This Is Us is going back to its past—on Tuesday nights. According to TV Guide, the hit NBC drama won’t make the move two days forward to Thursdays as previously announced by NBC. “This Is Us” was previously announced as the cornerstone of the network’s revamped Thursday night Must-See TV lineup, and it would have gone against Shonda Rhimes’ hit legal drama “Scandal.” But now the network has decided to keep “This Is Us” in its original timeslot on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET.

Why did NBC announce a schedule change and then switch it back?

The powers-that-be at NBC know that "This Is Us” is the network's biggest new drama series.

The network switched the show, which stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, back to its original night for its sophomore season to avoid preempting it for Thursday night football and the 2018 Winter Olympics. The original plan would have included several big interruptions due to NFL football games, with “This Is Us” airing for six weeks and then taking a six-week break to accommodate the NFL schedule. Now, that won’t have to happen and fans can focus on the Pearson clan’s drama without a painful six-week hiatus.

This fall, “This Is Us” will now follow the long-running NBC singing competition “The Voice” and serve as a lead-in for the buzzy “Law and Order” true crime series, “The Menendez Brothers.”

‘This is Us’ stars react to the switcheroo

While the “This Is Us” cast was initially flattered by the announcement of the change to the coveted Thursday night time slot, they are also embracing the familiar territory of Tuesday nights.

“This Is Us" stars Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz both posted about the schedule switch on social media. Both stars seemed very happy that their show will now stay safe and snug on Tuesday nights, sandwiched between a hit lead-in and a high-profile new series.

Of course, "This Is Us” was a blockbuster hit for the NBC, and it will likely do well no matter where it lands on NBC's schedule.

The original idea to move the show to Thursday nights was deemed as risky by some, but diehard fans of the show would follow it anywhere.

Variety magazine previously reported that “This Is Us” would also air a special post-Super Bowl episode next February and would also feature a Christmas special in its second season. NBC has not announced plans to pull either of those plans from the schedule.

“This Is Us” returns for season 2 this September on NBC.

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