Watch on YouTube TV

Long Lost Family

Watch live TV from 70+ networks
Free unlimited cloud DVR storage space
6 accounts per household included
$49.99/month.
Cancel anytime.
Having embarked on their own journeys to discover their biological families, TV personalities Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner help others try to track down loved ones. Each episode features two emotional stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with their birthparents and biological families or find children they had to give up for adoption long ago. In addition to providing emotional support and guidance, Chris and Lisa conduct painstaking searches through public records and utilize current DNA technology in their search for answers. The things they discover and who they find are anything but expected.

Latest episodes

aired 44 days ago
A dramatic turn of events takes place as Chris and Lisa investigate two seemingly different cases; a chance discovery raises the tantalizing prospect that the mother and son they are helping may be looking for one another.
VOD available
Lisa tackles the challenging mystery of why a woman was abandoned in a trash can as a baby; unexpected DNA results throw a woman's entire identity into question.
VOD available
Chris tries to solve the 50-year-old mystery of why a woman was abandoned at a laundromat days after being born; a family enlists Lisa's help to track down the firstborn son that was placed for adoption, hoping to fulfill a father's dying wish.
VOD available
Lisa helps a man find answers about his adoption; a breast cancer survivor searches for her birth mother.
VOD available
Chris and Lisa join forces in an attempt to solve the childhood mystery of why a woman was separated from her birth family at the age of two.
VOD available
Chris unwraps the mystery of a woman's origins, which at a Korean orphanage; Lisa desperately searches for a woman's only child, hoping it will heal her.
VOD available
Identical twins enlist Lisa's help to unlock the mystery of why they were placed for adoption; Chris hopes to fulfill the wishes of a deceased father by tracking down the first-born son he and his wife had placed for adoption.
VOD available
Lisa hopes that locating a man's biological mother will finally allow him to overcome his lifelong struggle with abandonment; Chris locates a woman's only child and delivers the difficult details of her daughter's birth story.
aired 51 days ago
Lisa helps a man find his birth mother, hoping to answer why she placed him for adoption, but kept his three brothers; after turning to psychics for answers, a woman seeking details about her birth mom hopes Chris can separate truth from fiction.
VOD available
A woman enlists Lisa's help to find her birth mother, but unearths a 40-year-old secret in the process.
aired 51 days ago
After learning of her own adoption at a late age, Chris aids a woman determined to unlock the mystery behind her birth story; a desperate mother enlists Lisa's help to locate her first-born son, hoping to reunite him with his full-blooded siblings.
aired 58 days ago
The revelation of a man's adoption catapults his search for his biological roots, but his son's DNA only deepens the mystery; a woman enlists Chris' help to find the son she placed for adoption, hoping her decision was not in vain.
aired 65 days ago
Lisa helps a woman locate her son, hoping to heal the broken heart she's had since placing him for adoption decades ago; a tragic beginning of a woman's life with her mother dying in childbirth has Chris searching for her father.
aired 65 days ago
A tough Texas lawman seeks Lisa's help to tackle the one investigation he's never been able to solve: the story of his own birth and adoption.
aired 72 days ago
Lisa faces many challenges when she helps a woman locate her father -- starting with his identity; a woman seeks Chris' help to find her mother, hoping the similarities she read in her adoption paperwork are not just a fantasy.
aired 72 days ago
The recent revelation of a 49-year-old man's adoption sends Chris searching for answers to a secret his adoptive parents took to the grave; a biracial woman enlists Lisa's help to find her birth family, revealing some unfortunate tragedies.
aired 77 days ago
A young woman hopes Chris can help solve the thirty-year old mystery of her younger brother's disappearance from a Miami Beach hotel; a man's search for his birth mother reveals a shocking family secret his grandparents took to the grave.
aired 79 days ago
A woman enlists Chris' help to find her biological mother, hoping for the mother-daughter bond she never had; a near-death experience in combat accelerates a veteran's search for his birth family and Lisa's discoveries turn his world upside down.
aired 79 days ago
Chris aids a woman's search for her father after being shuffled through 28 foster homes; two radically different sisters, adopted into the same family, seek Lisa's help to search for their biological mother.
aired 79 days ago
Lisa helps a man yearning to discover his biological roots, but fearful of rejection from the family he has never met; Chris reveals the truth to a woman who has felt guilty that her birth might have devastated the life of her 14-year-old mom.
aired 80 days ago
Chris helps a SWAT team leader and former Marine tackle his toughest challenge yet, locating his birth mom; a woman enlists Lisa's help to find her brother, hoping to bring joy to a family still mourning the tragic death of their father from AIDS.

Similar on YouTube TV

Various networks
Lisa Kudrow ("Friends") serves as executive producer for this Emmy nominated series, based on a popular show in the U.K., in which viewers get a look at the family histories of popular celebrities. Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and Emmitt Smith are among the well-known personalities whose genealogies are explored.
Educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. has hosted several PBS series that examine U.S. history. In "Finding Your Roots," the Harvard professor continues his quest to "get into the DNA of American culture." In each episode, celebrities view ancestral histories, sometimes learn of connections to famous/infamous people, discover secrets, and share the emotional experience with viewers. Analyzing genetic code, DNA diagnosticians trace bloodlines and occasionally debunk long-held beliefs.
Various networks
Marrying someone you have known for no more than 90 days comes with more risks than traditional unions. This companion series to "90 Day Fiance" sets out to see how the relationship has worked out for several couples from the original show. The show reveals what has gone on in the lives of the returning couples, whom TLC calls "the most memorable from previous seasons," since they tied the knot. Among the issues the couples have faced are criticism from their loved ones and on social media, potentially having to move away from their hometowns, and pregnancy struggles.