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FAMILY TREE
Air Date: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Time Slot: 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101) "The Box"
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Episode #1: "The Box"

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 12 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: May 12 (12:30 a.m.), 14 (10:30 p.m.), 15 (midnight), 16 (12:30 a.m.), 18 (11:30 p.m.) and 21 (9:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: May 13 (8:00 p.m.), 14 (11:30 p.m.), 15 (10:00 p.m.) and 19 (12:30 p.m.)

Unemployed and unattached, Tom Chadwick (Chris O'Dowd) is surprised when he's bequeathed an old chest of curios by his great-aunt Victoria, although he and his sister Bea (Nina Conti) can't remember ever meeting her. He finds an old black-and-white photo in the chest that his father, Keith (Michael McKean), believes is Tom's great-grandfather, Harry. With the help of Mr. Pfister (Jim Piddock), his avuncular neighbor, and Pete (Tom Bennett), an old school friend, Tom tracks down Neville St. Aubrey (Christopher Fairbank), a strange expert in the field of antique photos, who discovers intriguing and revealing information about Tom's ancestor. Meanwhile, Pete tries to get Tom's love life back on track by setting him up with a "model pretty" date. He's just not sure what kind of model.

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FAMILY TREE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/12/13 - 7/7/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 1/23/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, April 2013) Down on his luck in love and life, having recently lost his job and girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick has an unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box, Tom starts investigating his lineage and uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his entire family are. FAMILY TREE kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, MAY 12 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time. Written and created by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock, the new comedy series 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris O'Dowd as Tom Chadwick
· Nina Conti as Bea
· Tom Bennett as Pete
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Seimetz as Ally
· Ashley Walters
· Bob Balaban
· Carrie Aizley
· Christopher Guest
· Don Lake
· Ed Begley Jr. as Andy
· Fred Willard as Mike
· Jim Piddock
· Kevin Pollak
· Lisa Palfrey
· Maria Blasucci
· Matt Griesser as Greg
· Meera Syal
· Michael McKean as Keith
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christopher Guest as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jim Piddock as CRTR/EP
· Karen Murphy as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lucky Giant Productions
· Universal Television