TLC Renews “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Long Lost Family” for Additional Seasons

TLC announces the renewal of the hit celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? for a 9th season sponsored by Ancestry.com

TLC announced today that the network has ordered additional seasons of the fan favorite series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? and freshman series LONG LOST FAMILY. The most recent seasons of both series averaged over 1.8M P2+ viewers.

Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the two time Emmy-nominated WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees. The most recent seasons have featured Bryan Cranston, who uncovered an ancestor’s heroic dedication during the Civil War, and Molly Ringwald, who learned about the dangerous conditions her coal-mining ancestors endured.

LONG LOST FAMILY features the highly emotional and touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation from their family members. The series reunites those separated by adoption, uncovers secrets behind unsolved mysteries, and helps individuals answer lifelong questions. This past season reunited several family members in emotional meetings, including a mother and a daughter who actually worked together and did not realize they were related. The series is hosted by Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, who uniquely share their own stories of adoption while leading others in their own family discoveries.

Ancestry, the leading provider of online family history data and personal DNA testing, is teaming up with TLC again as a sponsor of the upcoming seasons for both series. As part of the sponsorship, Ancestry provides exhaustive family history research to help make discoveries possible on both series.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? 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. LONG LOST FAMILY is produced for TLC by Shed Media, and is based on the format entitled Find My Family/Spoorloos devised by KRO-NCRV, distributed by Lineup Industries. 

About TLC

Offering remarkably relatable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone moments. In 2015, TLC was a top 10 cable network with women and had 26 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 92 million homes in the US and 332 million households in 186 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC through social media on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and @TLC on Twitter as well as On Demand services, YouTube and mobile platforms. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories.

Chris Noth and Lea Michele featured on Season Finale of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC

Actors Chris Noth and Lea Michele learn more about their roots on this week's Who Do You Think You Are?, Sunday, May 1st starting at 8/7c on TLC.

Who Do You Think You Are? ends its current season with two back to back episodes featuring actor Chris Noth and actress Lea Michele airing this Sunday, May 1st starting at 8/7c on TLC.

Chris Noth on Who Do You Think You Are?

Actor Chris Noth lost his father at a young age, and longs to shed some light on the side of the family he barely knew. He goes on a journey to unlock the mystery of his father’s line, tracking down lost relatives torn apart by a devastating catastrophe.Then he follows his three times great-grandfather’s footsteps around the world from Spain to Ireland, and discovers the story of a brave man who endured severe oppression, but rose up to fight in one of the fiercest battles of all time and became a war hero.

Actor Chris Noth lost his father at a young age, and longs to shed some light on the side of the family he barely knew. He goes on a journey to unlock the mystery of his father’s line, tracking down lost relatives torn apart by a devastating catastrophe.Then he follows his three times great-grandfather’s footsteps around the world from Spain to Ireland, and discovers the story of a brave man who endured severe oppression, but rose up to fight in one of the fiercest battles of all time and became a war hero.

Lea Michele on Who Do You Think You Are?

Actress Lea Michele goes on a journey to unravel the secrets of her Jewish ancestry. She uncovers the heart breaking and inspiring details of her great-grandmother’s story, who fled one country but was shunned by the next. She finds personal accounts of her great-grandparents, who were desperate to be together despite the cards being stacked against them; discovers ancestors who suffered devastating loss; and reunites long lost family after decades of separation.

Actress Lea Michele goes on a journey to unravel the secrets of her Jewish ancestry. She uncovers the heart breaking and inspiring details of her great-grandmother’s story, who fled one country but was shunned by the next. She finds personal accounts of her great-grandparents, who were desperate to be together despite the cards being stacked against them; discovers ancestors who suffered devastating loss; and reunites long lost family after decades of separation.

The Chris Noth episode episode airs at 8:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Central and the Lea Michele episode airs right after at 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central, Sunday, May 1st on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo credit: Photos courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Molly Ringwald featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Actress Molly Ringwald travels to Sweden to dig up her mysterious paternal roots on Who Do You Think You Are?, Sunday, April 24th at 9/8c on TLC.

Who Do You Think You Are? returns this week with a new episode featuring actress Molly Ringwald airing this Sunday, April 24th at 9/8c on TLC..

Actress Molly Ringwald travels to Sweden to dig up her mysterious paternal roots. She explores her ancestors’ harrowing lives as coal miners; discovers generations who suffered through unspeakable tragedies; and uncovers the gripping life of a brave relative who forever changed her family’s fate.

The  Molly Ringwald episode episode airs on Sunday April 24, 2016, 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of TLC. Used by permission.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.