The hit BBC television show Who Do You Think You Are? is coming to America.
Based on the British show but with all-new episodes featuring well-known American personalities, the genealogy television show will launch on NBC on March 5 at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central time. Check your local listings for details.
The new web pages may be found at http://www.ancestry.com/spreadtheword.
Ancestry.com will be a major sponsor of the program. The company has now launched new web pages showing simple ideas and tools that everyone can use to help get the word out about this new television show: downloadable flyers, an email to easily forward to friends, even wallpaper for your computer.
From the California Gold Rush to the Salem witch trials, from European aristocracy to the beaches of Africa, and from the Civil War to the Holocaust, "Who Do You Think You Are?" will reveal the fabric of humanity through everyone's place in history. Each week, a different celebrity takes a journey into their family's past, traveling all over the world. Viewers are given an in-depth look into their favorite stars' family trees, and each episode will expose surprising facts and emotional encounters that will unlock people's emotions -- showing just how connected everyone is not only to the past, but to one another.
"Who Do You Think You Are?" is produced by Wall to Wall productions (a Shed Media Company) in association with Is or Isn't Entertainment. Alex Graham and Lucy Carter from Wall to Wall and Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky and Don Roos from Is or Isn't Entertainment are the executive producers. Bryn Freedman is the co-executive producer. The unique, award-winning series is based on the popular BBC television documentary series created and executive-produced by Alex Graham.
Wall to Wall is an Emmy Award-winning producer of factual and drama programming. Recently voted one of the seven "Most Creative" production companies in the world by Real Screen Global 100 List, Wall to Wall is best known in the U.S. for the breakout reality formats "Frontier House" and "Colonial House." Is or Isn't Entertainment has been developing and producing television for the last five years, producing the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series "The Comeback."
Ancestry.com is an online resource for family history and has digitized and put online over four billion records over the past 12 years. Ancestry users have created over 12 million family trees containing over 1.25 billion profiles. Ancestry.com has local Web sites directed at nine countries, including its flagship website at http://www.ancestry.com/.