Hooray! Hooray! “Who Do You Think You Are?” Returning To TV On The Learning Channel (TLC)!

Hi Everyone!

Fireworks Celebration Clip ArtA recent Dick Eastman newsletter post noted with certainty that the fabulous genealogy show “Who Do You Think You Are?” will be returning to TV on Tuesday evening,  July 23, 2013, at 8 PM Central Time on The Learning Channel (TLC).

Eight new original episodes are planned for airing.

Rumors of various “stars” appearing in libraries with film crews have been reported previously.  They even said then that it was for the revival of this wonderful show.

So now you can mark your calendar for the day, date and time of the rebirth of this wonderful show and its new episodes!

Here is the full-text of the news item that appeared at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter (eogn.com):

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NBC had a very successful series in “Who Do You Think You Are?” but canceled the television programs after three seasons. Producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky have since negotiated a deal with TLC Network (see my earlier articles by starting at http://goo.gl/zzidk) and now have announced the premiere date for a new season: July 23  at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central. Ancestry.com will remain as the sponsor.

TLC will air eight one-hour episodes in the new season. The celebrities featured this year include: Christina Applegate, Kelly Clarkson, Cindy Crawford, Chris O’Donnell and Zooey Deschan.

You can read more at http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/about-the-show.htm.

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The interval between cancellation of the original running of the show on NBC and the rebirth on TLC was not really that long of an interval.  NBC canceled the show after 3 seasons in the May 2012 time period and it is now starting again in July 2013.  Rumors were rampant right after NBC cancellation that the show might be finding a new home.  The deal just had to be completed.

And now the countdown to July 23, 2013 begins!

Our wait is now almost over.

Good things come (back) to those that are patient!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

 

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