New season of US Who Do You Think You Are? - celebrities revealed

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30 April 2018
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TLC's Who Do You Think You Are? TV show is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the return of a new season for US viewers on 21 May featuring a new group of celebrities who are eager to explore their family roots.

TLC's Who Do You Think You Are? TV show is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the return of a new season for US viewers on 21 May featuring a new group of celebrities who are eager to explore their family roots.

The six new, hour-long episodes will, with the help of Ancestry.com and a variety of historical documents, help six celebrities to explore their roots and find out more about their heritage.

The stars featured are:

  • Hilary Duff traces her family history back to medieval Scotland, discovering royalty in her lineage and an unbelievable tale of bravery.
  • Jean Smart explores the curious tale of how her eight times great-grandmother roped her kids into a crime ring in colonial Massachusetts and then went on to be arrested for witchcraft with a surprising outcome.
  • Jon Cryer travels to Boston and learns that his nine times great-grandfather was an indentured servant who made his way to America under harrowing circumstances.
  • Laverne Cox uncovers new information about the inspiring life of her three times great grandfather who carved out his place in society just a few years after his emancipation from slavery. She begins her journey in Alabama, where she reviews her DNA results and historical documents reveal her ancestor’s tenacity.
  • Megan Mullally chases the dark legacy of her father’s line and uncovers the story of how her two times great-grandmother persevered despite being caught in a cycle of domestic abuse.
  • Molly Shannon travels to Ireland to unravel the mystery of her maternal line, uncovering ancestors who were forced to change their religion in the face of impending starvation before she unexpectedly meets some of her distant cousins along the way

Can viewers outside the US see the show?

It is not yet clear whether the new Who Do You Think You Are will air outside the US, however the series may eventually air on W channel in the UK, which has carried previous series of the show.

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