Iím not saying HBO is a chinchy company when it comes to certain series, but the cable network has allowed far more dramas to continue on into multiple seasons while comedies will often get the short shrift and see premature cancellations. Such is the case with two of the funniest comedies of 2013,Family Tree and Hello Ladies...
There are way too many good TV shows available to us today. We live in a world of modern riches; an over-abundance of goodness so vibrant itís terribly easy to miss the good stuff. Thereís just so much TV to watch, you see! Especially when you take into consideration television's biggest innovator: the premium network. For-pay stars like HBO, Showtime, and even Cinemax have pushed the medium where itís never gone before, and paved the way for the likes of AMC and others today.
HBOís new series from Christopher Guest is coming soon, and today the network released this teaser with the first footage weíve seen. Family Tree is a documentary-style comedy that appears to be populated with exactly what we expect from Guest; quirky, utterly off-the-wall characters who are all a part of one manís search for his roots.
Christopher Guestís Family Tree has been coming together rather quickly over the past couple of months. Now, three new names have joined the cast, two in full-time roles and one in a recurring gig. Ventriloquist Nina Conti and British actor Tom Bennett have joined the cast in a lead role, and Tiny Furniture actress Amy Seimetz has been brought on for a recurring role.
HBO has brought on board three familiar faces to take recurring roles on their upcoming series Family Tree. The trio of well-known actors to book recurring roles on the show are Ed Begley, Jr., Michael McKean, and Fred Willard, who seems to be recovering from the scandal that lost him a couple of gigs elsewhere. Also joining the series in a guest role is Don Lake
Family Tree was written and created by Guest with a little help from Jim Piddick, who has appeared in several of Guestís films, including Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. The two will also executive produce the project, alongside Karen Murphy. As noted before, HBO will run episodes of the comedy series in the U.S. and BBC Two is expected to run episodes in the U.K. Around eight episodes will be produced during Family Treeís Season 1 run.
Christopher Guest' is finally returning to work but this time it's for television with a show called Family Tree. Described as 'an improvised genealogy comedy,' the potential series stars Bridesmaid's breakout Chris O'Dowd as a man in search of his real family. A half hour, single camera comedy, Guest wants to make Family Tree both largely improvised and commercial-free, mentioning Larry Davidís Curb Your Enthusiasm as an inspiration.