When will This Is Us Season 5 return to television?
Just when This Is Us started to get on a roll, it will once again take another hiatus. However, it will be shorter than the seven-month hiatus the show took between the fourth season’s finale and the fifth season’s premiere. This Is Us will be on a break from approximately Thanksgiving to January 2021.
This Is Us Season 5 will return to NBC on January 5, 2021, with an all-new episode. This will be the earliest date that the show has ever returned from its holiday hiatus. In the previous four seasons, This Is Us typically premiered in late September and aired nine to ten episodes before the midseason break at the end of November into early December.
Due to the pandemic, the series was not able to start production on the fifth season until late September. Unlike seasons prior, Season 5 has only aired four episodes before the midseason break. If there’s a silver lining, the Pearson family will be on-the-air well past its usual end date towards the end of March into early April.
This Is Us Season 5 details
So far, the biggest reveal of the fifth season was the appearance of Randall’s birth mother, Laurel. Prior to Season 5, viewers were led to believe that Randall’s mother died either in childbirth or shortly after. However, that all changed when Laurel survived a drug overdose in the Season 5 premiere. Whether she’s alive in the present day is something that will be explored when the show returns.
For the other members of the Big Three, children are at the forefront. Kate and Toby are in the process of adopting a baby from Ellie while Kevin and Madison gear up for the impending birth of their twins. Expect at least one of those scenarios to happen before season’s end.
This Is Us Season 5 returns for an all-new episode on Jan. 5, 2021.