Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Let's try and save "Who Do You Think You Are?" from NBC Cancellation Doom!


I wrote my letter. Would you write one too? I started with a template of Bill West's, and then made it my own. Its so easy. Take the time to save this quality, educational, and inspiring show!

If you're ready to send your own letter to NBC, go to http://www.nbc.com/contact/general/, choose "Who Do You Think You Are?" from the "Select Show" box. And then share this with your friends and tell them to share too! Its a long shot, but on occasion, fans have been able to bring a show back from the dead zone. The other thing is that the fan outcry can also signal to another network to pick up a show to boost their ratings. Thanks!

Here's my letter if you want a starting shot.

Dear NBC, 

I am greatly disappointed in your decision to cancel Who Do You Think You Are? At a time when there are so many ridiculous so-called "reality shows",  you've chosen to drop the one show on your schedule that is not only educational but inspiring as well. The fact that such a quality program is to be replaced by the likes of Howie Mandel's "White Elephant" is especially disheartening.

There was a time when NBC was known for the quality of its prime time lineup. I'd hoped that "Who Do You Think You Are?" signaled a return to those days - in fact, its one of the few shows left on NBC that I still watch, and one of the rare TV shows I watch on a network station.

In fact, the show has been gaining momentum amongst the people I know - more and more "regular folks" and not just people with an interest in genealogy are watching it because its so interesting and touches people on a level that "Dumb and Dumber" style reality shows do not.

Please reconsider this terrible decision and renew the program. Are you merely doing shows aimed at the very lowest forms of public entertainment, or are you committed to doing right by your viewers?

Thank you very much for your time. I hope this makes a difference!

Concetta Phillipps
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