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'This Is Us' already had its new season mapped out. But 2020 had other plans

By Yvonne VillarrealLos Angeles Times/TNSWhen "This Is Us," NBC's time-shifting, twist-savvy family drama, wrapped production on its fourth season in mid-March, the show's writers already had planned and outlined the first six episodes of the fifth season before beginning their hiatus. Then 2020 delivered some twists of its own: the COVID-19 pandemic and a stunning wave of protests over racial injustice across the country — and beyond. Then the rejiggering began. "It almost felt irresponsible to not take on the moment," creator Dan Fogelman told The Los Angeles Times. Now, in a fall broadcast season that has been severely limited by the pandemic — postponing production start dates for some shows and bumping off others altogether — "This Is Us" is the first returning drama to debut new episodes.Read more on NewsOK.com

 

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