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[01/23/14 - 12:10 PM]
HBO Cancels "Family Tree," "Hello Ladies"; Eyes "Getting On" Renewal
The Stephen Merchant-led "Hello Ladies" however will return with a wrap-up special.

[10/02/13 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 2
Updates include: David Tennant to topline FOX's "Broadchurch" import; Colin Hanks cast in FX's "Fargo"; and Emily Rutherfurd to star in ABC Family's "Work Mom."

[07/25/13 - 03:35 PM]
HBO at TCA: "Treme" to Return December 1; Cinemax Exits "Transporter"
Plus: the network chiefs on the futures of "The Newsroom," "Family Tree"; new projects from David Milch, Danny McBride; and more!

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[06/14/13 - 07:52 AM]
"Family Tree's" Christopher Guest in a Reddit AMA This Monday
The next episode of the HBO comedy bows this Sunday, June 16 at 10:30/9:30c.

[04/24/13 - 11:01 AM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Family Tree," Created by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock, Starring Chris O'Dowd, Debuts May 12
The eight-episode series will air Sundays at 10:30/9:30c on the pay channel.

[01/04/13 - 01:46 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview
The pay channels issue their biannual recap of their upcoming offerings.

[01/04/13 - 11:52 AM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Family Tree," Created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock, Starring Chris O'Dowd, Debuts This Spring
The series also features appearances by Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Don Lake, Michael McKean, Kevin Pollak and Fred Willard.

[10/23/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 23
Update include: "The Hangover" screenwriters book comedy at ABC; David Conrad joins Lifetime's "Secret Lives of Wives"; and documentarian Joe Berlinger lands drama at FOX.

[09/26/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 26
Updates include: Christopher Guest mainstays join HBO's "Family Tree"; William Hurt to star in Science's "Feynman and the Challenger"; and Stockard Channing to guest on CBS's "The Good Wife."

[08/17/12 - 05:04 AM]
Chris O'Dowd to Star in Spinal Tap-Style Series on BBC
The eight-part series, from filmmaker Christopher Guest, will be broadcast in the U.S. on HBO.







FAMILY TREE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/12/13 - 7/7/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 1/23/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, April 2013) Down on his luck in love and life, having recently lost his job and girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick has an unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box, Tom starts investigating his lineage and uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his entire family are. FAMILY TREE kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, MAY 12 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time. Written and created by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock, the new comedy series is a single-camera, documentary-style show in the manner of Guest's acclaimed feature films (such as "Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman" and "A Mighty Wind"). Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") stars as Tom Chadwick in the HBO presentation, along with Tom Bennett and Nina Conti. The series also features appearances by Carrie Aizley, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Maria Blasucci, Matt Griesser, Christopher Guest, Don Lake, Michael McKean, Lisa Palfrey, Jim Piddock, Kevin Pollak, Amy Seimetz, Meera Syal, Ashley Walters and Fred Willard.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris O'Dowd as Tom Chadwick
· Nina Conti as Bea
· Tom Bennett as Pete
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Seimetz as Ally
· Ashley Walters
· Bob Balaban
· Carrie Aizley
· Christopher Guest
· Don Lake
· Ed Begley Jr. as Andy
· Fred Willard as Mike
· Jim Piddock
· Kevin Pollak
· Lisa Palfrey
· Maria Blasucci
· Matt Griesser as Greg
· Meera Syal
· Michael McKean as Keith
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christopher Guest as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jim Piddock as CRTR/EP
· Karen Murphy as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lucky Giant Productions
· Universal Television