It’s been a big news today for primetime shows getting network pick-ups for the new season or cancellation. But there was great news for Justin Hartley (Adam Newman, The Young and the Restless)! The Dan Fogelman untitled project in which he was cast as series regular, now has a name and has been ordered to series by NBC.
The new series is a dramedy now titled This Is Us. It stars Mandy Moore (Red Band Society), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gilmore Girls) and Sterling K. Brown (The People Vs. OJ Simpson), along with Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones who round out the terrific cast.
The premise follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect.
Justin’s role in the pilot for the series was described as “Kevin”, a handsome and successful television actor with an underlining boredom in his ultimate bachelor life.
For Fogelman, the This Is Us pick-up was welcome news as both his other series Galavant and Grandfathered were canceled by ABC and Fox. How the news of the network pick-up will effect Hartley’s availability on the number one soap opera remains to be seen.
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