This Is Us fans have been left waiting for season 5, episode 7 after a repeat was shown on January 19th. But why is NBC showing reruns?
This Is Us fans were left disappointed on January 19th to find that NBC was showing a season 4 rerun rather than episode 7 of season 5.
After the tantalizing promo at the end of episode 6, the anticipation for the new episode was through the roof.
But just when is episode 7 of This Is Us season 5 going to air and why is NBC showing repeats?
This Is Us season 5
Season 5 of This Is Us began airing on October 27th, 2020, several weeks later than it normally would.
This is because of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a huge amount of delays across the film and TV industry.
However, while season 5 may have arrived a little later than planned, the episodes themselves have been as enthralling as ever, most notably Birth Mother, which saw Randall uncover some key information about his biological mother.
Episode 7, meanwhile, promises to be a nail-biting one as the promo at the end of episode 6 left Kevin’s fate uncertain.
When is season 5, episode 7 released?
- Episode 7 of This Is Us season 5 is slated to air at 9/8c on Tuesday, February 9th.
Meanwhile, on January 19th, 26th and February 2nd, NBC has shown repeated episodes in order to fill the gaps.
Why is NBC showing repeats?
- NBC has delayed This Is Us episode 7 due to Covid-related production delays in LA.
This Is Us creator and executive producer, Dan Fogelman took to Twitter on January 19th to explain the delay:
“No new episode of #ThisIsUs tonight – Covid-related production delays in LA have forced us to delay a few weeks.
“But the next few [episodes] are big ones, and we are close, so we hope you’ll hang in there with us. Sorry!”
After episode 7 was delayed again, this time until February 9th, Dan Fogelman posted on Twitter once again to apologize and thank fans for their patience.
This Is Us is scheduled to return to NBC on February 2nd, 2021.