Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots

  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.4  (794)

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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Anchored To The Past
8. Anchored To The Past
April 20, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines how journalists Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon were able to overcome biases in their careers, drawing parallels to relatives who met profound challenges of their own.
The New World
7. The New World
April 13, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces pre-United States ancestors of John Lithgow and Maria Hinojosa.
Country Roots
6. Country Roots
February 23, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the remarkable backgrounds of country music icons Clint Black and Rosanne Cash, traveling generations into the past to trace lineages from the shores of Sicily to the American South.
Write My Name In The Book Of Life
5. Write My Name In The Book Of Life
February 16, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Pharrell Williams and Kasi Lemmons discover their enslaved ancestors.
The Shirts On Their Backs
4. The Shirts On Their Backs
February 9, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the immigrant roots of actors Tony Shalhoub and Christopher Meloni.
No Irish Need Apply
3. No Irish Need Apply
February 2, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan, revealing the Irish American experience through their families.
Against All Odds
2. Against All Odds
January 26, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces media personality Andy Cohen and radio journalist Nina Totenberg to their survivor ancestors.
To The Manor Born
1. To The Manor Born
January 19, 2021
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the privileged lineages of Glenn Close and John Waters.
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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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 7 seasons (75 episodes). The series first aired on March 25, 2012.

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 Amazon Prime, Amazon, PBS, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 25, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (794)