Roots, USA, History Channel
Pitch: Remake of the classic series of the same name aired in 1977 on ABC, adapted from the novel by Alex Haley. The story of a family of slaves over several decades. Simulcast on History Channel, A&E and Lifetime on Monday, May 30, the first episode delivered the number-one miniseries debut on cable in the last 3 years.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the drama mini-series was the most commented premiere of the week in social media worldwide, reaching a huge 120 185 comments. After the airing of its four episodes, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by 2 to gather more than 100,000 Likes.
Premiere: Monday, 30 May, 2016
Distributor(s): A+E Networks International
4 weekly 120-minute episodes