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Attention fans of This Is Us. Looks like you can stop hydrating in anticipation of the show’s midseason return. This Is Us creators have just announced that there will be a delay in the return of everyone’s favorite tearjerker.

When we last left the Pearson family, two out of three of the adult children were doing semi-okay. Kate was continuing to grieve over her miscarriage, but the loss did lead the way for some mending of her relationship with her mother, Rebecca. Kate and Toby had also agreed that they would try again for another child, which gave us hope for the super cute couple.

As for Randall, he was finally healing, after he just about finished us off with saying goodbye to his foster daughter Deja. Like, come on! Is there not a maximum for the number of times a story line can make us cry in one hour? Because Randall definitely went over it even with his weird Pac-Man monologue.

Then there’s Kevin. How Justin Hartley did not receive a Golden Globe nomination for his character Kevin’s downward spiral into alcoholism and pain killer addiction is beyond us. He is a very pretty face, but this season we saw that he is more than that. Last we saw, Kevin had just been arrested for a DUI after he was caught driving with Randall’s oldest daughter Tess. If we were Kevin, we would choose jail over facing Randall’s wife Beth.

But sadly, we’re going to have to wait to see what happens with Kevin, Randall, and Kate. With the news of the delay in the return of This Is Us, the series will no longer be returning on Tuesday, January 2 as previously announced. Instead, the show is being pushed back a week to Tuesday, January 9.

Sure, it’s only a week. At least, that would be our response for any other show. But we’re talking about This Is Us, and if we don’t get a good cry out once a week may explode.

The only silver lining in the delay is that creators confirmed that the change in dates is to accommodate more episodes running consecutively leading up to the start of the Winter Olympics. We look forward to the year when the sport of dramatic crying over a TV show is added to the games. We’re taking home a gold medal.

 

This Is Us returns to CTV on Tuesday, January 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

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