J.K. Rowling to Trace French Ancestry in “Who Do You Think You Are?”


Jun 24, 2011

Posted by John Admin

J.K. Rowling has been announced as one of the celebrity guests on the season premiere of the BBC show “Who Do You Think You Are?”

According to the show’s official site:

Across the course of seven books and eight films, Jo Rowling’s Harry Potter series has captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world. Who Do You Think You Are? sets out to explore the French ancestry of the author’s mother.

An air date for the program has not yet been announced. Thanks SnitchSeeker for the tip!

28 Responses to J.K. Rowling to Trace French Ancestry in “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: Oh this is great! They have this show in the US and it's my favorite.I hope the US fans will be able to see it too! Love to see her mother's family history.Jo's 'backstory' haha.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Maybe the program will be online for US fans.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Pas étonnant qu'elle regarde si bon...Avatar ImageGinnnygal says: Hopefully they have this online somewhere, not sure if we have it on the US channels.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Ooh this sounds very interesting! I love ancestory, I'm currently looking into my own family history, have been for years It can be a lot of work, also a lot of fun. :)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Oh, I want to watch it! Although I never saw that show before! I want to watch it! Excited! But, the title of the show sounds a little bit like a mean question a bully asking a kid who had just poked him. . . . xDAvatar Imagenebogipfel says: The second season of the U.S. version of the show is as of this writing still available on Hulu. Maybe the UK version airs on BBC America, I don't know.Avatar Imageratorr2 says: That's so cool! I would love to be on there and find out more about my family history. We've been able to go back to the 1600's on one side but the other side of my family is still somewhat of a mystery to me.Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: Hope to see it in us! I like this show with previous stars but to have Jo, that would be awesome !Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: Ps when I said us I meant U.S.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: awesome! :DAvatar ImageLivi22 says: So watching this!!Avatar Imageshi suisen says: Interesting~ Hopefully I can watch this.Avatar ImageFawkes1706 says: Cool, can't wait to watch. I wish I was famous so I could do this show!Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: brillianteAvatar ImageGregMendel says: I hope she has the same ancestry as me! I had mine checked bu a leading UK company - really cool. If anyone wants to also compare, heres the link: http://futuregenetics.co.uk/shop/page/31?shop_param=Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: I'm going to watch :):):) I love you Jo.. <3Avatar Imageprofessor_potter says: i love the U.S. version of this show and i will be happy to watch this one!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: awesome! please update us with the time once you get it leaky! i've watched that show before; it's pretty good! cant wait to watch!Avatar ImageHelloWorld says: That's cool. She has such an interesting background to begin with it'll be great to explore some more. :)Avatar ImageBell Dema says: Cool! I love Who Do You Think You Are, and it's extra good when I know the people it's about :)Avatar ImageDawna says: Love this show, so thrilled to watch Jo's journey!Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: How can you "have the same ancestry" as someone else? =/ Can't wait to watch! =D Hope we find out soon when it'll be on, they usually tend to start in August/September. Btw it's a series not a season, we don't really have season premieres of TV shows in the UK =PAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: French ancestry.......... awesome Avatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: It doesn't look like Hulu has the BBC WDYTYA? .... It'll most likely make it's way online somewhere though. Can't wait to see it!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I really like that show! Can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagemencia says: it's always good to know your roots, way to go JoAvatar Imagepipkin3 says: It'll be on in August on BBC (UK). And no we don't do "seasons" like you do in the US. Sadly because of box sets etc still referring to "seasons" on DVDs, it has become common place to say season, when its wrong! I was watching E4 and the announcer called something a season finale which got me really irritated.

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