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

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.

The Bachelorette (ABC) - Oct. 19

Michelle Young gets her chance in the spotlight in a special fall season of The Bachelorette, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19.

NEW: Queens (ABC) - Oct. 19

Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velasquez star as four former hip hop stars who are reuniting in their 40s in this new ABC drama, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 19.

NEW: Sex, Love & goop (Netflix) - Oct. 21

Gwyneth Paltrow and the goop team are back with a new series, Sex, Love & goop.

The Blacklist (NBC) - Oct. 21

The Blacklist, sans Megan Boone, returns for season nine on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Insecure (HBO) - Oct. 24

The fifth and final season of Insecure will premiere on HBO Oct. 24.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) - Oct. 24

Curb Your Enthusiasm's 11th season will debut Oct. 24 on HBO.

All American (The CW) - Oct. 25

All American returns for a fourth season on Monday, Oct. 25 on The CW.

4400 (The CW) - Oct. 25

In this reboot of the former USA Network drama, 4400 marginalized people who have gone missing over the last century suddenly return, with no memory and no signs of aging. It premieres Monday, Oct. 25. 

Walker (The CW) - Oct. 28

Walker is back for his second season on Thursday, Oct. 28.

Love Life (HBO Max) - Oct. 28

Catch the first three episodes of Love Life season two on HBO Max Oct. 28.

Dr. Who (BBC One/BBC America) - Oct. 31

Jodie Whittaker's final season as the Time Lord will premiere on Halloween.

Dickinson (AppleTV+) - Nov. 5

Hailee Steinfeld takes her final bow as Emily Dickinson in the third and final season of AppleTV+'s Dickinson. 

Gentefied (Netflix) - Nov. 10

Netflix's Gentefied will return with a second season on Nov. 10.

The Flash (The CW) - Nov. 16

The Flash is back for season eight on Tuesday, Nov. 16. 

Riverdale (The CW) - Nov. 16

The grown-up kids of Riverdale return on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for season six.

Hanna (Amazon Prime Video) - Nov. 24

Amazon Prime Video's action-packed series Hanna returns for a third season on Nov. 24.

Selling Sunset - Nov. 24

Season four of Netflix's popular series returns Nov. 24.

12 Dates of Christmas (HBO Max) - Nov. 25

Three new singles seek out someone special to bring home for the holidays in HBO Max's 12 Dates of Christmasreturning for season two on Nov. 25. 

Emily in Paris (Netflix) - Dec. 22

Say bonjour to season two of Emily in Paris, premiering on Netflix on Dec. 22. 

The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) - Dec. 29

Disney+'s newest Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, will premiere before the New Year: Dec. 29, to be exact.