I have written many times about "Who Do You Think You Are?" which is a very popular television show being broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Television. It also has been exported to Canada, Australia and elsewhere for locally-produced programs that follow the same format. To read my earlier articles on "Who Do You Think You Are?" look at http://tinyurl.com/2sk59n.
The NBC network recently signed a contract with UK producer Wall to Wall. Program executives are now researching the family trees of several interested U.S. celebrities to see if they have compelling enough backgrounds.
The NBC version will be produced by Wall to Wall in association with Lisa Kudrow's company, Is or Isn't Entertainment. The actress will co-executive produce the format with her business partner, Dan Bucatinsky, and the Wall to Wall chief executive, Alex Graham.
"Who Do You Think You Are?" launched on BBC2 in 2004 and will air its fifth series this year on BBC1. The U.S. version will not air until the fall of 2008, at the earliest.