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Because You d Roots
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Drama Biography 
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Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1977 - 19771 SeasonSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: About Africa Based On True Story Country: America

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 available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, available for purchase on YouTube, and 1 other. It's a biography 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 Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 88% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.3 (15,470 votes).

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Ben Vereen

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Season 1
8 Episodes | Rent or Buy

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8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video, YouTube & 1 other).

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#628 Ranked TV Show

#3 Ranked in About Africa TV

#16 Ranked in Biography TV

#23 Ranked in Based On True Story TV

Roots has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 88% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.3 (15,470 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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