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Billy Eichner has been teaming up with stars to stalk the streets of New York City and scream at unsuspecting bystanders for years. He may have now surpassed himself when it comes to recruiting celebrity accomplices, as Eichner brought four key cast members from NBC's hit drama This Is Us together for a new round of Billy on the Street. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley joined Eichner, and the collaboration made for a hilarious installment of TruTV's Billy on the Street. Check it out!
Well, this is one way to get Emmy buzz started! Billy Eichner doesn't hold back as he stomps up to innocent bystanders to demand their attention about his guests, and I have to give kudos to the bystanders this time around. I'm not sure I could be as collected as they were if I found myself with a microphone in my face on the streets, let alone with Billy Eichner shouting and Mandy Moore watching. While some of the folks were clearly lying at least a little bit when they claimed to be fans of This Is Us, the entire game went more smoothly than when Eichner was on the streets with Chris Pratt.
Mandy Moore deserves credit as well for laughing off the random guy's attempt to flirt with her. It was a bold move to ask if the TV star is single right in front of her, and she clearly wasn't expecting to get hit on, but her reaction made for one of the funniest moments of the video. While it wasn't exactly Will Ferrell asking passersby if Scrooged or Elf is a better Christmas movie, the guy with his eye on Mandy Moore is worth a rewatch or two. If nothing else, the video confirmed my suspicions that Mandy Moore is a total sweetheart. Of course, it's not the first time that cast members have gotten together to generate buzz for Season 2. Still, it's definitely the funniest.
Luckily, the folks at This Is Us don't exactly need Billy Eichner's shouts to generate attention to the series. It was the biggest new show to debut in the 2016-2017 TV season, winning huge ratings and even scoring a major multi-season renewal before its first season even ended. The cast was garnering awards attention early on, which could bode well for their Emmy chances. Throw in the mystery of Jack's fate and all the heartbreaking twists, and the show is pretty much guaranteed a big audience when it returns in the fall for Season 2.
NBC originally decided to move This Is Us to Thursdays for Season 2, but the network quickly reversed its decision and will be keeping the action on Tuesdays. Fans will be able to cry their way through primetime early in the week rather than waiting all the way to Thursday.
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