Finding Your Roots

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  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.6  (1,249)

In this nonfiction series, celebrities dig into their family histories with the help of experts, DNA analyses, high-tech tools, and exhaustive research. Celebrity participants include Paul Ryan, Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman, Christiane Amanpour, Michael Moore, Marco Rubio, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joe Madison, Tig Notaro, and Ann Curry.

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Seasons
Family: Lost and Found
6. Family: Lost and Found
February 7, 2023
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez—uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.
Children of Fire
5. Children of Fire
January 31, 2023
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.
Long Way From Home
4. Long Way From Home
January 24, 2023
Jamie Chung, Cyndi Lauper, and Danny Trejo retrace the journeys of their immigrant ancestors
Secret Lives
3. Secret Lives
January 17, 2023
Comics Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash see family mysteries solved by DNA.
Salem's Lot
2. Salem's Lot
January 10, 2023
Exploring primal scenes from America's past with actors Claire Danes and Jeff Daniels.
Hidden Kin
1. Hidden Kin
January 3, 2023
Actors Edward Norton and Julia Roberts discover their hidden connections to history.
Description

In this nonfiction series, celebrities dig into their family histories with the help of experts, DNA analyses, high-tech tools, and exhaustive research. Celebrity participants include Paul Ryan, Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman, Christiane Amanpour, Michael Moore, Marco Rubio, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joe Madison, Tig Notaro, and Ann Curry.

Finding Your Roots is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (93 episodes). The series first aired on March 25, 2012.

Where to Watch Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Finding Your Roots on demand at Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime and Amazon and Vudu and Google Play and Hoopla and Apple TV and PBS and.

  • Premiere Date
    March 25, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (1,249)