It seems that all around the world TV producers are starting to catch on to the fact that genealogy is a fascinating field. The new generation of producers to realize such are US producers Lisa Kudrow and Henry Louise Gates Jr.
The result is the airing of NBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?'' (WDYTYA) on March 5 and 'Faces of America' from Febuary 10.
Both shows feature a combination of glamour, celebrities and genealogy that should appeal to the seasoned family historian and the celebrity buff. The PBS line-up includes musician Yo-Yo Ma, Queen Noor, actors Malcolm Gladwell, Eva Longoria Parker and Meryl Streep, while the NBC has hooked Lisa Kudrow as well as actors Susan Sarandon, Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick and Brooke Shields.
The concept is similar to other series; a search for juicy, touching or otherwise interesting family stories, but whereas Faces of America sees Dr Gates disclosing such details on air with a view to revealing both the guests and America's identity, WDYTYA leaves it up to its participants to trace their lineage themselves in order to find out who they are.
We started Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's tree already, have a look and leave your comments if you've got something to add!