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History Channel to Remake “ROOTS”

 

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A ROOTS remake is in the works.

History is  planning a new eight-hour ROOTS miniseries after acquiring rights to the 12-hour original from Mark Wolper, son of ROOTS executive producer, the late David L. Wolper.

The network is beginning discussions with writers for the remake, which will be a combination of both the book and the original miniseries, but have a contemporary perspective.

“We would like to revive that cultural icon for a new audience,” said History EVP and GM Dirk Hoogstra.

No casting news has been revealed at this time.

Justin Timberlake to Release “The 20/20 Experience Vol. 2” in November

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Most fans have been wondering why Justin Timberlake‘s new album The 20/20 Experience only has 10 tracks, and now we now know.

Timberlake will release a follow-up album, titled The 20/20 Experience Vol. 2, in November. That album will also contain 10 tracks. Collectively the albums will have 20 songs, which is why the album is named The 20/20 Experience.

The Roots  drummer, Questlove leaked the information  on the OkayPlayer forum, while responding to a review of the album from the New York Times.

Questlove wrote:

I will say the album is OVERLY ambitious. like a LOT of ideas crammed into one.Spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in Nov. (10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision)

I admire the balls it took to make this record. cause he coulda easily ushered his work in and made Diplo his Teddy Riley to 20/20′s Dangerous instead of sticking with Timb’s Quincy.

Feel me?

I like throwback Timb. (He played me songs out of order and off both records so I don’t know what made the final cut) so I was shocked he wasn’t 4 on the flooring it like the Timb of 2005 was doing. Like these joints were straight up Missy/Magoo Timb and Justin said he wanted Timb to “get back in his real zone” even if it meant alienating the tweens born after 86 who never ever heard of the sly slick and wicked.

I mean Suit and Tie is the MOST UNLIKELY James Brown production reference.

But of course unless you got a master degree in soul-ology this won’t mean shit to you.

And I told him my assistant Zarah (born in 88) was frowning like “I don’t like this song”

And is he cool with the fact that only 35 year old people who love their soul in 95 bpm zone will “get” this song.

And he was like “why do we put all of our power in the hands of 18 year olds….I wanted to make a joint that 40 year olds would love too”.

And by the time the video came out all the 86 after sect were aboard again.

(I agree the only thing i don’t like about suit and tie is jay’s beat switch up…..its cute….but its a pander move—if you gonna go 40…..go 40/40 with it”.

Anywho….I love the songs, but was worried on how he will cut the prime rib to feed to toothless babies.

Ballsy move however.

I applaud ballsy moves.

-Questlove

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of The 20/20 Experience when it drops March 19.

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