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How to watch This Is Us season 5 online

How to watch This Is Us season 5 online
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This Is Us season 5 episodes 4 airs Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. 

Stock up on tissues to watch This Is Us season 5 online. The NBC drama is back more family dysfunction, romance, heartbreak, sibling rivalry and — because it's 2020 — pandemic quarantine. This Is Us season 5 began with a two-hour premiere episode. Now, after episode 4, it will go on a hiatus until January 2021.

This Is Us season 5 is more topical than ever, since the writers have included storylines reflecting ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as this summer's Black Lives Matters protests. Characters wear masks and practice social distancing, while Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) grapples with being a Black man raised by a white family.

Before the season premiere, series creator Dan Fogelman told reporters that "we're spending a lot of time in the family cabin this year, by design." That included the "Big 3's" 40th birthday celebration and the Pearsons will continue to spend some of their quarantine there.

At some point, This Is Us season 5 will address the argument lingering between Randall and Kevin (Justin Hartley), with Kate (Chrissy Metz) uncomfortably stuck between her two brothers. "It will be in the front and center of our show for for quite a bit," Fogelman said.

Meanwhile, due to star Mandy Moore's real-life pregnancy, fans may not see as much of older Rebecca later in the season Her baby bump shouldn't be a problem for flashbacks of Rebecca with Jack (Milo Ventimiglia).

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 every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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.

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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
  • 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)
  • Caitlin Thompson as Madison Simons, Kate's best friend and mother of Kevin's expected twins
  • 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