Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Newsletters

Roots

Thad Mumford, ‘M*A*S*H’ and ‘ALF’ Writer and Producer, Dies at 67

Thad Mumford, a pioneering writer and producer for shows including 'M*A*S*H,' 'The Cosby Show,' 'Maude' and 'ALF,' has died. He was 67.

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Spill Behind-the-Scenes Memories, Craziest Prince Stories

The 'Tonight Show' host interviewed his house band for a Paley Center event in New York on Wednesday.

MIPTV: A+E International Boss Sean Cohan on the Company’s Global Expansion and Drama Push (Q&A)

The president of international and digital media at A+E Networks says he's "doubling down" on quality programming to meet the challenges coming from digital fragmenation as well as Netflix and co.

MIPCOM: BBC Takes A+E’s ‘Roots’ for U.K.

The new adaptation of Alex Haley's groundbreaking novel of African slave Kunta Kinte and his American decedents has sold to 220 territories worldwide.

Critic’s Notebook: In Praise of the New Wave of TV Casting Inclusivity

Shows like 'Queen Sugar,' 'Greenleaf,' 'Underground,' 'Roots,' 'Insecure,' 'Atlanta' and 'Luke Cage' are exposing how much talent is out there.

Emmys: Topical Limited Series “Can Change the Conversation”

From the 'Roots' remake to 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' — and even 'Fargo' — the Emmy nominees delve deep into issues of race and violence: "These are not new problems."

Hollywood Flashback: In 1977, ‘Roots’ Broke Records

The eight-part miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley's novel garnered 37 noms, still a record today, and won nine Emmys at the 29th annual primetime awards.

‘Roots’ to Stream Exclusively on Hulu

The streamer has inked an exclusive deal with A+E Networks to acquire the rights to the eight-hour series.

Forest Whitaker on “Issues of Identity” in ‘Roots’

"You can’t watch ['Roots'] without being confronted with the issue of civil rights, the issue of human rights."

TV Ratings: ‘Roots’ Wraps Steady Run With 4.2 Million Viewers

The miniseries does finish on a low note, facing the NBA Finals' daunting 19.2 million viewers.

‘Roots’ Cast Talks Slavery Reparations and Race Relations in Hollywood and Beyond

"This is one of the most iconic pieces of content in history, and I thought that this was a tremendously risky undertaking," says producer Will Packer. "But as filmmakers, we wouldn't be where we are without taking risks. In the end, it was the opportunity to put really important material in front of an audience that hasn't seen it."

LeVar Burton on ‘Roots’ Remake: America Needs It Now “More Than Ever”

The star of the original 1977 blockbuster miniseries recalls author Alex Haley's mentorship and watching the first episode alone in his apartment at USC.