NBC has renewed “This is Us” for three more seasons. The network will air 18 new episodes per season of popular family drama, one of TV’s top-rated shows. “This is Us” was this season’s most-watched entertainment program among adults age 18-49 — the key demographic in selling time to advertisers. The show totaled 13.8 million viewers.
New shows from NBC will have to wait until after the fall. The network announced a new drama, “Bluff City Law,” marking the return of former “L.A. Law” star Jimmy Smits in another legal series. Two new comedies will join the Thursday lineup: “Perfect Harmony” stars Bradley Whitford as a music teacher, and “Sunnyside” features Kal Penn, in a show about a disgraced New York City Councilman trying to help a diverse group hoping to become American citizens.
Several of NBC’s returning shows, including “Will & Grace” and the serialized drama “Manifest,” will be debut later in the new season.
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