Who Do You Think You Are? Moving to BBC1

The hit genealogy TV series on BBC2 (UK), Who Do You Think You Are?, is moving to BBC1, according to C21Media. UKTV has also acquired the series from Wall to Wall, the show’s independent producer. This will cover the show’s third season/series, and the high profile move should allow it to expand.

From the Report:

The series, which features names such as Jeremy Paxman and Sheila Hancock discovering their ancestors’ pasts, was BBC2’s highest rating show in 2004. The second series, which ended yesterday, has been achieving an average of 5.6 million viewers and a 23% share.

Peter Fincham, BBC1 controller, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for BBC1 to continue to grow a great brand.”

Now if only an American media company would do a version over here, although I’m sure they’d probably mangle it and it would end up being cancelled.

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