This Is Us: Jennifer Morrison joining season 4 cast in major role

This Is… huge. This Is Us has tapped Once Upon a Time MVP Jennifer Morrison to join the Season 4 cast in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. Details about her character are being kept under wraps, but sources confirm that the in-demand actress will have a “substantial” presence on the NBC hit. 

NBC announced earlier this week that This Is Us Season 4 will bow Tuesday, Sept. 24. “I know lots,” leading lady Mandy Moore playfully bragged to TVLine earlier this month when we pressed her for intel on this fall’s first batch of episodes. “It’s fun to go out to dinner with [series creator] Dan [Fogelman] and let him get a tiny bit tipsy, and then he wants to tell you everything,” she told us, laughing. “And I let him! I tell him, ‘Here, have another glass of wine.’”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 12: Jennifer Morrison attends Ira and Bill DeWitt's Saint candle launch benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at MR CHOW on June 12, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for SAINT Candles)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 12: Jennifer Morrison attends the Launch of SAINT Modern Prayer Candles For A Cause on June 12, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Jennifer Morrison arrives at the InStyle Max Mara Women In Film Celebration at Chateau Marmont on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Jennifer Morrison and Ross Butler attend HBO's "Euphoria" premiere at the Arclight Pacific Theatres' Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Jennifer Morrison arrives at the LA Premiere Of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Jennifer Morrison attends the 18th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 01, 2019 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 04: Jennifer Morrison attends City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on May 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles )
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: Jennifer Morrison attends the "The Report" Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Actors John Rothman, Jennifer Morrison, director Scott Z. Burns, actors Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm attend the "The Report" Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Jennifer Morrison attends Brooks Brothers Host Annual Holiday Celebration in Los Angeles to Benefit St. Jude at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 09, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 09: Jennifer Morrison arrives at the Brooks Brothers Hosts Annual Holiday Celebration In Los Angeles To Benefit St. Jude at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 9, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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More’s onscreen daughter Chrissy Metz did offer up this minor spoiler: the opener will pick up roughly five months after the events of the finale.

Last month, NBC made the unprecedented decision to renew This Is Us for three more seasons.

Morrison became available for the plum This Is Us gig after CBS opted not to pick up her medical drama pilot Under the Bridge.

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