Returning to Your Roots: A Sixth Season of the Genealogical Odyssey

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How many secrets are hidden in the branches of your family tree?

This January, witness the astonishing potential of genealogical research as Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns for a new season on Rhode Island PBS.

Explore the fascinating stories and surprising connections that make ancestry such a powerful tool of self-discovery. Trace a path through the generations and learn the untold lineage of your favorite celebrities. Renowned scholar and host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides the investigation, walking each guest through a curated roadmap of their genetic relationships. As family histories grow and the truth is revealed, the subject will leave with a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of his or her heritage.

Starting on Monday, January 20 at 9 p.m., Rhode Island PBS premieres new episodes from the latest season of Finding Your Roots. Season 6 features household names from across the entertainment industry, including Sterling K. Brown, Melissa McCarthy, Jeff Goldblum, Sasheer Zamata, Jordan Peele, Sigourney Weaver, and many more.

What new insights will they glean from their relatives past and present? Find out Mondays at 9 p.m.