Who Do You Think You Are? Julie Chen

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Returns with 8 New Celebrity Family Tree Searches on TLC

Hit TLC series, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? is returning on Sunday, March 8, with another full slate of celebrities, ready to face fears and uncover triumphs of their relatives’ distant pasts. Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky are the executive producers of this two-time Emmy-nominated series.

Last season, fans tuned in weekly to discover just what celebrities would find in their pasts. With a lot of searching and help from Ancestry.com, most found surprises, both good and bad, about their relatives. Many uncovered dark secrets, and some found out that they had strengths passed down from long-ago family that they never would have imagined.

An all-new slate of celebrities is scheduled for the WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? season. These will include:


  • Julie Chen, who brings the series to China for the first time ever and learns about her grandfather’s brave and generous contributions to his country.
  • Angie Harmon, who meets a family member she didn’t know existed, and learns that he fought under George Washington.
  • Sean Hayes, who travels to Ireland to learn more about his father’s side of the family.
  • Bill Paxton, who reads captivating first-hand accounts of wartime battles in which his four times great grandfather was involved, and walks in his footsteps at the site where he fought a battle in the American Revolution.
  • Melissa Etheridge, who heads to Quebec to trace the history of her paternal side, learns about the scandalous marriage of her 6x great-grandparents.
  • America Ferrera, who brings the series to Honduras for the first time ever, learns about the father she barely knew, and unravels her great-grandfather’s role in the violent Central American political system.
  • Tony Goldwyn, who is familiar with his prestigious paternal Hollywood lineage, but knows little about his mother’s side of the family. In his episode, he comes to learn about his 3x great-grandparents, who fought for women’s rights and westward expansion.
  • Josh Groban, who discovers his 8x great-grandfather was a highly educated and renowned scientist that studied astronomy, and was quoted by Isaac Newton himself.

Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, is teaming up again with TLC as a sponsor of the upcoming season. As part of the show sponsorship, Ancestry provides exhaustive family history research on each of the featured celebrities, which is used to build out the story of each episode.

Who Do You Think You Are? Julie Chen
Julie Chen viewing documents at the Anshan School in Anxi China. Episode premieres March 8 at 10/9c on TLC.

The series is produced for TLC by Shed Media and Is or Isn’t Entertainment, and is based on an original format created by Wall to Wall Media and Alex Graham.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? premieres with celebrity Julie Chen on TLC on Sunday, March 8 at 10/9c.

Image:  Courtesy of TLC, Used with Permission

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2 thoughts on “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Returns with 8 New Celebrity Family Tree Searches on TLC

  1. i really enjoy watching this show. it has helped me so much in finding my family. thank you for the effort that you and your staff put into this show for us to see. it means alot to me.

  2. There are several new genealogy shows but this is the best one as it has the subject follow each step of the research not a final summation handed to individual. Kudos to Lisa Kudrow and the format of her program! Please keep it going!

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