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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 5, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: Rashida Jones, Kelsey Grammer, Lisa Kudrow
  • Summary: Based on a British show of the same name, the show has celebrities look back into their family trees to discover interesting historical facts about their ancestry.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Game Show
  • Creator: Alex Graham
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Mar 5, 2010
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. 80
    Not only are the stories engrossing in and of themselves, but they seem certain to spark interest in genealogy among viewers.
  2. 75
    None of these results will rock a viewer's world, but it's unexpectedly satisfying to see stars in a reality project that's more relatable than ballroom dancing or a temporary work detail for Donald Trump.
  3. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    75
    It's a well-done project, but I do have some minor complaints.
  4. 50
    As much as I like Parker and Kudrow and the subjects of later episodes such as Susan Sarandon and Spike Lee, I’m not sure I like them enough to care about their long-gone ancestors. It’s primarily when the stars’ family trees overlap with history--the Holocaust, for example, in Kudrow’s case--that the show feels like something more than Hollywood self-indulgence.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    50
    Unlike the misuse of celebrity willingness on "The Marriage Ref," "Who Do You Think You Are?" has a purer heart and an underlying appreciation for marriage, family, longevity and memory. Also to its credit, it encourages people to go to libraries and museums and to look for things online besides the latest Perez Hilton gossip.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    42
    Here's a fundamental truth: Family genealogies are fascinating--to the family in question.
  7. Reviewed by: Tanner Stransky
    25
    While it may be fascinating for Parker to learn that she also had a relative who was part of the gold rush, for viewers, sitting through an hour of centuries-old genealogical minutiae feels more like fool's gold.

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