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TLC Renews ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ and ‘Long Lost Family’

9 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TLC has renewed “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Long Lost Family” for new seasons, Variety has learned exclusively.

“Who Do You Think You Are?” follows celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees. Recent seasons have featured “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, “Glee” alum Lea Michele and ’80s icon Molly Ringwald. The series is executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky.

Long Lost Family” features the stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation from their family members. The series reunites those separated by adoption, uncovers secrets behind unsolved mysteries, and helps individuals answer lifelong questions. This past season reunited several family members in emotional meetings, including a mother and a daughter who actually worked together and did not realize they were related. The series is hosted by Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, who »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Long Lost Family’ Preview: Leslie Fears She’s Someone’s Dirty Secret (Exclusive Video)

18 March 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A woman wonders if the interracial nature of her parent’s relationship in the ’70s is what led to her being placed for adoption in a new clip from TLC’s “Long Lost Family.” In the episode, which airs Sunday, host Lisa Joyner heads to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to meet Leslie, who has always felt like someone’s dirty secret because she knows that her parents were a bi-racial couple. Her need to understand where she came from and seek out her birth mother reached a tipping point after having children of her own. She’s asked Lisa to try to uncover the mystery about. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Win a reading with Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo tonight

6 March 2016 4:05 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

There’s a lot going on tonight in the medium world including a chance to win a reading with Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo. First, Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry gets some company when Theresa Caputo takes on Hollywood in a live two-hour event on TLC beginning at 8pmET/7pmCT. Some of the celebs getting personal readings from Theresa include Lisa Joyner, who is host of TLC’s new Long Lost Family (which premieres tonight at 10pm), and her hubby actor/director Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men). “My father was my everything,” Joyner expressed in a preview clip. Theresa is able to share … Continue reading →

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- Barb Oates

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'Pretty in Pink': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the John Hughes Classic

26 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Thirty years have passed since the release of "Pretty in Pink" (on February 28, 1986), and yet we're still bewildered by the teen romance's climax.

Maybe we need to think of the John Hughes-scripted film as Gen X's own "Casablanca." The ending makes more sense if you think of Duckie (Jon Cryer) as Humphrey Bogart, letting the woman he loves (Molly Ringwald's Andie) go off with the dull-but-decent guy (Andrew McCarthy's Blane) because he's finally admitted to himself that he's a chivalrous romantic who values her happiness above his own. Yeah, it's a stretch, but it's just one of many interpretations to spin out of this Hughes classic.

In honor of the film turning the big three-0, here are 15 surprising facts about the best movie ever named after a Psychedelic Furs song.

1. Hughes wrote the role of Andie Walsh for Ringwald, but even though she'd starred in his »

- Gary Susman

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Long Lost Family: New TLC Series Launches in March

5 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

TLC's new Long Lost Family TV series premieres Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The eight-episode docu-series features family members trying to reunite with birthparents, biological families, or children placed for adoption.

Hosted by Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner -- both adoptees who have searched for their own biological families -- each episode of Long Lost Family features the stories of two people or families hoping to find what they are looking for. Watch the Long Lost Family season one trailer, below.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TLC Orders Tear-Jerking Reunion Show ‘Long Lost Family’ to Series (Exclusive)

2 February 2016 11:39 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Open a fresh box of Kleenex and flip over to TLC: The cable channel has ordered “Long Lost Family” to series. The show features highly emotional and touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with their birth parents and biological families. The reverse also applies on this reality show: Parents who wish to find children they had to place for adoption long ago. Hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner are both adoptees who have embarked on their own journeys to discover their biological families. Each episode follows the hosts as they investigate the. »

- Tony Maglio

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