U.S. Version of “Who Do You Think You Are?” Receives Primetime Emmy Nomination

The following announcement was written by the TLC Network:

TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? was honored with its second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The series takes some of the most well-known names in America on a journey into their personal family histories, mining their surprising pasts to reveal unknown details about themselves and their families. The featured celebrity contributors share how the eye-opening revelations they uncover about their backgrounds impact their lives today.

“We’re all so thrilled to have Who Do You Think You Are? recognized with another Emmy nomination. It was our first season on TLC, and every department was truly wonderful to work with. We’re thrilled with every episode we get to shoot, taking someone on a historical trip through their ancestral past, so this is a much appreciated nod to all the people who worked so hard to make it happen. We are thrilled that our audience has found the show and continued to appreciate it in our new collaboration with TLC,” said Executive Producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky.

A brand new season of the series premieres July 23 at 9/8c on TLC. This year’s line-up of participants includes Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kelsey Grammer, Rachel McAdams and her sister Kayleen McAdams, and Cynthia Nixon.

The series is produced for TLC by Shed Media US and Is or Isn’t Entertainment. Executive Producers are Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Alex Graham, Pam Healey and Al Edgington. For TLC Executive Producers are Howard Lee, Timothy Kuryak and Amy Winter.

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Other nominees in the “Structured Reality Program” category are:
“Undercover Boss” (CBS)
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network)
“Mythbusters” (Discovery)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)

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“…Rachel McAdams and her sister Kayleen McAdams…”

This one keeps perplexing me. They’ve never billed one like this before. Are they trying to figure out if they have different fathers or something? There has to be some catch like that.

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