This Is Us First Look: Meet Your New Parenthood

Exclusive: Allow Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and more to explain why the new NBC dramedy will be your new obsession

By Billy Nilles Sep 16, 2016 4:00 PMTags
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Still nursing that Parenthood-sized hole in your heart ever since the heartfelt family drama signed off for good last year? Well, prepare to meet the show that's going to have you saying "Bravemans who?" (We kid! Nothing will ever truly replace our love for the Bravermans.)

NBC's This Is Us, premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20, stands poised to be TV's next great weepie—and probably it's next big hit. The trailer alone has been viewed over 105 million times since, and we here at E! News who were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the series premiere ranked the show this fall's No. 1 new series. But don't take our word for it. Allow the This Is Us cast to explain why their show is so special—in their own words.

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"You read hundreds of scripts a year, and I remember thinking to myself, 'This is the best pilot that I have ever read for television,'" Sterling K. Brown gushes about the show in this first look at the series, exclusive to E! News.

"I think it's hard to completely wrap your head around the response that the trailer's gotten because as good as the trailer is, the show's even better," Mandy Moore adds. And trust us, she's not wrong.

Ultimately, Brown notes, the show stands a chance of doing more than just making us reach for our Kleenex every Tuesday night. "It can make us want to be the best version of ourselves possible, and when I read the show, it makes me want to be a better me," he says. "And I think it's going to have that same effect on everybody who watches it." 

Created by Dan Fogelman (the writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love.), This Is Us tells the story of a unique ensemble whose lives intertwine in curious ways. As we meet them we discover that many of them share the same birthday—and so much more. As if Brown and Moore weren't enough, the series also stars Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Ron Cephas Jones.

To hear more from the cast about what makes This Is Us worthy of the space on your DVR this fall, be sure to check out the video above.

This Is Us premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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