This Is Us

This Is Us' Return: How Will Obama's Tuesday Speech Affect It?

This Is Us fans who live in the Eastern and Central time zones will have to wait a little longer to find out if Toby survived his heart attack.

With NBC set to broadcast President Obama’s farewell speech to the nation live next Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9/8c, the network is pushing back This Is Us‘ winter premiere to 10 pm on the East Coast and 9 pm in the Central time zone. Folks on the West Coast, meanwhile, will get a double dose of the freshman drama — Episode 11 will air twice, first at 9 pm and again at 10 pm.

Scroll down for a snapshot of NBC’s wonky Jan. 10 primetime schedule:

Eastern time zone
8 p.m. — The Wall
9 p.m. — President Obama address
9:40 p.m. — The Wall (repeat, joined in progress)
10 p.m. — This Is Us

Central time zone
7 p.m. — The Wall (original)
8 p.m. — President Obama address
8:40 p.m. — The Wall (repeat, joined in progress)
9 p.m. — This Is Us

Mountain time zone
7 p.m. — President Obama address
7:40 p.m. — The Wall (Dec. 19 episode, joined in progress)
8 p.m. — This Is Us
9 p.m. — The Wall

Pacific time zone
8 p.m. — The Wall
9 p.m. — This Is Us
10 p.m. — This Is Us (repeat of 9 p.m. episode)

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  1. kmw says:

    Thanks for all the time zone showings. I think its good that NBC pushed them back in the Eastern and Central areas. Now I just wish the other networks would tell us what they are doing

  2. THANK YOU. It’s always confusing and this show matters to me (as does the address).

  3. lastfrontier84 says:

    Obama: screwing over the country until the very end.

  4. Sarah says:

    Any word on Fox?

    • kmw says:

      Yes FOX said Bones will be airing after his address which would be around 925 P.M. ET. I guess its better than being delayed another week. I only looked at Bones airing not the other shows though

  5. Dave says:

    Chicago Fire????

  6. What about Agents of Shield?

  7. Macrisy Jim says:

    Anyone thinks NBC’s Tuesday schedule is full of programmes with ironic words: This is Us, President address, and The Wall? No one could have scripted it better.