“Who Do You Think You Are?” Returns to NBC

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The genealogy series is ready for a second go-round. 

NBC has ordered 13 new episodes of the Emmy-winning documentary series that follows celebrities as they trace their genealogy.

The series is an adaptation of the British BBC series. It premiered on NBC in 2010 where it ran for three seasons before being cancelled. It was then picked up by TLC, where it has aired for seven additional seasons. The series eleventh and latest season premiered in December, 2018. 

The series is produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky.

“Dan and I could not possibly be happier to be back at NBC where we get to work with Paul Telegdy, George Cheeks and Meredith Ahr. It honestly feels like we’re back home,” said Kudrow.

“Now, more than ever, people are looking to connect with their ancestry to uncover a deeper understanding of who they are,” said Ahr, President of Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment. “We’re excited to once again travel around the world with some of our favorite celebrities as they get answers and surprises about family members who came before them.”

“Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, along with our team at Shed Media, have made Who Do You Think You Are? not only a great television show but a genre-defining brand. We are thrilled to come back home to NBC. It couldn’t be a more perfect fit,” said Mike Darnell, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television President.

A premiere date and list of participants will be announced later.