How many episodes are in This Is Us season 6 and is it ending?

Looking back, the 2010s ushered in so many beloved and championed shows.

No matter your genre, there was something splendid for everyone. If drama is your bag, on the other hand, then you would have found yourself particularly stuck for choice.

One of the most celebrated to emerge on NBC was This Is Us, which arrived back in 2016 and introduced audiences into the lives of the Pearson family across different time frames. Each season has been highly anticipated and the latest began premiering on Tuesday, January 4th 2022.

Being welcomed back into the mix, some viewers are inevitably taking the time to look forward already, curiously pondering just how many installments we may see this time around.

With that in mind, how many episodes are in This Is Us season 6?

still from ‘A Final Chapter to Remember | NBC’s This Is Us’, NBC

How many episodes are in This Is Us season 6?

The sixth season is expected to be made up of 18 episodes in total.

This may not come as too much of a surprise to fans because all of the seasons bar the previous were made up of the same amount.

Season 5 offered slightly less at 16, which was likely influenced by production obstacles and delays that arose in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As has been the case since the show began, we can expect a number of hiatuses to break up the schedule. With that in mind, the finale should arrive on screens sometime in July 2022.

But, will we see the series return after that?

This Is Us | Season 6: The Final Chapter Official Trailer | NBC

Does season 6 mark the end of This Is Us?

Yes, the sixth has been billed as the final season of This Is Us, with episode 18 expected to wrap things up and offer a concrete conclusion for audiences.

While this may seem disheartening to fans, it’s important to address that NBC didn’t pull the plug on the series; it wasn’t cancelled and audiences can rest assured that the story hasn’t been rushed to offer a quick conclusion.

It’s going to be the end of an era, and upon hearing the news, the obvious question is this…

Why is This Is Us ending?

Well, previous interviews with the creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman have long suggested that ending on season 6 was the plan all along:

While chatting about the third season’s finale in 2019, he explained:

“I think we’re roughly in the middle of where the television series is going to go. We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, and so we have a very direct plan. But yeah, I think where you find the characters right now, you’re in the middle of their story.”

He added: “If you were in the movie theater, you’d be at the moment where you’re about an hour into the movie wondering what’s going to happen.”

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