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Who Do You Think You Are USA

New Zealand PremiereFridays at 8.30pm from August 28

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Powerful journey

Join award-winning actor and political activist Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as he discovers his ancestors shared his deepest passion, leading him from Ireland to Spain.

Marisa Tomei (What Women Want) sets out to investigate the story of her great grandfather Leopoldo Bianchi who, according to her mother, was murdered in the early 1900s. To find out more Marisa heads to Tuscany, where Leopoldo lived.

Other celebrities being profiled this series include Reba McEntire (Buffalo Girls), Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets), Rita Wilson (It’s Complicated), Edie Falco (The Sopranos) and Rob Lowe (The West Wing).

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Series 6

Tuesday August 20 at 2:30pm

Ginnifer Goodwin

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin sets out to learn about her mysterious paternal grandparents, whom her father never knew.

Series 6

Tuesday August 20 at 11:40pm

Ginnifer Goodwin

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin sets out to learn about her mysterious paternal grandparents, whom her father never knew.

Episode 2, Series 6

Wednesday August 21 at 2:30pm

Alfre Woodard

Oscar-nominated actress Alfre Woodard strives to find out about her paternal grandfather's side of her family, and explores how her surname came to be.

Episode 2, Series 6

Wednesday August 21 at 11:20pm

Alfre Woodard

Oscar-nominated actress Alfre Woodard strives to find out about her paternal grandfather's side of her family, and explores how her surname came to be.

Episode 3, Series 6

Thursday August 22 at 2:30pm

Who Do You Think You Are? USA

Episode 3, Series 6

Friday August 23 at 12:25am

Who Do You Think You Are? USA

Episode 4, Series 6

Friday August 23 at 2:40pm

Bryan Cranston

Actor Brian Cranston comes to discover an unfortunate pattern amongst the men in his family, but also uncovers an ancestor's heroic dedication during the Civil War.

Episode 4, Series 6

Friday August 23 at 11:20pm

Bryan Cranston

Actor Brian Cranston comes to discover an unfortunate pattern amongst the men in his family, but also uncovers an ancestor's heroic dedication during the Civil War.

Series 6

Saturday August 24 at 9:05pm

Ginnifer Goodwin

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin sets out to learn about her mysterious paternal grandparents, whom her father never knew.

Episode 2, Series 6

Saturday August 24 at 9:45pm

Alfre Woodard

Oscar-nominated actress Alfre Woodard strives to find out about her paternal grandfather's side of her family, and explores how her surname came to be.

Episode 3, Series 6

Saturday August 24 at 10:30pm

Who Do You Think You Are? USA

Episode 4, Series 6

Saturday August 24 at 11:10pm

Bryan Cranston

Actor Brian Cranston comes to discover an unfortunate pattern amongst the men in his family, but also uncovers an ancestor's heroic dedication during the Civil War.

Episode 5, Series 6

Monday August 26 at 2:30pm

Tom Bergeron

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

Episode 5, Series 6

Tuesday August 27 at 12:20am

Tom Bergeron

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

Episode 6, Series 6

Tuesday August 27 at 2:30pm

Aisha Tyler

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

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday August 28 at 12:00am

Aisha Tyler

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

Episode 7, Series 6

Wednesday August 28 at 2:35pm

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 7, Series 6

Wednesday August 28 at 11:15pm

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 8, Series 6

Thursday August 29 at 2:35pm

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal is surprised to learn about her Amish ancestry.

Episode 8, Series 6

Thursday August 29 at 11:20pm

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal is surprised to learn about her Amish ancestry.

Episode 9, Series 6

Friday August 30 at 2:35pm

Molly Ringwald

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

Episode 9, Series 6

Friday August 30 at 11:20pm

Molly Ringwald

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

Episode 5, Series 6

Saturday August 31 at 8:15pm

Tom Bergeron

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

Episode 6, Series 6

Saturday August 31 at 8:55pm

Aisha Tyler

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

Episode 7, Series 6

Saturday August 31 at 9:40pm

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 8, Series 6

Saturday August 31 at 10:20pm

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal is surprised to learn about her Amish ancestry.

Episode 9, Series 6

Saturday August 31 at 11:05pm

Molly Ringwald

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

Episode 10, Series 6

Monday September 2 at 2:30pm

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 10, Series 6

Tuesday September 3 at 12:50am

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

Tuesday September 3 at 2:35pm

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.

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