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‘Hello Ladies’ and ‘Family Tree’ Cancelled by HBO

HBO has cancelled their two freshman comedies  Hello Ladies  and  Family Tree . Hello Ladies  starred the co-creator of the original  The Office , Stephen Merchant as a British man awkwardly looking for love in all the wrong places in LA. While the comedy has been cancelled,  Deadline notes the series will wrap up with a special.  Family Tree , which starred Chris O’Dowd as a man searching for his distant relatives, won’t be so lucky. The little watched comedy has been axed with no plans for any sort of wrap-up special. Read More.. http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/23/hello-ladies-and-family-tree-cancelled-by-hbo/

Family Tree Season 1 Finale 2013 - Cowboys

Family Tree “Cowboys” Season 1 Episode 8 airs Sunday July 7, 2013 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis: Season 1 Episode 8 “Cowboys” – On their last day in California, Bea (Nina Conti), Monk and Pete (Tom Bennett) hit the beach, while Tom (Chris O’Dowd), accompanied by Ally (Amy Seimetz), meets Tom’s distant cousin Melvin Schmelff (Bob Balaban), whose grandfather was Tumbleweed Tim, a famous silent – movie cowboy star. As Melvin shows them some classic Hollywood history, Tom gets a panicked phone call from Bea: Monk has gone missing at the beach! Tom, Ally, Bea, Pete and Melvin form a search party to find Monk, but Venice Beach is no place for a monkey puppet to get lost. Later, Al (Ed Begley, Jr.) and Kitty (Carrie Aizley) throw a farewell party for Tom, which leads to the discovery of more dark secrets – and a turning point in Tom’s relationship with Ally. READ MORE...

Jim Piddock Talks FAMILY TREE, Collaborating with Christopher Guest, Developing the TV Show, Writing Detailed Backstories & the Difficulties of Improvising

Written and created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock, the eight-episode HBO comedy Family Tree is a documentary-style series that follows Tom Chadwick (Chris O’Dowd), a 30-year-old with an unsure sense of his own identity. When he decides to start investigating his lineage, he uncovers a world of odd stories and characters that take him from the UK to the U.S., and give him a better sense of who he is and where he comes from. READ MORE...

This Week In TV for July 1-7 2013

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Family Tree Season 1 Episode 7 - Indians

Family Tree “Indians” Season 1 Episode 7 airs Sunday June 30, 2013 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis: Season 1 Episode 7 “Indians” – Tom rents a classic convertible car and meets Ally for lunch, where they get to know each other a little better. Bea and Pete arrive to share Tom’s last two weeks in America. Tom has done more genealogical research and discovers that his and Bea’s great-great-grandmother, Rebecca, may have been Native American. He, Pete, Bea and Monk drive to an Indian reservation to trace his Native American past, and meet Running Bull (Graham Greene), a chief, and White Feather (Saginaw Grant), an elderly shaman. Their inquiries lead them to a store, where Marty (Kevin Pollak), the owner, reveals the surprising truth about Tom’s great-great-grandmother. And a phone call from Mr. Pfister in London, who has Tom’s DNA results, tells him even more about his roots. READ MORE...

Family Tree Season 1 Episode 6 “Civil War”

Family Tree “Civil War” Season 1 Episode 6 airs Sunday June 23, 2013 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis: Season 1 Episode 6 “Civil War” – Tom’s cousin Rick, an American Civil War enthusiast, helps Tom find out more about his great-great-grandfather Charles’ mysterious activities as a soldier in the war. They visit a Civil War expert, Harvey Krupp (Don Lake), who agrees to investigate further on Tom’s behalf, and invites him to take part in a Civil War reenactment that he organized. A car accident leads Tom to meet Ally Keele (Amy Seimetz), a beautiful aspiring writer, and the attraction appears to be mutual. Tom gamely participates in the Civil War reenactment with Rick, Julie and Harvey, but war isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. During the battle, he gets a phone call with news from England. Afterwards, Harvey gives him even more interesting news about his great-great-grandfather, which explains a lot of things. READ MORE...

Family Tree Season 1 Episode 5 “Welcome to America”

Family Tree “Welcome to America” Season 1 Episode 5 airs Sunday June 16, 2013 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis: Season 1 Episode 5 “Welcome to America” – Tom arrives in Los Angeles to stay with his American cousins, Al and Kitty Chadwick (Carrie Aizley), and to discover why his great-great-grandfather Charles left for England more than a hundred years ago. Al has invited two other cousins – Rick (Matt Griesser), who also lives in California, and Dave (Christopher Guest), who’s on a road trip from North Carolina – to a family barbecue. With Rick’s girlfriend, Julie (Maria Blasucci), and Al’s neighbor, Mike (Fred Willard), rounding out the party, everyone gets to know each other a little better, and they put their heads together to figure out how the family ended up having branches in both the U.S. and England. As the drinks flow, tongues loosen, inhibitions are dropped, and ice is not the only thing that gets broken underneath the California sun. READ MORE...

Family Tree Season 1 Episode 4 “Country Life”

Family Tree “Country Life” Season 1 Episode 4 airs Sunday June 9, 2013 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis: Season 1 Episode 4 “Country Life” – Tom finally has a job interview. He also discovers he has cousins in both Derbyshire and California, and makes a plan to visit and learn more about the Derbyshire branch of the family tree. Meanwhile, Pete has to perform a delicate “procedure” on an alpaca at the zoo. Tom, Bea, Keith (Michael McKean), Luba (Lisa Palfrey) and Monk drive up to the Derbyshire farm owned by their cousins from the North. Tom is interested to find out if the grass is really greener in the country, and equally determined to get to the bottom of a dark family secret. Culture clases notwithstanding, Tom gets his answers and some family truths are finally revealed. The family-tree plot thickens as he also hears about his American cousin, Al (Ed Begley, Jr.), on the trip. Pete’s life-affirming mission at the zoo proves to be no less sticky a venture. READ MORE...

Family Tree Season 1 Episode 3 “The Austerity Games”

Family Tree “The Austerity Games” Season 1 Episode 3 airs Sunday June 2 2013 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis: Season 1 Episode 3 “The Austerity Games” – Bea (Nina Conti) and Monk audition to perform at a children’s birthday, when Tom (Chris O’Dowd) starts digging deeper into the life of his grandfather William, who may have competed in the 1948 London “Austerity Games,” a far cry from those of 2012. After learning about the games from Mr. Pfister (Jim Piddock), Tom visits his great-aunt Victoria’s friend Mildred (Barbar Bolton), who is able to shed some light on William’s former athletic prowess, and on why Victoria left Tom the chest of family curios. With Keither’s help, Tom and Pete (Tom Bennett) visit the gym where Tom’s grandfather William trained for the games, and meet some old-timers who knew him. While at the gym, Pete bravely accepts a challenge from a much younger timer. Bea and Monk perform their first professional gig at a wedding reception. READ MORE...

Photos: 8 hilarious things you might have missed in the background of 'Family Tree'

Christopher Guest's new series "Family Tree" has plenty of obvious stuff to laugh at. But there are some things hidden in the background that are just as funny. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/comedy/8-hilarious-things-you-might-have-missed-in-the-background-of-family-tree
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