Why isn't 'This Is Us' on tonight? Election coverage bumps episode 7.

Why isn't 'This Is Us' on tonight? Election coverage bumps episode 7.

This Is Us? Not this week, it isn't.

NBC's hit new drama series isn't airing Tuesday night, instead airing its seventh episode Nov. 15 at its regular time, 9 p.m. Eastern. Why isn't This Is Us on, you may ask?

The answer is simple: There's a tiny, semi-significant election going on.

Like all of the major networks, NBC's Tuesday night programming has been pre-empted in favor of airing election coverage. So instead of watching the Pearson family living in their feelings for an hour, fans can live in their own feelings as they watch the next president of the United States get elected.

If politics isn't the gig tonight, one can always catch up on the previous six episodes of This is Us on NBC's website.