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. Donna says

    Love this show. It inspired my family to look into our geneology and inspired us to visit Ireland this spring. Please bring this show back!

  2. Shari says

    I LOVE this show!! please please bring it back!! One of the few reality shows that I like and doesnt involve ugly drama. Instead it is heartwarming, interesting and informative to those of us researching our own family history.

  3. Cheri says

    I look forward to this show every evening, cancelling any plans on Friday nights so that I don’t miss an episode. PLEASE bring this wonderful, touching program back. It helps all of us connect to our past and to each other across the oceans, across generations and across history. One of our greatest passions is to know where we come from. If you do not know history, you cannot effectively change the present or the future.

  4. Eileen says

    I would love to see this show revived, I don’t care for some of the really shows, but this one is very interesting.

  5. says

    I looked forward to this TV show,WDYTYA..it was adult and was so interesting. It was such a great learning tool ,Everyone in the house loved it from the 9 year old child to the 71 year old. It is a rare program that appealed to everyone. Please won’t NBC or someone pick it up?

  6. Pat says

    Friday night was the night I looked forward to the most because of WDYTYA. I truly hope this program finds another network “home”. I miss it very much.

  7. R Dozier says

    This was a wonderful learning family show. It figures that they would cancel it, seeing the whole family could watch it together and learn something. Now a days , programing has to have vampires, shoot them up , beat them up, murder, sexual under lying theme, etc to get a spot on tv line up, other than the reality shows. Please , Please TLC take on this show in your line up for 2013 and onward.

  8. Tammy N. says

    I would love to see this show back on the air. I am a geneology buff and now my children are old enough to gewt into it as well. It is interesting to find out about your past history and that’s what i enjoyed about the show so much. It made famous people seem more real. Please put it back on the air!!!

  9. Bonnie says

    I certainly hope another network picks up this show! Who do you think you are, genealogy based show is, was one of the best programs on TV. Please bring it back! We never missed a show, and even if the celebrity was not of great interest we watched anyway and would become absorbed in that persons history. What a wonderful example of the melting pot that is America and the toils, greatness and pure pleasure of eavesdropping in on how different families came to America. I suggest maybe a contest with one or two families a season winning a genealogy search of their own sponsored by the show. It could be built up in soundbites and the public WOULD become interested in everyday Americans and how their families arrived. Anyway, with all the junk and flotsam and jetsom of crap ON TV, WHAT A REFRESHING GREAT SHOW! BONNIE

  10. Sue C. says

    I would dearly love a fourth season of Who Do You Think You Are. It is one of my favorite programs and I look forward to watching it all week. And I would like it on a major network because I don’t have cable. Thank you.

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