Beverly Hills, CA -- The creators and cast of NBC’s smash hit drama series This Is Us gathered at the Television Critics Association Press tour with the main focus of their panel being the show’s highly anticipated second season. What we learned during the press conference: The present-day storyline picks up on the 37th birthday of Kate (Chrissy Metz), Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) -- one year after the pilot. The past storyline begins the day after last season’s heated exchange between Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore). In casting news, Sylvester Stallone will guest star, along with That '70s Show alumna Debra Jo Rupp. We also learned the creative team behind the show is confident that the Emmy Award-nominated groundwork laid in the first season will continue.