'Roots' Returns to Broadcast Television: Bounce TV to Premiere Mini-Series Across 5 Nights for Thanksgiving

April 20 2017

1977: A collage of the cast of the television miniseries "Roots" which aired in 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) 1977: A collage of the cast of the television miniseries "Roots" which aired in 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Bounce TV announced today that it will premiere "Roots," the milestone mini-series which chronicled the story of an African slave and his descendants, through American history. "Roots" is the epic saga of African-American life, based on author Alex Haley's family line.

Bounce TV will air the eight-part series across five consecutive nights, Nov. 16-20 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET each night, and then present the complete mini-series for an all-day binge-watching marathon on Fri. Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Air dates and times follow below:

Weds. Nov. 16 Chapter One 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 17 Chapter Two 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 18 Chapters Three/Four 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 19 Chapters Five/Six 9:00-12 Midnight

Sun. Nov. 20 Chapters Seven/Eight 9:00-12 Midnight

Day-After-Thanksgiving Marathon - Fri. Nov. 25

11:00 a.m. Chapter One

1:00 p.m. Chapter Two

3:00 p.m. Chapter Three

4:00 p.m. Chapter Four

5:00 p.m. Chapter Five

6:00 p.m. Chapter Six

8:00 p.m. Chapter Seven

9:00 p.m. Chapter Eight

All Times Eastern

Bounce TV (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV is available in more than 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

by Shadow and Act on April 20 2017

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