Who Do You Think You Are? has become a worldwide television phenomenon, starting in the UK and making its way around the world, tell stories of well-known celebrities in search of their family history. July 23, 2014 marks the debut of season 5 of the series here in the U.S. and the show’s Executive Producer Dan Bucatinsky is here to tell us more about it.
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About Dan Bucatinsky
Dan Bucatinsky won the 2013 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category for his portrayal of James Novack on the hit Shonda Rhimes series, Scandal. Bucatinsky wrote, produced, and starred in the 2001 indie romantic comedy All Over the Guy (Lionsgate).
In 2003 he and partner Lisa Kudrow founded Is Or Isn’t Entertainment, which produced the cult, Emmy-nominated HBO comedy The Comeback co-starring Bucatinsky as publicist, Billy Stanton. Thanks in part to their rabid fanbase, The Comeback is returning to HBO for six episodes beginning this November.
Dan and Lisa’s acclaimed docu-series Who Do You Think You Are? recently received its’ second Emmy nomination, for Outstanding Structured Reality Program. The show returns for a fifth season on TLC this month.
Season five (and the second season on TLC) will feature six popular celebrities from TV and film:
- Valerie Bertinelli (One Day At a Time, Hot in Cleveland)
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (ABC’s Modern Family)
- Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, and currently starring in NBC’s Parenthood)
- Kelsey Grammer (Cheers and Frasier )
- Rachel McAdams (movies like Mean Girls, The Notebook) and her sister, Kayleen McAdams.
- Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s Sex in the City)
Tune in to “Who Do You Think You Are?” Season 5 on the TLC channel on Wednesday, July 23 at 9/8c.
The 5th season opener features actress Cynthia Nixon
(of Sex in the City)
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