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HBO Press Release: Family Tree: The Complete First Season


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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 18 2013 - 10:10 AM



   "Astoundingly funny" - People Magazine


"A quirky and hilarious gem" - The Hollywood Reporter



Available October 29, 2013 on DVD & Digital Download


New York, N.Y., July 18, 2013 - Featuring acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Guest's (Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap) uniquely eclectic sense of humor and packed with his signature quirky characters,Family Tree is the writer/director's first television series. The documentary-style comedy series features rising star Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, HBO's Girls®) among a roster of Guest regulars including Ed Begley, Jr., Fred Willard, Jim Piddock, Michael McKean and Bob Balaban. Co-created by Guest and Piddock, the series was declared "brilliant" (Rolling Stone) and "wonderful...utterly hilarious" (LAtimes.com). Family Tree: The Complete First Season releases on DVD ($29.98) and Digital Download on October 29, 2013, loaded with entertaining extra features including hilarious, never-before-seen bonus scenes.


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. But when he inherits a mysterious box from his great aunt Victoria, Tom starts investigating his lineage. With the help of his sister Bea (Nina Conti), best friend Pete (Tom Bennett) and friendly neighbor Mr. Pfister (Piddock), Tom embarks on a quest to learn more, following leads and clues in London that eventually bring him to the United States. Along the way, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his entire family are.


Family Tree: The Complete First Season

DVD & Digital Download

Street Date:             October, 29, 2013

Order Date:              September 24, 2013

Rating:                     TV-MA

Runtime:                   Approx. 240 minutes (excluding bonus materials)

Price:                       $29.98 DVD (2 DVD discs)                                      





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