Next week is great news for fans of “This Is Us” on NBC, given that it marks your first chance in the new year to watch the hit show again — and, in the process, finally learn a little bit about what happened to Toby and what his fate is.
However, we’ve learned now that there is going to be a slight change in the schedule on Tuesday, and it’s all thanks to the final address of President Barack Obama. Because of his speech, “This Is Us” is being delayed until 10:00 p.m. Eastern on the East Coast, that way the network doesn’t make things too confusing in terms of precisely when the show is starting back. From the time the speech ends to when we get to the start of the newest “This Is Us” episode, the network is going to air a repeat of “The Wall”.
Meanwhile, what this move means is that the episode of “Chicago Fire” originally scheduled to air at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night is now going to be pushed back. Odds are, it will air on January 17, but we’ll have some further information on that down the road.
For those of you located on the West Coast, “This Is Us” will still air its new episode at 9:00 p.m. and they are also going to repeat it at 10:00 just in case anyone gets confused. Given that this is NBC’s marquee show at the moment, we understand the desire to try and make it as easy to find as possible – especially since everyone wants to know what’s going on with Toby!
Once we have some more news about how this will impact some other networks, we’ll have it for you then. We do know that CBS will be airing a lot of repeats that night, so this won’t have much of an impact on them.
Do you think that NBC is handling this the right way? Share now in the comments, and head over here to get some other news when it comes to “This Is Us.” (Photo: NBC.)