TLC Reveals Celebrities for Summer 2015 Season of Who Do You Think You Are?

TLC has revealed the list of celebrities for the Spring 2015 season of Who Do You Think You Are? which starts on 8 March 2015!

TLC ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON AND CELEBRITY CONTRIBUTORS FOR “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”

Series returns Sunday, July 26 at 9/8c

The two-time Emmy nominated series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? returns this summer to share more fascinating stories, and shed light on surprising revelations, of the real life family history of celebrities. Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the new season premieres Sunday, July 26 at 9/8c.

The contributors featured in the upcoming season include:

  • Tom Bergeron, who is aware of his French Canadian roots on his paternal side, but wants to know what brought his ancestors to North America. He goes as far back as his 10x great grandmother to find the answer.
  • Bryan Cranston, who comes to discover an unfortunate pattern amongst the men in his family.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, who sets out to learn about her mysterious paternal great grandparents, whom her father, regretfully, does not know much about either.
  • Alfre Woodard, who strives to find out more about the paternal side of her family, and explores how her surname came to be.

Additionally, TLC will air the U.S. premiere of J.K. Rowling’s episode of the series, where the best-selling author sets off to uncover her maternal French roots. She finds that a family war story might not be what she thought when military records reveal a surprising twist.

Ancestry, the leading family history company, 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 to help make discoveries possible and build out the story of each episode.

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. More information can be found at TLC.com/WDYTYA. ‘Like’ Who Do You Think You Are? on Facebook.com/WDYTYA and follow @WDYTYA on Twitter.

Melissa Etheridge featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Melissa Etheridge digs into her French roots and finds a family shaken by a scandalous lawsuit on Who Do You Think You Are?, this Sunday, April 26th at 10/9c on TLC.

Melissa Etheridge digs into her French roots and finds a family shaken by a scandalous lawsuit; a turbulent relationship entangled with tragedy; and an adventuresome ancestor who prospered in colonial America. A new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airs this Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c on TLC.

Melissa goes on a journey to uncover her father’s maternal roots. She finds French Canadian ancestors who were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against a man who got their teenage daughter pregnant and refused to marry her; but Melissa discovers there’s more to their story than she thought. Then she follows the trail of her 5x great-grandfather to colonial America, where he was a prosperous businessman and navigated the tumultuous times of the Revolutionary War.

The Melissa Etheridge episode airs on Sunday 26 April 2015, 10:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 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.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee.

Bill Paxton featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

Bill Paxton uncovers the life of an ancestor who was a war hero in an historic battle on Who Do You Think You Are?, this Sunday, April 19th at 10/9c on TLC.
Bill Paxton researches his paternal lineage, uncovering the life of an ancestor who was a war hero in an historic battle; and struggling with the morality of actions his four times great-grandfather took. This new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airs this Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c on TLC.

Bill Paxton sets off to research his paternal lineage during the Revolutionary War. Following thepath of his four times great-grandfather, Bill finds captivating, first-hand accounts of wartime battles and records of a man who helped shaped politics and society. But he struggles to reconcile this ancestor he admired with a man who skirted distressing moral boundaries.

The Bill Paxton episode airs on Sunday 19 April 2015, 10:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 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.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee.