Good news for all of you who enjoy watching genealogy in action: US television company NBC announced this week it will continue the Who Do You Think You Are Series due to its popularity. That means eight new episodes of the series will screen and who knows what celebrities will be discovering their roots then..
The series producer, Lisa Kudrow appreciates the vote of confidence and said: “It’s very gratifying to tell compelling stories that personalize history while investigating someone’s ancestry, and even more gratifying that American audiences are saying, ‘Yes, we want to see that.”
This season enlightened US viewers about the ancestry of Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and Emmitt Smith and found celebrities with jewish roots, slavery connections and links to french royalty.
More importantly however, it encouraged many to start the fascinating discovery into their histories.