Season 3 of This Is Us is set to premiere on September 25 on NBC, but the Pearsons will be making an unofficial return to your living room a little earlier than that. A week before the premiere, the network will air a one-hour special of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews to get us more excited for the new episodes than we already are.

The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us will air on Tuesday, September 18, at 10pm ET/PT. The special will feature highlights from seasons 1 and 2, a look at how the show gets made each week, and brand-new interviews with the show鈥檚 writers, producers, and cast, including Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, and more.

鈥淯pon its 2016 premiere, This Is Us captured the hearts of viewers and immediately took its place as one of television鈥檚 most beloved dramas,鈥 Paley Center President and CEO Maureen J. Reidy said, according to Deadline. 鈥淲e are proud to once again partner with our friends at NBC for this very special look at the trials and triumphs of the Pearson family before the series returns for its highly anticipated third season.鈥

The stars of the hit NBC family drama will share their thoughts on what鈥檚 in store for the Pearson family in season 3, which some of the cast members have already done in recent weeks. Hartley has said that the new season will uncover some 鈥渟uper heartbreaking鈥 and 鈥渟hocking鈥 information about Jack Pearson鈥檚 past, while Moore has said that it鈥檚 the best season yet but 鈥not for the faint of heart.

Get a sneak peek into season 3 when The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us airs on Tuesday, September 18, at 10pm ET/PT, and watch the season 3 premiere on Tuesday, September 25, at 9pm ET/PT on NBC.

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