This Isn’t Your Mama’s 1977 “Roots.” This One’s Better.

It’s a safe bet that Will Packer, the executive producer of the reimagined “Roots,” (premiering tonight at 9 p.m. on History, Lifetime and A&E) blew the entire $6.6 million budget of the 1977 original mini series just on tonight’s riveting two-hour debut episode. Unlike the original, shot largely on the Warner Brothers backlot in Burbank, […]