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New Celebrities Trace Their Roots On Who Do You Think You Are

posted: 04/27/18
by: Kate Meroski

The search is on! Family legend and ancestry detective work collides when Who Do You Think You Are? returns Monday, May 21st at 9/8c.

Follow six new celebrities as they set off on a mystery tour through their own family history. With the help of Ancestry.com and historical documents, these stars embark on exciting missions to discover their own heritage. After years of passed down family legends, it is finally time to set the record straight as they uncover the truth behind their ancestry. For some, that may mean tracing back several generations to distinct moments in world history.

Here's who you can expect to see this season:

  • Hilary Duff traces her family history back to medieval Scotland, discovering royalty in her lineage, and an unbelievable tale of bravery!
  • Jean Smart explores the curious tale of how her eight times great-grandmother roped her kids into a crime ring in colonial Massachusetts, before going on to be arrested for witchcraft--with a surprising outcome.
  • Jon Cryer travels to Boston and learns that his nine times great-grandfather was an indentured servant who made his way to America under harrowing circumstances.
  • Laverne Cox uncovers new information about the inspiring life of her three times great grandfather, who carved out his place in society just a few years after his emancipation from slavery. She begins her journey in Alabama, where DNA results and historical documents reveal her ancestor's tenacity.
  • Megan Mullally chases the dark legacy of her father's line and uncovers the story of how her two times great-grandmother persevered, despite being caught in a cycle of domestic abuse.
  • Molly Shannon travels to Ireland to unravel the mystery of her maternal line, uncovering ancestors who were forced to change their religion in the face of impending starvation, before she unexpectedly meets some of her distant cousins along the way!

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