Who Do You Think You Are?: Cancelled TV Series May Be Revived

Who Do You Think You AreAccording to a new report, TLC is in talks to resurrect Who Do You Think You Are?. NBC cancelled the reality show in May after three seasons and 27 episodes. The program had a partnership with the Ancestry.com site and follows celebrities as they trace their family history.

Bloomberg says that the cable channel is in talks to bring back the show and supposedly talks have reached an “advanced stage.” The article also notes that producers have also had talks with other outlets to potentially pick it up. No other details were offered and the sources asked to remain anonymous.

NBC’s cancellation reportedly contributed to a plunge in stock prices that caused Ancestry.com’s stock to lose a third of its value earlier this year. The revival of Who Do You Think You Are? would theoretically help attract more users and boost prospects for the sale of the company.

What do you think? Would you like to see a fourth season of the Who Do You Think You Are TV series?

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  1. Sheila says

    Please bring Who Do You Think You Are? back! It was one of the few TV shows that I looked forward to seeing. Not only did I find it interesting but I have found places to obtain info. on my own genealogy work. And I know everal people who are now doing genealogy after watching this show.

  2. says

    Absolutely bring this show back!!!
    Talk about the ultimate reality show… real people, real lives! Besides, it is the sneakiest way I can think of to interest my children (who did watch it with me) in history. I have seen all the UK and Australian shows that are available on You Tube. I also greatly enjoy the series on PBS. If NBC wants to participate in the continual dumbing down of America, then so be it. That was the only show I watched on NBC. Perhaps, if more notable stars had been interested in or approached about their family trees, maybe they would have brought in better ratings. I can think of at least two more seasons worth of stars I would like to see.
    Hopefully, a cable network will be smart enough to pick this up.

  3. Dave says

    This was a great family show. It also contributed to wholesome interests for families. Please bring this show back

  4. Tara says

    Yes, bring it back! My mom and I enjoyed watching together as we are both very interested in genealogy (she does her own family tree research).

  5. Laura Coffell says

    It’s a great show! Some of the stars from the UK would be interesting to see here. I agree that ancestry members would also be interesting to watch. Anyone not interested in the
    show obviously hasn’t done family research. It’s exciting to have a photo pop up on
    ancestry of a family member you’ve not seen before from past times.

  6. D. Nichols says

    I am extremely disappointed to hear that NBC has cancelled this show.
    It was the only thing I was interested in watching on Friday nights and have
    been searching and eagerly waiting for the next season! Yes, some may feel that
    it’s not that big of a deal to trace the roots of celebs. But I found it exciting to see
    how real geneoligists do the background work. I would love to have my history
    traced and just don’t have the time or the resources. How wonderful it would be to have them do it for me!

  7. Vicki Jayne says

    I am so disappointed that NBC cancelled this show. I hope you rethink the really good wholesome programs you cancel, and then replace with unfulfilling, family unfriendly, channel turner, smut. NBC will be off my list of Friday viewing. Hope someone brings it back. You blew it on this decision, ratings or not….Sheesh…

  8. Erea says

    Great show ! Such a wonderful, fresh and interesting change of pace from all of the cop shows and tacky, staged reality shows. Ouit dumbing down t.v. !

  9. Judy Lee says

    Didn’t care much about this show either. Who cares about tracing the lineage of a television personality? They were right to cancel it in the first place.

  10. Why Watch says

    I didn’t care about learning about celebrities and who their past relatives were. Picking a average citizen and then finding out they were related to someone historical (or not) would have been more interesting to me. I find ordinary citizens to be more interesting than most egotistical celebrities.

  11. says

    I absolutely loved this show, and you’re right! I almost always renewed my Ancestry.com subscription right after seeing someone I cared about on it. Maybe I’m a sucker!

    Anyway, glad to see that they’re talking about bringing it back.

  12. anna flanagan says

    Please bring back that show. I absolutely loved it.
    Please let me know when it will be back
    Ann Flanagan
    River Forest, IL

  13. KB says

    It seems like they ought to be able to do this pretty cheaply by buying some of the foreign episodes that star celebrities US viewers are likely to know… quite a few of the UK people are famous enough for that.

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