UPDATE: January 11, 2020, 3:38 p.m.: John Legend isn't the only big name set to make an appearance on season four of This Is Us; Sophia Bush and Pamela Adlon will also be joining the cast. During the TCAs on Saturday, January 11, show creator Dan Fogelman revealed that Bush and Adlon will guest-star when the hit drama returns in a few days. Fogelman didn't tease any details about how the former One Tree Hill actor will factor into the series, but he did reveal that Adlon—currently starring in FX's comedy Better Things—would be involved in Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) storyline.
“Sterling has an unbelievable arc in the back half of the season,” Fogelman said per EW, “and she plays an important role in the story.”
See the original report on Legend below.
During last night's Golden Globes, NBC aired a teaser for new episodes of This Is Us, and it featured a surprising face: John Legend.
The hit show about the Pearson family returns on January 14, and honestly, we expected some surprises and twists—such is the nature of the show. But if you had "John Legend as guest star" pegged as one of them, congrats, because we didn't see that coming. Entertainment Weekly confirmed Legend's appearance on the show, but no real details are known—other than the fact that he is sitting at a piano in the brief clip, indicating he may be playing himself.
The thing is, even his wife Chrissy Teigen is confused. A fan tweeted her, "Please tell us more about John on this is us." Teigen replied, "I had no idea until now and still don’t get it? his song or himself?"
Music plays an important part in the show, especially for Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore). Both characters do currently live in L.A., where the real-life Legend and Teigen reside. So perhaps they come into contact with the famous singer and Voice judge in that way. But we shall just have to wait and see.
It was a big weekend in the Teigen-Legend house, as they also welcomed a new rescue puppy named Petey into the family. Teigen posted lots of adorable videos of the little guy with their kids, Luna and Miles—including a hilarious one in which Luna calls her dad "John."
"Welcome to the family, Petey! thank you @theellenshow and @wagmorpets for making us aware of this adorable little rescue family. this little guy grabbed our heart first and will hold onto it forever!" she wrote on Instagram.
New episodes of This Is Us begin January 14 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. No specific date for Legend's appearance has been announced.
Originally Appeared on Glamour