After a Decade, NBC Resurrects Celebrity-Filled Television Show


NBC is Drawing from the deep end unscripted televisionFill network’s summer calendar. Many favorite shows are returning, including America’s Got Talent American Ninja Warrior, but the network is bringing another  from the past back to the network after a decade.

Who do You Think You Are?From producer Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky will be returning to NBC after a decade. According to The Hollywood Reporter this series will air on Sunday, July 10th. It follows celebrities as their ancestry is traced and takes wild turns.

“Each week a different celebrity guest will go on a poignant search to trace their family tree with the help of genealogists, historians and experts, unlocking past mysteries and unbelievable real-life stories across the world and through time,”A press release from NBC reads. “Cutting-edge research tools and billions of digitized records from Ancestry(R), the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, will provide remarkable insights into the stars’ background and illustrate the cultural mosaic that connects us all together.”

The series aired for three seasons on NBC, before being transferred to TLC in 2013. It aired its last episode in December 2018. The series was resurrected by NBC in 2019, however, it has waited to be premiered. While the pandemic is likely to have played a role, the series’ nature almost caused the delay.

This series follows celebrities of all walks as they search for their family history using the assistance of historians, genealogists, and experts. The stars appearing this season are Zachary Levi, Nick Offerman and Billy Porter.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that America’s Got TalentSeason 17 of Dancing With Myself will be returning on May 31. Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel return with host Terry Crews. The live shows won’t begin until Aug. 9. However, they will be a part of the lead-in to Dancing With Myself. This series will follow dance challenges that will remind viewers TikTok clips in which contestants participate in dance challenges by Nick Jonas, Shakira, and Liza Koshy.

Who do You Think You Are? Both Finding Your Roots on PBS and an identical show, Who Do You Think You Are?, provide an amazing experience that many cannot help but to watch unfold. The show’s return to NBC could offer a glimpse into the past for those looking to build connections in today’s pandemic-ridden world.