Season 9

A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 3, 2023 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides influential guests into their roots, uncovering deep secrets, hidden identities and lost ancestors.

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Finding Your Roots

Rising From the Ashes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis.

Rising From the Ashes

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Finding Your Roots

Far from Home

Cyndi Lauper, Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo uncover the stories of their immigrant ancestors

Far from Home

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Finding Your Roots

Secret Lives

Comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash discover scandals hidden within their roots.

Secret Lives

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Finding Your Roots

Salem's Lot

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes Claire Danes and Jeff Daniels on a journey into their roots.

Salem's Lot

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Finding Your Roots

Hidden Kin

We explore Edward Norton and Julia Roberts' roots, revealing their hidden connections.

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Hidden Kin