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Who Do You Think You Are? Celebrities Announced

06/26/2013 01:11 pm ET | Updated Aug 26, 2013
  • Megan Smolenyak Genealogy Expert, Author of "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing" & "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Genealogists and non-genealogists alike are rejoicing that TLC has announced the season line-up for Who Do You Think You Are?, the popular celebrity roots series it rescued after NBC dropped the show. The series returns on July 23rd.

Christina Applegate, Kelly Clarkson, Cindy Crawford, Zooey Deschanel, Chelsea Handler, Chris O'Donnell, Jim Parsons and Trisha Yearwood will all take their turn under the ancestral microscope, which suggests an intent to skew younger than in previous seasons, but it's hard to avoid noticing the lack of diversity, which stands in stark contract to PBS's Finding Your Roots. Perhaps they have some surprises in store for us?

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