History Channel Remaking Famous TV Miniseries Roots
Louis Gossett Jr. and LeVar Burton
History Channel has acquired the rights to the famous TV miniseries Roots, Deadline.com reports.
The 12-hour miniseries, based on the 1976 novel by Alex Haley, debuted on ABC the following year. The finale still holds the record as the third-highest-rated U.S. television program. History plans to air an 8-part miniseries that will be executive produced by Mark Wolper (The Mists of Avalon).
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Roots earned 37 Emmy nominations, winning nine, including best supporting actor for Ed Asner and best music composition for Quincy Jones.
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