This Is Us Bumped Up the Season 5 Premiere Date: Here’s When the Pearsons Will Return

Season five of This Is Us is gearing up to premiere two weeks earlier than its originally schedule date. Find out when the Big Three are returning to your screen.

By Jonathan Borge Sep 24, 2020 3:10 PMTags
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All good things are worth waiting for—and the countdown for the return of This Is Us luckily just got shorter.

Season five of the beloved NBC drama will kick off two weeks earlier than expected, with a two-hour premiere set for Tuesday, Oct. 27 starting at 9 p.m. ET, according to Variety. The Pearsons were gearing up to originally make a comeback on Nov. 11, however, the schedule has been shifted for viewers desperate to know what's in store for the Big Three.

Despite setbacks related to the coronavirus pandemic, production for season five was slated to begin Thursday, Sept. 24, according to Deadline. In August, creator Dan Fogelman took to Twitter to reveal that we'll find the central characters—played by Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Justin Hartleytackling the coronavirus itself, noting he's "very proud" of the show's writers and the plot they've created.

While fans know that Fogelman has had the series ending planned for some time, the time jump at the end of season four left viewers with a ton of unanswered questions. 

The Future of This Is Us

A solid chunk of season four's storylines focused on giving fans nuggets of information about what life for the Pearsons is like in 2032 and 2050, once Kate and Toby's kids are adults.

Last week, Ron Cephas Jones took home the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for playing William Hill.

What will happen in season five? We'll have to wait and see. Until then, scroll down to see all the fall 2020 premiere dates.

Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix)

The second half of the first season on Netflix drops on Oct. 19.

The Voice (NBC)

The Voice returns on Monday, Oct. 19. 

The Goldbergs (ABC)

Returns with two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. 

The Conners (ABC)

The Conner family returns Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.

Black-ish (ABC)

Black-ish returns Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 p.m., but you can catch a standalone event, featuring an all-animated episode, on Sunday, Oct. 4. 

NEW: Temple (Spectrum Originals)

Mark Strong plays a surgeon who opens an underground clinic in London in this new drama, premiering Oct. 26.

American Housewife (ABC)

American Housewife returns Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 p.m.

Superstore (NBC)

Superstore returns Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. 

The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Baby Yoda will be back for season two on Oct. 30. 

The Good Doctor (ABC)

The Good Doctor heads back to ABC on Monday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. 

This Is Us (NBC)

The Pearsons will be back for season five with a two-hour premiere on October 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

Young Sheldon (CBS)

Young Sheldon returns Thursday, Nov. 5 on CBS. 

NEW: B Positive (CBS)

The new comedy debuts Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. 

Mom (CBS)

Mom, sans Anna Faris, will be back Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. 


NCIS: LA returns Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. on CBS. 

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

NCIS: NOLA returns to CBS on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. 

Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. (NBC)

The Chicago shows return Wednesday, Nov. 11 beginning at 8 p.m. 

S.W.A.T. (CBS)

S.W.A.T. returns Wednesday, Nov. 11 with a two-hour premiere, starting at 9 p.m. on CBS.

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

SVU returns Thursday, Nov. 12 for a record-extending 22nd season. 

Station 19 (ABC)

Station 19 returns Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. 

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Grey's is finally back on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. 

The Blacklist (NBC)

The Blacklist returns Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

The Crown (Netflix)

Season four premieres Nov. 15. 

The Neighborhood (CBS)

The Neighborhood returns to CBS on Monday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. 

Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)

The comedy returns Monday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS. 

All Rise (CBS)

All Rise is back in session Monday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. on CBS. 


NCIS returns Thursday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. on CBS. 

For Life (ABC)

For Life returns on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 10 p.m.

A Million Little Things (ABC)

A Million Little Things returns to ABC on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 10 p.m. 

NEW: The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

Kaley Cuoco's bloody debut as a flight attendant happens Nov. 26 on HBO Max.

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