The season 3 premiere of the Ancestry/NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? will air Friday evening, February 3rd, at 8:00 pm with a show on Martin Sheen's ancestry. The Ancestry blurb says "Award-winning actor and activist Martin Sheen embarks on an epic journey into both sides of his family history. It takes him to Dublin, Ireland and Madrid, Spain, where he discovers that a commitment to social justice runs deep in his roots." Sounds interesting, doesn't it?
Next week's show will feature Marissa Tomei and a trip to Italy.
The rest of the season will include ancestral searches for Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones, Jerome Bettis, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen. Sounds like there will be something for everyone this year!
Obviously WDYTYA? must be financially successful, since this year's series is 12 weeks long. Weren't the first two years just 6 episodes?
While we're talking TV, mark your calendar now for a new PBS series, "Finding Your Roots", featuring Henry Louis Gates Jr., debuting on Sunday, March 25th. The program's website is loaded with videos and "getting started" help. Check it out at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/