- Premieres on May 12, created by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock, starring Chris O'Dowd
TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) presents Family Tree, a new comedy series written and created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. Shot as 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), the series stars Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids) along with Tom Bennett and Nina Conti. The eight episode season premieres Sunday, May 12 at 10:30 ET/MT on HBO Canada, day-and-date with HBO in the U,S.
Down on his luck in love and life, having recently lost his job and girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick (O'Dowd) has an unsure sense of his own identity. After receiving an old chest of mysterious contents by his great aunt Victoria, Tom begins a journey to investigate his lineage. With the help of his sister, Bea (Conti), best friend Pete (Bennett) and friendly neighbour Mr. Pfister (Piddock), as well as many other well-meaning but unconventional characters, Tom embarks on his quest to learn more, following leads and clues in London that eventually bring him to the United States.
SOURCE: Movie Central
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The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Movie Central (Western Canada)