Here are more details about what will become as compelling as the Alex Haley's Roots, and a sure impetus for a continued ground swell of interest in family history research:
"Who Do You Think You Are?" premieres Friday, March 5 (8-9 p.m. ET) and gives viewers an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities. Among the celebrities featured are Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and Emmitt Smith. Ancestry.com is NBC's official partner on the series. From executive producer Kudrow ("Friends," "The Comeback") - in conjunction with her production company Is or Isn't Entertainment and the U.K.'s Wall to Wall productions - "Who Do You Think You Are?" is an adaptation of the hit BBC television documentary series created and executive-produced by Alex Graham.
"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. "
Source: NBC Presents Post-Olympics Prime Time Schedule.
As soon as Ol' Myrt here can get a link to a copy of the expanded ads for this special series, I'll post it here.
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Tell NBC what's important by tuning in, and bringing in the numbers.
This is a lot more interesting than the Conan-Jay decision over the Tonight Show.
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