NBC to air Paley Center Special before Season 3 premiere of 'This Is Us'

The one hour special will usher in the new season with clips, interviews with the stars and creators, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the series comes together each week


                            NBC to air Paley Center Special before Season 3 premiere of 'This Is Us'

As fans eagerly await the new season of 'This Is Us', NBC announced that they will air 'The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us' ahead of the season three premiere of the Emmy award-winning family drama on Sept. 18 at 10 PM ET/PT.

The one-hour special captures the excitement of 'This Is Us' with clips, interviews with the stars and creators, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the series comes together each week. The highlights of the first two seasons bring new viewers up to speed and give avid fans a chance to see their favourite scenes in a new light. Cast members, writers and producers contribute their own interpretations of the events and explain why they made certain crucial choices with the characters and plot.

"Upon its 2016 premiere, This Is Us captured the hearts of viewers and immediately took its place as one of television’s most beloved dramas,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We are proud to once again partner with our friends at NBC for this very special look at the trials and triumphs of the Pearson family before the series returns for its highly anticipated third season.”  

'This Is Us' recently received eight Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Earlier this year the show won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. 

The third season of 'This Is Us' is set to premiere Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9 pm. 'This Is Us' stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson. 

Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthal executive produce. 'This Is Us' is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. 

'The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us' will be produced by The Paley Center for Media in association with Brad Lachman Productions. Maureen J. Reidy, Brad Lachman and Diane Lewis will executive produce. Bill Bracken will co-executive produce.