January 30, 2009 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
NBC is setto premiere the new reality TV series, Who Do You Think You Are? on April 20, 2009. Former Friends star, LisaKudrow is the executive producer of the series. The first celebritiesexploring their family historieson the U.S.reality TVshow are; Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon,NBC revealed on Tuesday. Additional celebrity names are expected to be announced soon.
Who Do You Think You Are? is produced by Wall to Wall productions 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, the producer of Intervention is the co-executive producer of this historical series. The new show is based on the hit, award-winningBBC television documentary series created and executive-produced by Alex Graham.
NBCcommented thatWho Do You Think You Are? is intended to “lead celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their family trees that reveal surprising, inspiring and even tragic stories that often are linked to crucial events in American history.
Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming for NBC and Universal Media Studios, said in a statement, “No other program gives this unique glimpse into the personal lives of celebrities or takes viewers on a quantum leap through history in such an entertaining way. We are thrilled to have Lisa, Susan and Sarah Jessica kick off this groundbreaking series.”
Lisa Kudrow said, “This show personalizes history and turns it into a gripping narrative.” She added, “The most striking thing about the show is the realization of how connected we all are.”
For more informationon this new series on NBC, check out the She Knowsarticleby clicking on this link Who Do You Think You Are?
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