Quitting a job you hate can be an exhilarating feeling. The immediate aftermath, though… not so much.
In this exclusive sneak peek at the second episode of NBC’s This Is Us (Tuesday, 10/9c), TV heartthrob Kevin (Justin Hartley) struggles with what to do next after walking off the set of his cheesy sitcom The Manny. He shares his fears with twin sister Kate (Chrissy Metz)
This fall, Hartley is coming to NBC with This Is Us, a highly anticipated new series that debuted its trailer on YouTube to monster views some months ago, about an interconnected group of people who share the same birthdays. The 39-year-old Chicago native stars as Kevin, a handsome actor who has grown bored of his bachelor lifestyle. Meanwhile, in real life, Hartley’s a handsome actor who recently got engaged to his Y&R co-star Chrishell Stause. In this edition of This Course, Hartley takes us into his world of television. The goal of the ongoing series of food and conversation is to keep things as transparent as possible. It’s essentially an open dialogue, in this instance over lunch at Granville in Studio City, where we discuss a myriad of things, including the actor’s journey to here, the things he has learned, and his return to primetime with This Is Us. You can read what he had to say here.
It was surprising when Justin Hartley returned to daytime television as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, because he had been doing so well in primetime with roles on Mistresses, Revenge and Emily Owens, M.D. But the former Passions star knew something the rest of us didn’t know: He had an out for the right primetime television show and when he got the script for This Is Us, he knew it was the one. To see what he had to say about whether or not he is more successful in real life than his character on ‘This Is Us’, visit Parade by clicking here.
It feels like it’s the golden age of nostalgia TV with so many former beloved series returning to the small screen recently. Fuller House is working on season 2, the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival will premiere on Netflix in November, and the small screen version of Lethal Weapon is premiering this fall on FOX, to name just a few. While People’s Choice was attending PaleyFest in Los Angeles, we asked actor Justin Hartley, who’s now starring in NBC’s new drama, This is Us, if he would ever be interested in participating in a Smallville revival if it were to come to fruition.
Hartley, who played the character of Oliver Queen for five years on the long-running Superman-based series, says that his answer would be an unequivocal yes. Be sure to check out the video below.
SPOILER ALERT! In this NBC Digital Exclusive companion series, “This Is Us” Creator Dan Fogelman and the cast sit down for a no-holds-barred roundtable discussion of each episode’s most intimate and provocative moments.
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NBC’s buzzy new series This Is Us got off to an impressive start in the ratings Tuesday night, crushing rivals at 10 p.m. aided by its strong The Voice lead-in.
The emotional dramedy pilot with a twist ending delivered 10 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. That’s bigger than 26 of 28 drama premieres on the major broadcast networks over the past year in the demo, and also ranks as the biggest new series debut so far this fall. To read the full article, visit Entertainment Weekly’s website.
Here what the cast has to say about making the hit TV series ‘This Is Us’ courtesy of Entertainment Tonight.
NBC’s new drama from Dan Fogelman about triplets, birthdays, and intimacy, starring Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore
It’s hard to think of another show that is more difficult to evaluate this fall based on just the pilot than NBC’s “This Is Us,” a syrupy drama about several people who share the same birthday and what they might, or might not, have in common. The initial hour ends with a reveal that sets the stage for the rest of the series, and though it’s a sweetly told little story, it’s not a great indicator of what things are going to be moving forward. The pilot is shaped primarily to deliver that twist, and unless the writers have a lot more twists up their sleeve, the weekly episodes are probably not going to be much like this first one. To see exactly what Variety thought, be sure to head over and read the full review.