According to a published report in the Times of London, the major U.S. television networks are anxiously bidding for the rights to a wildly popular British show that traces the genealogy of celebrities.
The Times of London reported Saturday that NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox are all competing for the U.S. rights to "Who Do You Think You Are," and that Discovery, National Geographic and even the History Channel have shown a keen interest as well. CBS has already proposed a prime-time special to launch the show with Julia Roberts as the first participant.
The British Broadcasting Corp. show focuses on celebrities who discover information about their past relatives on camera. You can read about the program in my past newsletters if you click here.
Saturday's article in the Times of London is available at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2436840,00.html.