TLC Reveals the Celebrity Contributors on 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Including Kelly Clarkson & Jim Parsons - Video

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June 26th, 2013


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 All-new episodes, helmed by EPs Lisa Kudrow & Dan Bucatinsky, set to premiere July 23


TLC premieres a brand-new season of the fan-favorite reality series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? on Tuesday, July 23, with eight episodes featuring celebrities on a journey into their own personal histories. TLC has ordered eight new hour-long episodes of the Emmy-nominated series.


Today, the network announces the full line-up of contributors who will embark on a remarkable exploration of their surprising pasts, revealing unknown details about themselves and their families:


Christina Applegate

Kelly Clarkson

Cindy Crawford

Zooey Deschanel

Chelsea Handler

Chris O’Donnell

Jim Parsons

Trisha Yearwood


TLC’s WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? opens the door to the fascinating real life stories of some of the most well known names in America, sharing how the eye-opening revelations they uncover about their backgrounds will impact their lives., the world’s largest online family history resource, is teaming up with TLC as a sponsor of the upcoming season. As part of the show sponsorship, provides exhaustive family history research on each of the featured celebrities, which is used to frame the story of each episode.


Keep up with WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? on Social Media with hashtag #WDYTYA and at the site


WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Is produced for TLC by Shed Media US and Is or Isn’t Entertainment. The series is based on an original format created by Wall to Wall Media and Alex Graham.


About TLC

TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into “BrideDay” with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2012, TLC had 28 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including four series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Breaking Amish, Long Island Medium, and Sister Wives.

  • SG

    Love this show

  • Kristin

    So glad TLC picked up the series after NBC cancelled it. Love this show and it deserved a second home.

  • Oliver

    Holy crap, TLC is airing some educational programming!

  • Roy Huijer

    Hello ,my name is Roy iam comming from the Netherlands ,
    I have a greath wisch ,will it come threu i hope so,cane these programe make my wisches threu to find out my Ancestors?

    Its a big wisches ,i love youre program,lotss off succes:Roy Huijer.

  • Susan Nelson

    So excited that WDYTYR was picked up by TLC! If you are really intereted in researching your family history, it shouldn’t matter who is used as an example. Celebrities come from normal, everyday families just like the rest of us. The way their family is researched is by using the same techniques needed to research your own. Take notes and dig in! July 23rd can’t get here fast enough!

  • Jenifer Crone

    I am so excited for another season of WDYTYR?. Love hearing stories of real people and their ancestral history.

  • j j

    I love this show! Why did NBC ever cancel it? Really looking forward to watching it again especially with Chelsea Handler and Cindy Crawford.

  • Debbie Morrison

    I was so thrilled to hear that TLC had picked up Who Do You Think You Are. I absolutely love this show especially since I have been searching for my family for the last 5 years. I love watching the celebrities find their family roots and how excited they are to learn where they came from. Really looking forward to seeing Zooey Deschanel and Chris O’Donnell family history. Hope this show stays on for several years.

  • Delores Hawkinson

    Why not do a show about the everyday person ,Celebrities can afford to find out where they come from on there own .Would love to see regular people find out where they come from for sure ..Just a thought ..

  • Rose Escobedo

    I love the show but was thinking why don’t you pick a person say like me that hears story’s of having family in Spain but will never know if its true, but sure I could afford to do something like you do for the stars

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