Comments on NBC's Cancellation of 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

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May 13th, 2012

via press release: Comments on Status of Who Do You Think You Are?


PROVO, Utah, May 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inc.

(Nasdaq:ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, today commented on NBC's decision not to renew the Who Do You Think You Are? television series for a fourth season.


"We want to thank NBC for their support of this terrific series, which over the last three years has inspired many viewers to follow their passion to learn more about who they are and where they come from,"

said Tim Sullivan, President and CEO of "We have a great partnership with the show's producers, Is or Isn't Entertainment and Shed Media, and we look forward to exploring other avenues of distribution."


About Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM) is the world's largest online family history resource, with 1.9 million paying subscribers. More than 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years.

Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. In addition to its flagship site, offers several localized Web sites designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.


Forward Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements.

Such risks and uncertainties include our ability to find appropriate opportunities to publicize our products and services and to satisfy customer expectations. Information concerning additional factors that could cause events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements is contained under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, and in discussions in other of our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date and we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements.

  • fleshTH

    wait… this was a show… for 4 years… uh.. hmm.

  • CC Scarbrough

    I never, never, never missed this show. Where ever you go I will find you.

  • Tim T

    WHAT?! I NEVER, EVER missed an episode. A friend and I watched it in tandem at our own homes and always commented on every little aspect of every episode. I know so many others who watched this show as avid fans and I’m shocked that NBC cancelled it. I really, really hope that some other venue picks it up.

  • wendy

    i am so very dissappointed. i look forward every friday night for 8 o’clock. i just sat down after a long weeks work to get ready for MY show. i really looked forward to friday nights and WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE. SO SADDDD.

  • Karen

    As an amateur genealogist, I am shocked this show was cancelled. I know people across the country who have watched it and we discuss it via emails. The Rob Lowe show helped me to know where to dig further for more family information. I would hope would check with our public broadcasting channels to see if you can get spots there! I miss you already this Friday evening!

  • Erin

    This is such a disappointment. Please don’t tell us it’s for ANOTHER reality show GLORIFYING train wrecks… Oh wait. I see some trashy show called LOVE IN THE WILD is beginning on NBC. Way to promote education and culture NBC.

  • Marcia

    My family has been following this show and enjoyed each and every episode from the start. It has rekindled our interest in our own family history and helped us keep in touch across the miles. We have found George Washington and many other historical figures in our family history that helped shape our country. It is a shame that NBC doesn’t care about such things. They only care about ratings and what sells. I can see how a trashy show will replace this time slot because it is all about the money not about family. I really hope the don’t choose smut over education.

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