After ongoing speculation that U.S. networks ABC and NBC were both looking at bringing the British series "Who Do You Think You Are?" to the U.S., it was announced today that NBC has nabbed the series.
"Who Do You Think You Are?" is in it's fifth season on BBC1 in Britain. Episodes trace the ancestry of a celebrity looking to reveal surprising, extraordinary and often moving stories of their ancestors.
The American version will be co-executive produced by Lisa Kudrow who starred as "Pheobe" on the previous NBC hit series "Friends" which is now in syndication.
NBC has ordered the "reality" series from its UK producer Wall to Wall, which was recently bought by Shed, the company behind Footballers' Wives and Rock Rivals. Final production is dependent on finding suitable celebrities to appear in it. Producers are currently researching the family trees of several interested candidates to see if they have compelling enough backgrounds. Converting British celebrity-based reality shows to the U.S. is on the rise fuelled by the success of ABC's Dancing With the Stars which was based on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing .