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  • Chris Beachum
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    FAMILY TREE
    debuting May 12 on HBO

    Having recently lost his job and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick has a rather unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box of belongings from a great aunt he never met, Tom starts investigating his lineage and uncovers a whole world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his real family are.

    Written and created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock, the new comedy series FAMILY TREE 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.

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    Renaton
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    Wow, this is the first I heard about it, but it sounds really interesting. I’ll check it out.

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    Denis
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    Me too, definetely gonna check it, I like very much the works of O’Dowd.

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    Riley
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    I saw this in the predictions center a while back and from the title just assumed that it was another one of those TV Land sitcoms with old actors that have been popping up lately, but I was pleasantly surprised when I heard about it in a slugfest and it was revealed as Christopher Guest’s foray into television.

    I had O’Dowd in sixth for comedy lead actor, but it now seems that it will qualify as the first series eligible for next year’s Emmys.

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    Raylan
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    in the past 2 years Chris O’Dowd has turned into one of my favorite actors to watch

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    Renaton
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    I saw this in the predictions center a while back and from the title just assumed that it was another one of those TV Land sitcoms with old actors that have been popping up lately, but I was pleasantly surprised when I heard about it in a slugfest and it was revealed as Christopher Guest’s foray into television.

    I had O’Dowd in sixth for comedy lead actor, but it now seems that it will qualify as the first series eligible for next year’s Emmys.

    If the show does well (and if season 2 happens to air in the same eligibility period), with no 30 Rock, Arrested Development and Louie, this would really have a chance at a few nominations considering the people involved. 

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    Chris Beachum
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    Just confirmed with HBO that only two episodes will air in May.

    http://www.goldderby.com/news/4282/family-tree-hbo-christopher-guest-chris-odowd-emmy-awards-tv-news-entertainment.html

    That means it is not eligible for this year’s Emmys.

    All names have been removed from the predictions center.

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    vinny
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    Fred Willard……I’m in. He is hysterical.

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    Awardzilla
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    I’m just gonna go out on a limb and say O’Dowd has Golden Globe Comedy actor nomination in the bag, so does the series. Maybe some wins. This has appeal a la episodes and any other HBO comedy.

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    Renaton
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    This has a 76 on Metacritic. This seems to be much more earnest and accessible than Guest’s usual work, according to reviews, and O’Dowd has been getting some really good notices.

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    Denis
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    in the past 2 years Chris O’Dowd has turned into one of my favorite actors to watch

    that.

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    Renaton
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    I like O’ Dowd, but if there’s an early favorite sight unseen for that Comedy Golden Globe, it’s Michael J. Fox.

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    Awardzilla
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    I like O’ Dowd, but if there’s an early favorite sight unseen for that Comedy Golden Globe, it’s Michael J. Fox.

    Agreed. I have a feeling, in terms of likelihood of winning that category, it’s Michael J Fox, then Robin Williams, then Chris O’Dowd, then Jake Johnson, then Don Cheadle.

    Looking forward to this show airing in the UK!

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    Denis
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    Has anyone watched the pilot of this? lol I thought it was good, the weird tone, the monkey thing LOL whatahell was that, the Dinossaur woman, dinossaurs in africa lol… O’dowd and his friend were pretty good, I’m up for this!

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    Raylan
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    Hilarious show…love Chris O’Dowd in this. Also his friend in the show Pete is hilarious too

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