"Family Tree" (TV show) on HBO is a single-camera, documentary-style comedy series written and created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock in the manner of Guest's acclaimed feature films, such as "Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman" and "A Mighty Wind."

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.

The cast includes Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as Tom Chadwick, 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.

"Family Tree" is a Lucky Giant/HBO co-production in association with NBCUniversal and the BBC; written and created by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock; executive produced by Christopher Guest, Jim Piddock and Karen Murphy; directed by ChristopherGuest.

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Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Lucky Giant

Christopher Guest Investigates His 'Family Tree' — Premiering this spring, the new HBO mockumentary series, from the "Best in Show" director, stars Chris O'Dowd as a guy who discovers his lineage and uncovers a whole world of unusual stories and characters. Read more...

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