March 11, 2010

Don't Miss WDYTYA this Friday with Emmit Smith!

The tune-in numbers for the first episode of Who Do You Think You Are? are in, and they look promising! More than 6.85 million viewers tuned in to watch the show making it the No. 2-rated show that hour.

This Friday ? Emmitt Smith This week's episode is one you don't want to miss. Tune into NBC this Friday at 8/7c as former NFL football player Emmitt Smith sets out to discover his slavery roots. In this episode, look for the Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe County, Alabama, and the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Lisa Kudrow calls Emmitt's episode "unbelievable" and the most compelling of the seven.

Last Week's Episode featured Sarah Jessica Parker, who learns that her 4th great-grandfather John S. Hodge was among the hundreds of thousands who tried to strike it rich by heading West during the 1849 California Gold Rush. Unfortunately, Sarah discovers John S. died soon after settling in El Dorado County, California. Sarah also pays a visit to Massachusetts and meets with researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society and Massachusetts Historical Society, who reveal that one of her ancestors was accused of witchcraft in 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Luckily, Sarah finds out that the court surrounding the trials was dissolved just before her ancestor was accused, so she was never tried.

Check out the teaser to the episode featuring Emmitt or last week's episode with Sarah Jessica Parker at NBC unless you live in Canada in which case you cannot view these online NBC videos.

1 comment:

Anna said...

I watched the show last week just to see how closely it compared to the British (BBC) and Canadian versions(CBC) and it was identical.

I wonder how many stories are started, and then rejected - supposedly for the BBC series they start with 12 celebrities hoping they can get 6 good stories.