||Chrissy Metz, Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Justin Hartley, Ron Cephas Jones
From the writer and directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love, This Is Us is a refreshingly honest and provocative series starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Parker Bates, Logan Shroyer, Mackenzie Hancsicsak and Hannah Zeile. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday - and so much more than anyone would expect. The first season of This Is Us premiered on September 20, 2016 on NBC. The second season began airing on September 27, 2017. Episodes weave through the stories of the past and present of the characters. The flashback episodes take place in Pittsburgh, while the current time episodes are split between Los Angeles, New Jersey, and New York City. The intertitle references a Wikipedia-sourced statistic about how many people share the same birthdays. Jack Pearson is celebrating his 36th birthday when his wife Rebecca goes into labor with their triplets. Personal assistant Kate is celebrating her 36th birthday by recommitting to lose weight and befriends Toby at counseling. Her brother Kevin, famous for starring on the sitcom The Manny, is celebrating his 36th birthday by acknowledging his dissatisfaction with his role and abruptly quitting in front of a live audience. Successful businessman Randall is celebrating his 36th birthday by tracking down the father who abandoned him at a fire station on the day he was born. Rebecca loses one of the triplets during birth. It is revealed that Kate Pearson and Kevin Pearson are the surviving pair, while Randall Pearson – brought to the same hospital by a fireman – is their adoptive brother. Jack and Rebecca's story takes place in 1980.