This Is Us is one of the most popular shows on the air.
It's one of few shows that can simultaneously makes audiences laugh and cry.
Indeed, a series that follows a family over various decades may sound boring, but This Is Us has already proven to have staying power -- it's been renewed for the next THREE seasons!
As we look ahead to the show's fourth season, we've rounded up all of the information we know about it below.
Oh, yeah: SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!
What the Eff is Going on with Rebecca?
This Is Us Season 3 concluded with an elderly Rebecca in a bad way. She was not recognizing her son, Randall, leading to concerns from fans that she was about to die.
"Possibly this is someone near the end of their life experiencing a lack of awareness and confusion that comes with extreme old age," showrunner, Elizabeth Berger tells Glamour.
Rebecca Is Probably About to Die
The beauty of This Is Us spanning decades is that even if Rebecca dies in the future, Mandy Moore will remain part of the series.
"I think it definitely feels like Rebecca is very near the end of her life and that her passing is imminent, and that’s why everyone has decided to descend upon Kevin’s house," showrunner Isaac Aptaker said.
Nicky Changes His Ways
Nicky's life was all over the place during the show's third season. The family tried to help him get sober to give him the best quality of life. Things took a turn when it was revealed that he had changed int he future and was right by Rebecca's side. "We’re seeing a guy in a better place than when we last left him," Aptaker says.
"The fact that he aged really well shows he’s in a much better place mentally and physically than when we left him in that trailer."
Miguel is MIA (For Now)
Miguel was ominously missing from the flash-forward, but don't expect his fate to be revealed during This Is Us Season 4. His fate will not be revealed until This Is Us Season 5 or 6. Yikes.
Melanie Liburd as Kim - This Is Us
It was reported following the third season finale that Melanie Liburd was bowing out as a series regular, but her storyline is not over.
"We love writing for her, so we’re always going to be looking for ways to bring her back into the story and into the fold," Aptaker says. "But we will not be watching week-to-week storylines between her and Kevin next year."
That makes sense given that she and Kevin broke up.
Is Kate Dead or Alive?
Kate's fate has been the topic of many conversations among fans, but we may be waiting a while for answers. "I think it’s wide open at this point what has become of Kate," Berger says.
"I can’t promise next season," Aptaker says.
"But we know that in terms of the rank of people’s burning questions, that one is probably working its way up there. We’ll be mindful of that."
Tess Will Struggle
Tess seemed upset at the prospect of the family being moved to Philadelphia, and that will be explored during Season 4.
"To be Tess’s age and already be in the middle of coming to terms with your sexuality and then to throw in a move is only going to make things feel more complicated and more overwhelming," Berger says.
"We’re definitely going to be exploring that as soon as we come back next season."
Where Does This Is Us Season 4 Begin?
If you're a lover of the 1970s, then you're in for quite the treat:
This Is Us Season 4 will kick off in that time period.
We’re excited to get back to the ’70s with Jack and Rebecca when we return," Berger says.
"It’s a really romantic period, and we’re going to be seeing what happens when they come back from that amazing road trip and reality sets in and what happens next. We’re excited to see our 12-year-olds explore meatier stories about adolescence, and we’re excited to meet some new people that haven’t yet been introduced."
A New Generation of the Big Three
This Is Us Season 4 will introduce us to younger versions of the Big Three. Yes, above is younger iterations of Kate, Randall, and Kevin.
More Surprises Are Coming
"Where we’re starting the new season is kind of as ambitious as we’ve ever been," he tells Glamour. Sounds intriguing!
Is Season 4 the Final Season?
This Is Us is not ending any time soon! NBC has renewed the series for Season 5 and 6. Yes, there are plenty more tears to shed.
When Does This Is Us Season 4 Premiere?
This Is Us Season 4 premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 9/8c on NBC.