Lifetime Movie 'Showing Roots' Premieres Tonight, Stars Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, Adam Brody, Cicely Tyson.

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Lifetime movie Showing Rootings premieres Thursday, May 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Set in 1977, Showing Roots explores the pent up racial tensions of a small town through the eyes of two women (Maggie Grace, Taken and Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black), who work together at the local beauty parlor. They forge an unlikely friendship and become inspired to integrate their town when the miniseries Roots hits the airwaves – much to the dismay of those around them. The cast of Showing Roots includes Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful), who starred in the original Roots.

Showing Roots is produced by Michael Mailer, One Life to Live alum Susan Batten and Nick Thurlow. Michael Mailer Films and Ostar Productions in association with Upload Films/AMPM Enterprises present the film executive produced by Bill Haber, Jeffrey Hayes, Martin Tuchman, Mary Margaret Bell, Tom Wynne, Blythe Frank, Jennifer Gelfer, Chris Wilmot, Joseph Shapiro, Alan Helene, Steven Swarzman and Eduard de Gardiola. T

The movie is directed by Michael Wilson and written and produced by Susan Batten.

Soap favorite Kassie DePaiva is a co-producer on the movie.

You can watch a sneak peek below:

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