TMDB Rating 7.6
IMDB Rating 8.4

Series Details

Seasons: 1

Total Episodes: 8

Creators: Alex Haley

Networks: ABC

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Jan 23, 1977

Recent Air Date: Jan 30, 1977

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: NR

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The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.

Main Cast

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson


Age : 96 | Popularity : 8%

Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers


Age : 76 | Popularity : 14%

Lloyd Bridges

Lloyd Bridges

Evan Brent

Age : 85 | Popularity : 17%

Sandy Duncan

Sandy Duncan

Missy Anne Reynolds

Age : 75 | Popularity : 5%



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