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'Roots' Is Getting A Remake

05/01/2015 02:47 pm ET | Updated May 01, 2015

One of the biggest TV events of all time is being reimagined for new audiences.

"Roots," the epic miniseries about an African-American slave and his descendants, had a staggering audience of over 100 million viewers back in 1977. Now A&E networks are remaking the miniseries, to air in 2016.

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