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'This Is Us' to End after Season 6 — Facts about the Beloved Family Drama

Lois Oladejo
May 13, 2021
11:20 A.M.
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"This Is Us" has grown to become widely loved and accepted by viewers. Recently, it was announced that the series would end with season 6 being the finale. 

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Every season of "This Is Us" leaves viewers intrigued about what the show has in store for them, with the show being known for producing magical moments in the seasons that have aired.

After many seasons and episodes, "This Is Us" would be wrapping up with season 6 as its final season. According to reports, the last season is expected to have 18 episodes. Here are some facts to note about the series.

Cast of "This Is Us" Season 2 | Photo: Getty Images

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YOUNGEST ACTOR

When the world was introduced to Mandy Moore playing the role of a granny, most viewers felt the actress must be one of the oldest in the present-day Pearson family, but the reverse is the case.

While she plays a grandmother in the series, Moore is the youngest of the adult actors in her family, the Pearsons. Sterling K. Brown, at 42, is the oldest in the family.

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ALMOST ABOUT SEXTUPLETS

The show as it is known today would not have seen the light of day, but rather, it would have been about sextuplets. According to reports, the show was initially titled "36," but show creator Dan Fogelman decided to go with something more creative and suitable.

Initially, a movie was what the show creator had in mind, and the film was to focus on the story of Jack and Rebecca and their sextuplets. Everything ended up going the other way, and "This Is Us" was born.

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BROUGHT IN THE AWARDS

Aside from shattering records, the series was all some of its actors needed to find their way to the award stage. Actor Sterling K. Brown became the first American American actor to win the Golden Globe and a SAG for "Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.

JACK'S DEATH 

Showrunners did not want details from the series to leak to fans or make it easy for spoilers to thrive. So they made crew members and actors sign a contract stating they would not leak details of the series.

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Jack's death was not a secret for members of the show, and despite knowing about it for over a year, they let nothing slip but instead used the code word "The Marble." 

THE KATE CHARACTER

For fans who fell in love with Kate's character, she is far from a fictitious being. Her character drew its inspiration from a real-life person. Showrunner Fogelman once revealed that Chrissy Metz's character Kate was based mainly on his sister.

BACK TO FILMING

The actress found herself on the filming set a month after becoming a mom for the first time, following the birth of her son August, who she shares with her husband with Taylor Goldsmith.

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