,000 bonus check as a thank-you for the amazing success of the show, according to Variety. 

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Randall wants to adopt because of his parents

Randall wants to adopt because of his parents

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“He wants to sort of fulfill the legacy of his parents Jack and Rebecca, honor William’s [Randall’s birth father (Ron Cephas Jones)] memory, by adopting,” Sterling K. Brown told People

“Beth doesn’t quite see it exactly the same way as Randall does, so they’re having a conversation, if you will, around this whole adoption issue.”

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And it will be a major storyline throughout Season 2

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And it will be a major storyline throughout Season 2

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“The adoption storyline is big and the way that we go about it transforms from Randall’s original perception of how he thinks it should be,” Sterling continued. 

“So Beth and Randall come up with a compromise together for what works for them as a couple, similar to how Rebecca and Jack did — but it looks a little bit different.”

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We have our first look at Season 2!

Just a little peak at what's to come in season 2. See you September 26th. Full link to scene in bio. #thisisus

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We have our first look at Season 2!

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Mandy Moore posted this sneak peek from Season 2 on Instagram Wednesday, August 23. Watch above! 

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Regina King will be directing an episode

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Regina King will be directing an episode

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The American Crime actress will be directing the sixth episode of Season 2, according to Variety

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The first Season 2 photos look really sad

The first Season 2 photos look really sad

NBC released the first official photos from Season 2 on Thursday, August 31 and it looks like we’re in for a depressing season, folks!

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The first Season 2 photos look really sad

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NBC released the first official photos from Season 2 on Thursday, August 31 and it looks like we’re in for a depressing season, folks!

For more photos from Season 2 click here

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Season 2 will jump a few months

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Season 2 will jump a few months

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In the present day storyline, Season 2 will pick up right before Kate, Kevin, and Randall’s 37th birthdays.

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And we’ll learn more about Beth

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As Randall and Beth explore the possibility of adoption, fans will get to learn about Mrs. Pearson in a much deeper way. 

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This Is Us won’t be back for a couple of weeks, but there’s already so much to know about the highly anticipated Season 2.

Click through the gallery to learn everything we know about the upcoming season and remember to check back for more info!

Season 2 of This Is Us premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.