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.Roots featuring Ben Vereen and LeVar Burton has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 1 other. It's a comedy and drama show with 8 episodes over 1 season. Roots is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (16,162 votes) and was well received by critics.
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6 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).
8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).
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Roots has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (16,162 votes) and was well received by critics. The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.