Who Do You Think You Are returns this Sunday, March 8th at 10 eastern, 9 central on TLC for its sixth season.
Each week, a celebrity goes on a journey to trace their heritage, making discoveries and generally creating envy for the rest of us. Of course, we have those same kinds of discoveries to make in our own family history too.
I love this series, in part because it makes genealogy so personal and real and encourages people to become interested in their past that may seem inaccessible, but really isn’t.
To quote TLC, “To know who you are…you have to know where your story began.”
“Lives will change forever.”
That may seem an exaggeration, but often, it’s not. Understanding your ancestors and how their decisions shaped you today can be very powerful.
To quote one of the celebrities:
“This gives me new light into the rest of my life.”
Plus, the stories are just so, well, juicy! And moving. I mean, someone cries in every single episode. And its not because they discovered the courthouse burned.
This season’s lineup of well-known personalities discovering their ancestry include:
- Julie Chen
- Angie Harmon
- Sean Hayes
- Bill Paxton
- Melissa Etheridge
- America Ferrara
- Tony Goldwyn
- Josh Groban
I just want to know one thing. Is Josh Groban going to sing when he finds his music teacher ancestor???? That would be worth watching all by itself!
Looking forward to “date night” and tweeting with other viewers #WDYTYA. Come along and join the fun.