“Who Do You Think You Are? Back in the NBC Line-up

Lisa Kudrow’s American Version of Britain’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” is back in the NBC Line-up. From the NBC website:

“In addition, the new alternative series “Who Do You Think You Are?” from Lisa Kudrow will premiere Friday, March 5 (8-9 p.m. ET) …. Also, “Friday Night Lights” will begin a new broadcast season on NBC on Fridays (8-9 p.m. ET) starting April 30 after “Who Do You Think You Are?” concludes its run. ”

So it looks like the series will run from March 5 until sometime before April 30th. This is (3) genealogy/family history related shows announced in the past few weeks.  How cool!

See BYU Genealogy Reality Series.

See “Faces of America” Coming to PBS.

Read more about “Who Do You Think You Are?”

New Genealogy “Reality” Series Coming to BYU TV

A new “reality” series is coming to BYU Television. The series starts on January 11, 2010 and is titled “The Generations Project.” The following description is from the website:

The Generations Project is a new reality series that helps those who have questions about their family history investigate their own identities by walking in the shoes of their ancestors. As they undertake these journeys, they often uncover the hidden identities in family pasts, and come to see that in many cases the best way to know who you are is to know who you came from.

See the promo for the show here.

A schedule of the upcoming shows is found here.

If you do not get BYU Television, you may be able to view online with a high-speed internet connection – see here.

“Faces of America” Coming in February to PBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of African American Lives I & II fame returns again to PBS with a show that explores the history of 12 “renowned” and diverse Americans.  As we have come to expect, he uses the latest tools of genealogy and genetics with some surprising twists and turns.  (I can’t wait!)

The series premieres nationally Wednesdays, February 10 – March 3, 2010 from 8-9 p.m. ET [7-8 p.m. CST] on PBS.

See the trailer for the show on the PBS website:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/