Mandy Moore said it would be difficult to let go of her long-running soap This Is Us on Friday after news of its cancellation became official.
The 37-year-old actress and singer shared a bittersweet Instagram post citing Dan Fogelman, the creator of the series.
Mandy said she will “soak up every moment” of the show’s final 18 episodes, which will air in early 2022.
Always Ready: Mandy Moore, 37, said it would be difficult to drop her soap opera This Is Us on Friday after news of its cancellation became official; seen in november
Fogelman reflects on the difficulty of saying goodbye to something meaningful in his own post.
“Anyone who said ‘all good things must come to an end’ has never had to end their favorite thing,” he wrote. “While sad that we only have one season left, we are also grateful to NBC for allowing us to finish the show how and when we always wanted to.
“We will work hard to keep the landing going,” he added, with the hashtag, “#ThisIsUs”.
Mandy seemed determined to savor the end of the series in her own commentary.
“Officially official. There is one season of my favorite work left, ”she wrote. “You can bet we’ll soak up every moment.
Savoring: Mandy wrote that she would “soak up every moment” as she filmed the last 18 episodes of the series
Moore also shared Fogelman’s post in his Instagram Stories with more comments.
“I’m already VERY moved by the end of my favorite job. BUT… We have a whole season to wrap things up as planned, ”she wrote.
The actress, who welcomed her first son August Harrison with husband Taylor Goldsmith in February, also shared a cute photo of her pregnancy days as she cradled her baby bump in a sleeveless beige satin dress.
“I miss my bump,” she wrote, adding, “But I love that I can squeeze my little man even tighter. ”
Don’t worry: “I’m already VERY moved by the end of my favorite job,” she wrote. ” BUT …. we have a whole season to conclude things as has always been planned ”
Old times: The actress, who welcomed her first son August Harrison with husband Taylor Goldsmith in February, also shared a return photo of herself cradling her baby bump.
News of the show’s end was first reported on Wednesday by The Hollywood Reporter, but it wasn’t until Friday that NBC confirmed the news.
The network also indicated that the series will move to a new start date as a mid-season show in early 2022.
The location is usually set aside for shows to make up for newly canceled series, but that’s an intentional choice, as this start date will allow the show to air all 18 episodes without any major interruptions between them.
Forehand: NBC announced that the show would drop in mid-season 2022, which would allow it to air all 18 episodes with little to no interruptions between them; still from This Is Us
‘Obviously because of COVID this year, [This Is Us‘] The program has been intermittent and we want to honor the fans by making sure we have the best viewing experience possible, ”Entertainment President Susan Rovner of NBC Universal Television said Friday, according to TV Line.
“By putting it in mid-season, we will have as few interruptions as possible,” she explained. “I think it will be a great event for the fans to enjoy this amazing show. “
Due to interruptions related to a pandemic, the series was interrupted and was only able to air three consecutive episodes once.
For fans: “Because of COVID this year, [This Is Us‘] The program has been intermittent and we want to honor the fans by making sure we have the best viewing experience possible, ”Entertainment President Susan Rovner of NBC Universal Television said on Friday, according to TV Line.
No more? The popular and critically acclaimed TV show This Is Us from creator Dan Fogelman seems to be coming to an end; Mandy Moore is seen here with Milo Ventimiglia
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The show has been a powerhouse of awards with Emmy nominations for drama series and for stars Ventimiglia, Moore, Sterling K Brown Brown and Metz.
The final season is expected to have 18 episodes, which will bring the series’ total episodes to over 100. That number means producers could get a generous “off-grid syndication deal” according to the site, which would mean a big payday for Fogelman and Disney, who now owns the series.
There have been hints over the years that the show would end. In May 2019, sources told THR that season six would be “probably the last.”
Made? The Hollywood Reporter, the series starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia will not return after the sixth season on Wednesday
Beloved Actors of the Series: Sterling K Brown as Randall and Lyric Ross as Deja
Fogelman also said that in 2019 the show will not last very long.
“We never intended to do a TV series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages that I have written and I write that are really deep, deep, deep into the future. We have a plan for what we’re going to do, and I know what the plan is, ”he told THR.
Fogelman also said that during the third season, the show is halfway there.
It comes after Moore joked that her baby might need “therapy” after seeing her aged for This Is Us.
The 37-year-old actress’ portrayal of Rebecca Pearson on the NBC drama series forces her to transform into older and younger versions of the character and she joked that she feared her face change would have a traumatic effect on both of her. month. old son August, known as Gus.
Breaking soon: And the site added that NBC will make the announcement as early as Friday, when the network is to discuss the fall schedule for the 2021-22 season; Chrissy Metz seen on the right with Chris Sullivan on the left
Mandy shared a video of herself in April in a full aging makeup while breastfeeding the toddler and said in the Instagram Story clip, “It’s an end of season five. Now I am just feeding my child. I hope he doesn’t need therapy for this later.
Later that day, Mandy – who is married to Taylor Goldsmith – shared another video of herself in bed and without any trace of the character, and expressed her gratitude for the drama’s longevity.
She told her fans, “I just got home and went to bed and felt really grateful.
A tense scene: we see Justin Hartley chatting in a subway
“I can’t believe we did 88 TV episodes. It’s beyond my wildest dreams and understanding.
And I feel incredibly grateful to have a job that fills me so much, and so grateful to all of you who continue to watch and support the work we all do, especially during such weird times over this past year.
“So thank you for staying with us. And more to come!
New addition: Moore welcomed her first child, son August Harrison Goldsmith, in February