‘This Is Us’ delays new episodes after COVID surge causes production setbacks

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By RADIO.COM

Fans will have to wait a little longer to see what happens next with the Pearson family.

“This Is Us” will be delaying the premiere of new episodes for a couple of weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported Entertainment Weekly.

The show’s creator, Dan Fogelman, tweeted the news prior to this week’s episode on Tuesday.

"No new episode of #ThisIsUs tonight - Covid-related production delays in LA have forced us to delay a few weeks," Fogelman wrote. "But the next few are big ones, and we are close, so we hope you'll hang in there with us. Sorry!"

The NBC show’s official account confirmed the delays and added that new episodes would resume in two weeks.

"No new episode tonight, fam. We'll be back in two weeks on @NBC," the account tweeted.

The hit series is set to resume airing new episodes on February 2nd.

This isn’t the first time the show, which stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, has been delayed due to the COVID pandemic.

During the summer, the novel virus delayed the season five premiere until October 27th.

After a seven week hiatus in November, the drama returned for two new episodes on January 5th and 12th.

And while the pandemic has caused interruptions, the show’s writers have worked the outbreak into the storylines this season.

“This Is Us” airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET on NBC.

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