PBS’ ‘Time Team’ Draws Online Crowd

Jun 1, 2009  •  Post A Comment

After PBS placed an episode of "Time Team America," a show that doesn’t debut until July, on its online video player, the show about archeologists became the site’s most viewed, the New York Times reports.

The show, based on a British series called "Time Team," follows archaeologists, period experts and reconstruction specialists who work for three days on an excavation, the newspaper says.

The format lets viewers “eavesdrop on archaeology as it happens, dealing with the uncertainty of it, the trying out of different theories," Tim Taylor, the creator of the British format, tells the publication.

—Aimee Picchi