Roots

1977, TV Show

Latest News

Extant Exclusive: Louis Gossett Jr. to Play Halle Berry's Father

Louis Gossett Jr. has been tapped to play the father of Halle Berry's female astronaut character in CBS' summer series Extant, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Extant tells the story of...  Read Full Article

Videos

Subscription | Netflix Aired: 1/1/2013

Season 2, Episode 6
Sean explores his roots, prepares a typical Appalachian dinner, cooks chicken and dumplings with his mom, and makes fried okra and country ham.

Full Episode
Subscription | Netflix Aired: 1/1/2011

Season 2, Episode 5
A wedding at an isolated estate becomes a lethal trap for all the guests in attendance -- including Audrey, Chris, Duke and Evi.

Full Episode
Free | Baeble Music Posted: 5/18/2014

The Roots share the stop-motion animated chapter of ...And Then You Shot Your Cousin Understand.

Paid | VUDU Posted: 4/11/2012

Season 2, Episode 7
Alex Haley (JONES) is now a successful magazine writer; his latest assignment: an interview with Malcolm X. He later goes on to write The Autobiography of Malcolm X. After the black leader's assassination, Haley sets out to discover his own "roots" and launches a twelve-year search, which culminates with his visit to a small African village.

Full Episode

TV Listings

Loading...

News

Extant Exclusive: Louis Gossett Jr. to Play Halle Berry's Father

Louis Gossett Jr. has been tapped to play the father of Halle Berry's female astronaut character in CBS' summer series Extant, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Extant tells the story of... read more

The Waltons Patriarch Ralph Waite Dead at 86

Ralph Waite, best known for playing The Waltons' beloved patriarch John, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 86.

Waite... read more

Top Moments: Sons of Anarchy Sticks a Fork in It and Adam Pally's Friendly Rap

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Confession:
 Susan Sarandon stops by the Watch What Happens: Live clubhouse and she does not disappoint. In addition to admitting that she almost posed nude for Playboy while pregnant, our favorite confession has to be when she oh-so-casually states that she has been high at... read more

History Channel Remaking Famous TV Miniseries Roots

History Channel has acquired the rights to the famous TV miniseries Roots, Deadline.com reports.

The 12-hour miniseries, based on... read more

Exclusive: TV Writers Choose the 101 Best-Written Shows Ever; What Was No. 1?

Bada bing! The Writers Guild of America has named HBO's The Sopranos, created by David Chase, the best-written TV series of all time. Members of the WGA's West and East coast chapters — folks who obviously know a thing or two about writing TV shows — evaluated hundreds of dramas, comedies, miniseries (six hours or more), daytime serials, animation, variety series, talk shows and kids' programs to come up with an unprecedented, exhaustive list of TV's top 101.

read more

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: January 23, 1977, on ABC
Rating: None
User Rating: (7 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: The landmark dramatization of Alex Haley's classic saga followed his ancestors from Africa into slavery and then to their freedom in the post-Civil War South. Americans watched in record numbers as the epic aired on eight consecutive nights and went on to receive an unprecedented 37 Emmy nominations (winning for nine, including Outstanding Limited Series). Haley wrote in TV Guide: ` `Roots' speaks of the American human drama, in which ancestrally we all came from somewhere across the ocean.'

Cast

Shop

Finding Your Roots
Buy Finding Your Roots from Amazon.com
From Pbs (Direct) (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $21.18 (as of 10/30/14 9:59 AM EST - more info)
Roots (Seven-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition)
Buy Roots (Seven-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition) from Amazon.com
From Warner Home Video (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $30.78 (as of 10/30/14 9:59 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular