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This Is Us - Episode 1.11 - The Right Thing To Do - Promos, Sneak Peeks, Poster, Promotional Photos, Interviews & Press Releases

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Press Release with Updated Airtime from Each Time Zone

In order to ensure viewers will be able to see the return of their favorite new show of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 10, NBC has pushed back “This Is Us” to 10 and 9 p.m. in the Eastern and Central time zones, respectively, while airing it twice in the Pacific time zone.

The changes were made because of the network’s airing of President Barack Obama’s farewell speech to the nation live at 9 p.m. ET.

Due to the president’s address, NBC’s lineup for the night is now set for the following in all time zones:

Eastern time zone
8 p.m. — “The Wall” (original)
9 p.m. — President Obama address
9:40 p.m. — “The Wall” (encore of Dec. 19 episode, joined in progress)
10 p.m. — “This Is Us” (episode 111: “The Right Thing to Do”)

Central time zone
7 p.m. — “The Wall” (original)
8 p.m. — President Obama address
8:40 p.m. — “The Wall” (encore of Dec. 19 episode, joined in progress)
9 p.m. — “This Is Us” (episode 111: “The Right Thing to Do”)

Mountain time zone
7 p.m. — President Obama address
7:40 p.m. — “The Wall” (Dec. 19 episode, joined in progress)
8 p.m. — “This Is Us” (episode 111: “The Right Thing to Do”)
9 p.m. — The Wall (original)

Pacific time zone
8 p.m. — “The Wall”
9 p.m. — “This Is Us” (episode 111: “The Right Thing to Do”)
10 p.m. — “This Is Us” (encore of 9 p.m. episode)

Episode 111: “The Right Thing to Do”

Kate (Chrissy Metz) struggles with her feelings in the aftermath of Toby's (Chris Sullivan) heart attack. As William (Ron Cephas Jones) begins to spend more time with Jesse (Denis O’Hare), Randall (Sterling K. Brown) has to get used to his father’s new relationship. After receiving the news they’re expecting triplets, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) must find a way to afford a home that can accommodate three babies. Olivia (Janet Montgomery) unexpectedly resurfaces, throwing both Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Sloane (Milana Vayntrub) for a loop.

“This Is Us” is executive produced by Dan Fogelman, Donald Todd, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthal. “This Is Us” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

The “Chicago Fire” episode originally scheduled for Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. will be aired Jan. 17.

Extended Promo
Airing at a special time of 10/9c on NBC.

Season 1B - Poster

Source: People


01/10/2017  (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Tuesday)   :  Kate struggles with her feelings in the aftermath of Toby's heart attack. As William begins to spend more time with Jesse, Randall has to get used to his father's new relationship.  After receiving the news they're expecting triplets, Jack and Rebecca must find a way to afford a home that can accommodate three babies. Olivia unexpectedly resurfaces, throwing both Kevin and Sloane for a loop.


What was your reaction when they pitched you that scene? And if you had it to boil it down to three letters, is it “WTF”?

Yeah, I think you could boil it down to those three letters. It is a bold and tricky storytelling move that only the writers’ room of This Is Us could handle. Any actor becomes concerned when the writing staff starts having them collapse over coffee tables, but I have faith in our creative team that they will tell the best version of the story that there is to tell.

Do you remember your conversation with [series creator] Dan Fogelman when he pitched to you?

Actually, when I first found out about was maybe five or six episodes ago, from a different director. Here’s what happened: I was improvising in another scene, and I made some joke about having a heart attack. And the director was like, “Uh, we can’t do that joke.” And I was like, “Okay — wait a minute, why can’t we do that joke?” [Laughs.] And he was like, “Uh, no, uh, never mind.” And I’m like, “No, you tell me why I can’t do that joke!” And so the cat was out of the bag.

When did you know about William’s sexuality?

I found out maybe two episodes before; [creator] Dan [Fogelman] pulled me aside at one of the cast readings and asked me how I felt about it. I didn’t quite know what was written at the time, but I thought it was a brilliant idea. I knew he would do it in such an intense and delicate way that I didn’t think about it much after that until I got the script. And then I just played it along with the way William is. I had maybe two episodes to put it in my psyche.

Will this be a later-in-life coming out storyline moving forward?

As far as I know. That’s the other question mark that my character has — they don’t give that away for me. I don’t know what’s going to happen in regards to his cancer and what’s going to happen with this. That’s the other thing I play as an actor. Every time I come on set, not only do I not know as a character but I don’t know as an actor, which helps me play the unknown as a character. Each time I go on, I play it as though it’s the last episode of my life. That’s the big question; at this point the character is becoming so beloved, no one wants him to die. But there’s also the idea, the way the show is written, there are so many stories in the flashbacks. So that’s an idea I can put out. Whatever you might think, the character could still survive based on flashbacks. Sort of like what they’re doing in the first story with Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore.

Promo 2 with New Footage


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