How to watch This Is Us season 5 online: Is there a new episode tonight?

How to watch This Is Us season 5 online
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This Is Us season 5 start time, channel

This Is Us season 5 episode 14 airs Tuesday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

Hold the tissues — because you can't watch This Is Us season 5 online tonight. The NBC drama is taking a short hiatus, which means there is no new episode this week or for several weeks. 

This Is Us season 5 episode 14 marks the first of the final three episodes of the season. It isn't airing until May 11, so fans will have to wait more for more Pearson family action. 

The last episode found Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Kevin (Justin Hartley) finally have their long-awaited discussion about their brotherly relationship. It ended up being pretty intense, with Kevin realizing that he treats his brother differently because he is Black. But by acknowledging it, he's making a start toward healing the wounds between them. And Randall seems ready to forgive and move forward.

Here is everything to know about how to watch This Is Us season 5 online. 

How to watch This Is Us season 5 from anywhere on Earth

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss This Is Us season 5 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch This Is Us season 5 in the US

In the U.S., fans can watch This Is Us on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Episode 14 airs May 11.

The broadcast network can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV, two of the best streaming services on the market.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers a three-day free trial to check out all of its live TV features. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including NBC and Fox (in select cities), AMC, Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. 


Fubo.TV is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Family Plan ($65 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. 


Peacock is NBCUniversal's very own streaming network. The ad-supported Free tier comes with over 7,500 hours of content, while Peacock Premium ($4.99 per month) lets you stream new episodes of current shows the next day. 

How to watch This Is Us season 5 in the UK

Brits should get their handkerchiefs ready: This Is Us season 5 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video UK. Each episode will be available the day after the U.S. airing.

For Americans abroad who want to use the services they already pay for, check out ExpressVPN.

How to watch This Is Us season 5 in Canada

Canadians can tune into This Is Us season 5 at the same time as Americans, so Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on CTV.

This Is Us season 5 cast

The cast of This Is Us season 5 is headlined by the five actors playing the main members of the Pearson family:

  • Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson
  • Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson
  • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson
  • Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson
  • Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson

As well as the young actors who portray the Pearson siblings in past flashbacks:

  • Randall: Niles Fitch (ages 16–18) and Lonnie Chavis (ages 9–12)
  • Kate: Hannah Zeile (ages 16–18) and Mackenzie Hancsicsak (ages 9–12)
  • Kevin: Logan Shroyer (ages 16–18) and Parker Bates (ages 9–12)

The cast also includes the actors playing the Pearsons' spouses, significant others, relatives and children:

  • Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Randall's wife
  • Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon, Kate's husband
  • Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas, Rebecca's second husband and Jack's best friend
  • Caitlin Thompson as Madison Simons, Kate's best friend and mother of Kevin's expected twins
  • Ron Cephas Jones as William "Shakespeare" Hill, Randall's biological father.
  • Eris Baker as Tess Pearson, Randall and Beth's older daughter (present day)
         Iantha Richardson as Tess (as an adult in the future)
  • Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson, Randall and Beth's younger daughter
  • Lyric Ross as Deja Pearson, Randall and Beth's adopted daughter 
  • Asante Blackk as Malik Hodges, Deja's boyfriend
  • Griffin Dunne as Nicholas "Nicky" Pearson, Jack's brother (present day)
         Michael Angarano as Nicky (as a young man in the past)
  • Blake Stadnik as Jack Damon, Kate and Toby's son (as an adult in the future)
  • Josh Hamilton as Eli Mason, Madison's doctor

It's possible season 5 will bring back these key cast members:

  • Adelaide Kane as Hailey, Kate and Toby's adoptive daughter (as an adult in the future)
  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Sophie, Kevin's childhood love and ex-wife
         Amanda Leighton as Sophie (young adult in the past)
  • Jennifer Morrison as Cassidy Sharp, a friend of Kevin and Nicky's from AA

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.