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'This Is Us' Was Originally Going to Be About Octuplets

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    The cast and crew of the hit NBC show "This Is Us" spent the day at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey where they received a tour from marines. NBC10's Jacqueline London spoke with "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia about the hit show.

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    Fans of "This Is Us" know and love the the trio of Pearson children whose stories are told on the hit NBC drama.

    But when the show was still being sketched out, there were going to be eight Pearson kids, "Today" reported.

    "This Is Us" Creator Dan Fogelman said in the June edition of Emmy Magazine that he was originally going to saddle Jack and Rebecca Pearson with a set of octuplets, and the story was originally going to be a movie, according to People's look at the interview.