Series creator Dan Fogelman promised viewers a season of NBC's This Is Us unlike any they've seen before, and Bleeding Cool's resident show expert Tiffany Tchobanian has been your tour guide through a fourth season universe that's been blown wide open with new faces and possibilities. Now with the series set to return this week with "Light and Shadows" (with none other than guest star EGOT winner John Legend), NBC has released a righteous amount of preview images that shows the series isn't skipping a beat when it returns on January 14 – and that the mystery surrounding Rebecca's () future grows:
"This Is Us" season 4, episode 10 "Light and Shadows": Kevin searches for romance. Kate meets Toby's Crossfit friends. Randall travels to LA to be with Rebecca.
In addition, it was announced during last week's Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press event that Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill, Chicago P.D.) and Pamela Adlon (Better Things) will guest star later this season. Fogelman was hesitant to offer too much about either character – though he did have this to regarding Adlon's role in an upcoming Randall (Sterling K. Brown) storyline: "Sterling has an unbelievable arc in the back half of the season, and she plays an important role in the story."
Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. "This Is Us" chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day.
This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love." comes a smart, modern show that will welcome you into a family you feel you've known for years. Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson also star.
This Is Us is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, with Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak, and Jess Rosenthal serving as executive producers.