Tonight’s the night! Set your DVRs for TLC tonight at 9 Eastern/8 Central for Who Do You Think You Are. (Be sure to check your local listings–I told people here the show would be on at 8 p. Mountain time, but it turns out that cable here conforms to the Eastern show times!) You’ll see me join Tom Bergeron in Québec towards the end of his quest to learn about his 10th and ninth great-grandparents.
I don’t know all the details and will be eager to learn them tonight, but from what I learned on our shoot last month, it’s a story that spans France and early Canada. The stories we’ll see are emblematic of the age of religious wars and migration to the New World. Join us and let me know what you think!
Since I know you’re all too cool to ask: Tom Bergeron and his wife are incredibly nice, normal, and completely down-to-earth people–they’re just people who talk about their friends named “Whoopi” and “Merv.” Tom was very friendly and generous to a newcomer: he talked me through all of the incredibly boring and redundant shots of us entering a room or picking up and examining the baptismal records I show him. (When he starts talking in an Irish accent, you know that Tom’s bored and tired like everyone else, and trying to keep everyone in a good spirits until we could break for lunch.)
Tune in and tell me what you think!