It was announced today that NBC is cancelling Who Do You Think You Are? This Friday’s episode featuring Paula Deen will be the last new one for the US show on NBC.
In a press release from Ancestry.com, they will be “exploring other avenues of distribution”. In social networking discussions, some genealogists have suggested they look to cable networks, specifically the History Channel, TLC, or Discovery.
Let’s hope Ancestry finds a new home for this show.
The original version of WDYTYA? began in 2004 on the BBC and has had eight series so far. BBC episodes have aired in many countries, sometimes leading to local versions. The international adaptations include the US, Canada (1 season, 2007-8), Australia (3 seasons aired, renewed for 4th and 5th), Israel (2010), Poland (2006-7), Russia, Germany (4 episodes, 2008), Ireland (2 seasons, 2008-9), South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Netherlands.