A reality show cancelled by NBC that had celebrities tracing their ancestry is being revived by TLC for a summer re-premiere, reports the showbiz Web site TheWrap.com.
The show was called “Who Do You Think You Are?,” and one of its producers was none other than “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow.
The show’s been gone for just about a year, having last been seen on NBC in May 2012 with an episode featuring celebrity chef Paula Deen.
But The Wrap reports that the new, revived show has already been in production for a while, and ready for a re-premiere July 23 on TLC. TLC confirmed the story on Wednesday morning.
“‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ is at home on TLC, going beyond these famous names and revealing the hidden backstories of today’s biggest celebrities,” said TLC general manager Amy Winter said in a prepared statement. “We hand-picked these contributors because they are real, down-to-earth individuals who have a deep passion for family, which is central to our brand. Our audience will join them on this emotional journey as they learn never-before-known details about their own lives.”
Three celebrity participants were named in the story: Zooey Deschanel, Cindy Crawford and Christina Applegate.
“I’ve never stopped hearing about how much people love ‘Who Do You Think You Are?,’ and I’ve always known that we’ve had more great stories to share,” Kudrow said in another prepared statement. “TLC is a great home for the series, and we join our excited celebrity participants as we unearth some amazing background and surprising histories.”
Among the celebs who participated in the NBC version of the show: Edie Falco, Helen Hunt and Reba McIntire.