This holiday, celebrate the 35th anniversary of the epic story of author Alex Haley's family lineage with the premiere of Roots on BET! Tune in on Dec. 21 at 8P/7C for the network premiere of the cinematic masterpiece that revolutionized the film industry and set a record for viewership as the third highest telecast in television history that still stands today. Starring LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a tribesman from West Africa who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, the 6 part series follows the experiences of Kinte and his family as they navigate through America.

The journey continues on Dec. 25 at 8A/7C with the premiere of Roots: The Next Generations which closely examines Haley's 19th and 20th century lineage and concludes on Dec. 26, at 8A/7C with the premiere of Queen, the story of Haley's Paternal Grandmother, starring Halle Berry. 

Air Dates & Times for Roots on BET:

Fri 12/21 -- Roots Pt I at 8P/7C, Roots Pt II at 10:30P/9:30C

Sat 12/22 -- Roots: Pt III at 8P/7C, Roots: Pt IV at 10:30P/9:30C

Sun 12/23 -- Roots Pt V at 4P/3C, Roots: Pt VI at 6:30P/5:30C 

Mon 12/24 -- Roots: The Gift at 11P/10C 

Tues 12/25 -- Roots: The Next Generations (Pts I - VII) at 8A/7C 

Wed 12/26 -- Queen Pts I - III at 8A/7C