“Who Do You Think You Are?” Returns to TV in Spring 2018!

By Diane Haddad

Been missing your genealogy TV fix lately? You’re in luck: TLC has renewed the “Who Do You Think You Are?” for a new season in spring 2018.

Smokey Robinson on who do you think you are? WDYTYA
Smokey Robinson examines family documents on “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Each episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?”, once on NBC but now on TLC,  follows a celebrity to libraries, churches, cemeteries and ancestral hometowns to learn about his or her ancestors. (The show is an adaptation of a British show of the same name.)

TLC hasn’t yet revealed the premiere date or which celebrities will appear in 2018.

The 2017 season of WDYTYA?, which aired in March and April, traced the family trees of actors Courteney Cox, Julie Bowen, Jennifer Gray, Noah Wyle, Jessica Biel, John Stamos and Liv Tyler, and musician Smokey Robinson.

John Stamos on "Who Do You Think You Are"
Actor John Stamos traveled to Greece for the 2017 season of “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky of Is or Isn’t Entertainment produce WDYTYA, which was recently nominated for an Emmy in the “Structured Reality Program” category.  At Hollywood Reporter, you can watch an interview with Kudrow and Bucatinsky talking about the show and the nomination.

Watching “Who Do You Think You Are?”

You can view video clips on the “Who Do You Think You Are?” website. Subscribers to any of several TV services, including Spectrum and DirectTV (but not Netflix, Hulu or Sling TV), also can view full episodes from past seasons online.