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THIS IS US Premiere Sneak Peeks – Grab Your Kleenex

By on September 19, 2016

THIS IS US -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Gerald McRaney as Doctor K -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Grab your Kleenex, guys. You’re going to need them because This is Us premieres Tuesday on NBC, and it doesn’t pull its emotional punches.

The new ensemble series, starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz, carries the rather ambiguous network loglines “sometimes life will surprise you.”

What we learned from our screening of the pilot episode is sometimes broadcast TV can surprise you too.

Part drama, part comedy, and all feels, This is Us is a gentle story about a collection of seemingly random people who on first inspection seem to share no obvious ties apart from a shared birth date. But keep watching, because when you discover what those ties are …. did you remember the Kleenex?

From a terrified couple facing a complicated birth (of triplets) to an adoptee searching for his birth father, to an overweight young woman searching for love, to a handsome actor yearning to be taken seriously in his craft … ok seriously, what do these people have to do with each other?

NBC says This is Us will “challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.”

We say, look at these three new sneak peek clips from the premiere episode and make up your own mind. And if you need a hug afterwards, we’re here for you.

This is Us premieres  Tuesday Sept. 20 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) on NBC.

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