Who Do You Think You Are?: Reality Show Renewed for Season Three

Who Do You Think You Are? renewedNBC has given the go-ahead for a third season of its Who Do You Think You Are? reality series. The show follows celebrities as they travel far and wide to trace their ancestral roots. Celebrities that have taken part thus far include Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Vanessa L. Williams, Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, and Kim Cattrall. Lisa Kudrow is the executive producer and has also appeared on camera, traveling as far as Poland.

Who Do You Think You Are? started off season one with a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.85 million viewers. By the end of the season, the ratings had fallen to a 1.2 in the demo and 5.21 million. Still, NBC opted to bring it back for another season.

Three episodes of season two have aired so far and have averaged a 1.3 rating and 6.6 million viewers. Those aren’t great numbers but apparently good enough for a Friday night timeslot. There are five more episodes to go for season two which is expected to wrap in early April.

What do you think? Do you like the Who Do You Think You Are? series? Glad to see it renewed?

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  1. Barbara Honea says

    I love this show! I can’t wait to watch it and recommend it to many friends and
    family members, especially those who are into genealogy. Please bring it back!
    Our ancestry is so meaningful – our own stories are all worth telling!

  2. Christine Mickelson says

    I Love the show, “Who do you think you are”! I’ve been waiting for it to come back on. Don’t tell me the show was cancelled! Bring it back!!!!!!

  3. C. Hornak says

    It would be terrible if this show was cancelled. An educational show compared to all the other junk is so refreshing. I too would like to see the stories of average people. Please keep this show on; perhaps in a later time spot

  4. J. Wilbur says

    Love that show! It is very interesting and got me into Ancestry.com for my family. Politicians and notable around the world should participate also.

  5. Joan Green says

    So glad to hear it will be back; one of the most interesting shows ever! Have learned a lot about doing research, not to mention history!

  6. Mike Mehaffey says

    We love the show! Wish it was on every week now. Maybe its on too early on friday for people.Maybe friday is not the right night?Lots of people likes shows that aren’t about gay marriage and their society.Hoping it will be on again.My wife and I watch more h.g. t.v. than network because a large part of it is crap!Give us normal people something to watch too.

  7. susanbrass says

    This show is amazing. It shows us where we came from and maybe we can reconnect or connect to family. It is also an interesting study in how diverse America is. How we are all the same but different. I find family stories fascinating inspiring and informative. We need more shows that give us these human qualities rather than shows where the actors portray people who hurt each other. Thats not entertainment or productive as far as I am concerned. Thanx to the stars and Lisa Kudrow for the show!

  8. aletner says

    So upset over this my mother daughter and sisteralso love this show and it was. A weekly conversation over each episode

  9. says

    Please keep running more seasons of Who Do You Think You Are! It encourages me to keep looking for all my relatives that my grandmother left the tree for. She made huge discoveries without the computer so I should make leaps and bounds with Ancestry.com.

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoy it!

    Thank You!

  10. Norah Pratton says

    Ancestry, you are missing out on the opportunity for the greatest audience ever. Do a show on President Barak Obama’s ancestry and include the latest information about his mother’s ancestry and the slavery connection. EVERYONE would be watching that. EVERYONE! Please talk with him and get busy! I want this show to stay on the air. i never miss it.

    • Anonymous says

      Unfortunetly, this will never happen.The real truth of our president’s origin will never come out and the events that happened to keep the truth from ever coming to light. It will eventually be revealed in the distant future and only then; people will know what I suspect.

  11. Lynette Pena says

    I love this show, so much tha I try not to miss a show. It makes me think of my own family and the s

  12. Dianne Sealey says

    It is like living out my fantasy of going way beyond exploring my roots on my computer and traveling to the actual sites. Some touching stories from real people who happen to be famous.

  13. says

    I found all my childhood stories came true…we are in fact descendants of Daniel Boone.
    I found my cousin in Ireland; he lives minutes from the family home where the 7 that left Ireland had been born and raised. It was a grand experience, it would be better if they let regular folks go fill in some blanks, I would like to find my Greek Grandfather’s family in Greece but it is a bit sticky there now, records may be destroyed. Good luck all!

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