Who Do You Think You Are USA

New Zealand PremiereFridays at 8.30pm from August 28


Powerful journey

The American version of this inspiring and informative series, based on the award-winning hit British show, takes viewers on a personal journey into the pasts of well-known US celebrities, sharing their emotion and surprise as they uncover the stories that lie at the heart of their family history.

This season features Kelly Clarkson (American Idol winner), Christina Applegate (Married with Children, Anchorman), Chelsea Handler (Comedian and talk show host), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles), Cindy Crawford (former supermodel), Trisha Yearwood (country singer) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory).

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Episode 5, Series 6

Wednesday February 21 at 11:40am

Tom Bergeron

TV Host Tom Bergeron searches his French Canadian roots to discover what brought his ancestors to North America.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday February 21 at 3:45pm

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon researches her family history, including that of her enigmatic grandmother.

Episode 6, Series 6

Thursday February 22 at 11:35am

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler learns about a brave ancestor and the story of a politician who tried to hide an illegitimate son.

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday February 22 at 3:45pm

Lisa Kudrow

Actress Lisa Kudrow traces her roots in the US version of the celebrity genealogy series.

Episode 7, Series 6

Friday February 23 at 11:50am

Scott Foley

Scott Foley finds a connection to the Salem witch trials in 17th-century Massachusetts, and learns about an ancestor who risked his life for a Founding Father.

Episode 5, Series 1

Friday February 23 at 4:00pm

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick discovers the extent of his grandfather's bravery in Northern France.

Episode 8, Series 6

Monday February 26 at 11:45am

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal is surprised to learn about her Amish ancestry.

Episode 6, Series 1

Monday February 26 at 3:55pm

Spike Lee

Director, producer and actor Spike Lee explores his family's slave origins.

Episode 9, Series 6

Tuesday February 27 at 11:45am

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald investigates a family story that she has Swedish royalty in her blood.

Episode 7, Series 1

Tuesday February 27 at 3:55pm

Emmitt Smith

Football legend Emmitt Smith is intrigued by a family rumor that his paternal grandmother, Erma Lee Watson, had white ancestry.

Episode 10, Series 6

Wednesday February 28 at 11:40am

Chris Noth

Chris Noth discovers the suffering endured by his ancestors in America, and tracks a relative from Spain to Ireland who eventually became a war hero.

Episode 11, Series 6

Thursday March 1 at 11:35am

Lea Michele

Lea Michele digs into her Jewish roots and finds a heartbreaking story about her great-grandmother in addition to a family reunited after being separated for decades.

Episode 1, Series 7

Friday March 2 at 11:40am

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Monday March 5 at 11:35am

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Tuesday March 6 at 11:35am

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Wednesday March 7 at 11:35am

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Thursday March 8 at 11:30am

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Friday March 9 at 11:55am

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Episode 7, Series 7

Monday March 12 at 11:40am

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Episode 8, Series 7

Tuesday March 13 at 11:40am

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