Who Do You Think You Are? is a documentary TV series released in the USA. The show is devoted to genealogy of well-known people. The creators of the show were inspired by a British project released by BBC channel. Every new episode features a celebrity setting up on a journey to the roots of his or her family tree. The American version of the show was released on the 5th of March 2010 by NBC.
It successfully passed through three seasons and was cancelled in 2012. Later TLC picked up the idea and decided to prolong the series for several seasons more. The project was prolonged for season eight that started on the 3rd of April 2016. Who Do You Think You Are? Season 9 release date is unknown yet, but the viewers are fond of sincerity and touching atmosphere of the show which gives its future a strong potential.
Have you ever wondered whether one of your ancestors could be a distant relative of Marie Antoinette? Probably not, but NBC has something to fascinate you on the topic and make you think about your possible roots and their fate.
In every new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? a celebrity with vague knowledge of family roots makes an investigation into the history of his or her family searching for possible clues together with the professional cast of the show.
At every step of the investigation, a chosen celebrity has a meeting with a genealogist. He’s the first one to help with this challenge and actually, he does the most part of the hardest work for the guest of the show. The genealogist shares the found evidence or adequate guesses about celebrity’s family tree and its higher branches. Some of genealogist’s guesses sound confusing provoking disbelief. However, in the course of the show more details are revealed.
The usual reaction is surprise. However, most of the viewers agree that celebrities’ reactions are often overdone. For instance, Sarah Jessica Parker’s relatives were mining for gold in California. They barely managed to survive in 1692 at Salem Witch Trials. When Parker heard that she expressed her surprise for about half-dozen times repeating one and the same phrase in different variations. Later she named her newborn kids with the names of some of her ancestors.
9th Season Release Date
Who Do You Think You Are? received a ton of approval from the viewers for being so down to earth on the celebrities. The project manages to demonstrate that media personalities have the same past as usual people from all over the planet. 8th season air date is the 3rd of April 2016. There’s no officially approved info on the release date of season 9, but the show’s still on and the producers will not shut the project without any reasonable explanation.