New Release: Who Do You Think You Are? Season 1 DVD

(Left to right) Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon examine their ancestry in Who Do You Think You Are?.

The well-received NBC reality television series Who Do You Think You Are?: Season 1, the show that follows seven celebrities as they journey through ancestral history and share their life-altering discoveries, debuted on DVD from Acorn Media on March 15, 2011.

The TV show is based on the hit, on-going British series that debuted on the BBC in 2004 and has aired for eight seasons so far.

An inspired mix of celebrities — actors Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City 2), Susan Sarandon (The Greatest), Matthew Broderick (The Producers), Brooke Shields (Furry Vengeance) and Lisa Kudrow (Paper Man), filmmaker Spike Lee (Malcolm X) and Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith — travel the world to uncover the secrets and surprises of their family trees. (Kudrow also is an executive producer for the series.)

Working alongside genealogists, researchers and historians, the stars excavate stories from their families’ past. The most notable are Parker, whose search leads back to the Salem witch trials; Smith, who follows his slave ancestors to Benin; Sarandon, who learns a bit more then she expected about the racy life of her grandmother; and Kudrow, who finds out the truth of her great-grandmother’s fate in the Holocaust.

No bonus features have been announced for the seven-episode, two-DVD set, which carries a list price of $39.99.

The series’ second season premiered on NBC on Friday, Feb . 4, 2011.

Check out the trailer for season one:

 

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