Posted by Jessica Latinović on February 16, 2017 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Get ready for a brand new season of TLC’s hit show “Who Do You Think You Are?” with an inspiring celebrity lineup that includes film and TV stars Jessica Biel, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Grey, John Stamos, Liv Tyler, Noah Wyle, Julie Bowen and music icon Smokey Robinson.WDYTYA

The show follows the emotional journey as they trace their lineage and find answers to long-standing questions.

  • Jessica Biel makes two shocking discoveries that shake everything she knows about her heritage to the core.

  • Julie Bowen uncovers the story of two relatives whose moral codes are from opposite ends of the spectrum.

  • Courteney Cox traces her maternal line back seven centuries to the Medieval times to discover royalty in her lineage and an unbelievable tale of family drama.

  • Jennifer Grey uncovers new information about the grandfather she thought she knew, learning how he survived adversity to become a beacon of his community.

  • Smokey Robinson searches for answers behind the mystery of why his grandfather disappeared from his children’s lives and finds a man tangled in a swirl of controversy.

  • John Stamos digs into the mystery of how his grandfather became an orphan, and learns of tensions between families that led to a horrible crime.

  • Liv Tyler learns that her family is tied into the complicated racial narrative of America.

  • Noah Wyle unravels the mystery of his maternal line, uncovering an ancestor who survived one of America’s bloodiest battles. via TLC

Join us for the season premiere Sunday, March 5th at 10/9c on TLC to watch the exciting twists and turns as the celebrities climb their family tree to reveal surprising discoveries.

Jessica Latinović

Jessica serves as U.S. Social Media Manager for Ancestry.

16 Comments

  1. Robin

    I’m so glad this show will continue unraveling the mysteries of family lineage. A quality show and personally inspiring in my own family search.

  2. Diana

    How do those of us who do not have cable or satellite service get to see this program? Is there an online option?

  3. KES

    Diana–u can generally see the episodes right after they air at TLC.com, if you have internet.
    A side note: Sooo happy this show is coming back again this season!! Best show on TV, just love it.

  4. Jane

    Wonderful news!! I was just re-watching some of the earlier shows last night! The family stories are so fascinating and I occasionally pick up hints to help my own family research. It would be nice to know if the professional researchers on the show (who help the stars) also offer their services to the general public? Thanks for the good news about WDYTYA’s return!!

  5. Kim

    Nice entertainment, But there is a lot more to genealogical research than what is shown
    here. To me it appears it is basically an infomercial for research services performed by Ancestry.com

  6. Mike

    I am so happy this is back now! You see I’ve been doing genealogy since 2000 at ancestry.com and many of the guests shown on the show our relatives in one way or another and some are already in the family tree. I like to start a tree and follow along with the TV show in my family tree and then go research the line myself and see if it does Tyanne anywhere with my own family tree. I will be very interested to learn about Liv Tyler’s line, as there are many Tylers as cousins. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I also want to say that watching the show gives the viewer some theories for hints on how to go about researching relatives and even if you get stopped you have an avenue with which to work with with the information they give you.

  7. Patricia Anne Miller

    I so wish I could be a candidate for this show! There is not one person on the face of this earth that will tell me who I really am genetically. I have been ostracized by everyone I love and have known as my family because of my efforts to find my real identity. DNA Detectives have started out full throttle and friend’s in their efforts to assist me and they always end with “leave it alone”. “Love the ones you are with”. I started because I wanted to gift my family members with books of our Geneology to pass on for generations. After they all disowned me, I decided to just do it for my children. I did a 23 and Me DNA test and found out the man I believed to be my biological father for 28 years, is not my biological father. My adoptive father, David Felzke, is the only one supporting me in seeking truth. He cannot provide me with answers though. The identities I know are not real. I just wish I had Truth. It’s like mourning a death your whole life but not knowing who you’re mourning. That is the best way I can explain what I’ve felt my whole life. I never knew that David Felzke adopted me when he married my Mom until I was twenty. Now I don’t know if the Mom that raised me is my biological Mother. I don’t even know my real birth name, or Mom’s, or her Mom’s… I’ve tried so hard. One family member said I need psychiatric help because this is so important to me. I just need facts. It won’t change who they all are to me; maybe in factual titles, but not in life memories and capacities. Whatever the secret is, nothing would be so horrible that it would change anything. If anything, I’m sure it would explain why I’ve always been the disposable one in what I know as family. It would explain the unknown tension between my Mom and I. We love each other but I knew I wasn’t wanted but she did try. All the DNA matches I’ve contacted have no answers for me. They are seeking answers themselves. I just want to know. God bless those that help people find their historical selves. I may never know; but I will die trying! -Known as, Patricia Anne Hawkins (birth) Felzke (adoptive) Miller(Marital)

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