Season 10 Premieres Tuesday, January 2, 2024, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

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The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.

Upcoming Episodes

Born to Sing

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of singers Alanis Morissette and Ciara.

  • Airdate Tuesday, January 2, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original1/2/2024
  • FIYO1001
Forever Young

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser.

  • Airdate Tuesday, January 9, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original1/9/2024
  • FIYO1002
Fathers and Sons

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi.

  • Airdate Tuesday, January 16, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original1/16/2024
  • FIYO1003
Buried Secrets

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Sammy Hagar and Ed O’Neill discover the stories hidden in their roots..

  • Airdate Tuesday, January 23, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original1/23/2024
  • FIYO1004
Hold the Laughter

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger.

  • Airdate Tuesday, January 30, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original1/30/2024
  • FIYO1005
Far and Away

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams.

  • Airdate Tuesday, February 6, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original2/6/2024
  • FIYO1006
The Brick Wall Falls

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces Danielle Brooks and Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors.

  • Airdate Tuesday, February 13, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original2/13/2024
  • FIYO1007
Mean Streets

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. maps the family trees of comedian Tracy Morgan and actor Anthony Ramos.

  • Airdate Tuesday, February 20, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original2/20/2024
  • FIYO1008
In The Blood

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the surprising roots of Michael Douglas and Lena Dunham.

  • Airdate Tuesday, April 2, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original4/2/2024
  • FIYO1009
Viewers Like You

After a nationwide search, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. solves deep mysteries for three everyday Americans.

  • Airdate Tuesday, April 9, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Original4/9/2024
  • FIYO1010

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Dreaming of a New Land

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.

  • Original1/29/2019
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No Laughing Matter

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

  • Original2/19/2019
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Hidden in the Genes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels solve family mysteries.

  • Original1/4/2022
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Children of Exile

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raúl Esparza.

  • Original1/4/2022
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Activist Roots

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice.

  • Original1/11/2022
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Things We Don't Discuss

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. works with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, two guests with family trees obscured by scandals.

  • Original1/25/2022
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Mexican Roots

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and guests Mario Lopez and Melissa Villaseñor look at their Mexican-American heritage.

  • Original2/1/2022
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. sits down with Terry Crews and Tony Danza.

  • Original2/8/2022
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Forgotten Journeys

Henry Louis, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace the paths of their ancestors.

  • Original2/15/2022
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Songs of the Past

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanies Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane.

  • Original2/22/2022
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides Regina King and Damon Lindelof through their family trees.

  • Original4/12/2022
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