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Report: HBO Cancels Hello Ladies and Family Tree, Will Likely Renew Getting On

Christine Woods, Stephen Merchant

HBO's comedies Hello Ladies and Family Tree have been canceled after just one season each, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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HBO Bosses: Newsroom Renewal Expected, Fates of True Blood, Thrones Revealed

Jeff Daniels

Just two episodes into Newsroom's second season, HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo and CEO Richard Plepler are confident that the Aaron Sorkin drama will soon be renewed for a third season.

"The odds are excellent," Lombardo said at Thursday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews. "We're... read more

The Weekend Playlist: HBO's Family Tree, SNL Flips Its Wiig, Finales

Chris O'Dowd and Tom Bennett

It can't be easy to learn that one's ancestor is a literal horse's ass. But sad-sack Londoner Tom Chadwick takes such news in stride, again quite literally, as he acquires his great-grandfather's horse costume from a long-ago pantomime show, and after trying the rear end on for size, adds it to his collection of quirky family keepsakes.

HBO's droll-to-the-point-of-precious and occasionally delightful Family Tree (Sunday, 10:30/9:30c) follows Tom on an offbeat personal odyssey into his cloudy lineage. "In our clan, family is what disappears when you're not looking at it," says his retired dad, who keeps busy inventing useless objects like a fan for shoe trees. The dad is played by Michael McKean, who like the rest of the cast often talks directly into the camera, mock-documentary/improvisation style. The casting and the format are two of the more obvious signs that Tree is a Christopher Guest production.

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Joel McHale Talks Sons of Anarchy, Community

Joel McHale

Joel McHale's Sons of Anarchy character doesn't have a last name. There are a few possible explanations for this, according to the Community star, who starts a two-episode arc on Sons tonight: "That's either some serious arrogance, or he's... read more

Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. Join Christopher Guest Series

Fred Willard

It's a reunion for Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. who have all joined Christopher Guest's upcoming HBO series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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HBO Orders New Comedy Series from Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest

HBO has ordered eight episodes of a family comedy from screenwriter-director Christopher Guest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series, called Family Tree, will star Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd and will be filmed in the mockumentary style Guest has previously employed in his films Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind.

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Fred Willard Fired by PBS After Arrest, Denies Wrongdoing

Fred Willard

Following his arrest Wednesday in Los Angeles on a charge of lewd conduct, Fred Willard has been relieved of his narrating duties for the PBS show Market Warriors, The New York Times reports.

"Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be... read more

Fred Willard Arrested for Lewd Conduct

Fred Willard

Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct Wednesday night after police caught him exposing himself in an adult movie theater, TMZ reports.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the 78-year-old actor was found in Hollywood's Tiki Theater with his penis exposed and in his hand. Willard was then arrested and booked for lewd conduct. He was released shortly after.

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Roush Review: Silence Would Have Been Golden at the Oscars

Billy Crystal

February's Big Event Scorecard: The Grammys had Adele. The Super Bowl had Eli Manning. The Oscars, the last and least of these annual TV spectacles, had ... Cirque du Soleil? And endless pointless montages of movie stars gushing about how wonderful the movies are. And Billy Crystal recycling age-old shtick, including the "What are they thinking?" gag that had us squirming along with the celebs in their seats, making for a night that was (to borrow from a nominated title) Extremely Long and Incredibly Dull.

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Glee Adds Buffy, Chuck Scribes to Writing Staff

Glee

Glee's writing staff is tripling in size just in time for Season 3, Deadline reports.

The six writers joining the team are Allison Adler, Marti Noxon, Michael Hitchcock, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Matt Hodgson and Ross Maxwell. They, along with Glee executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, will begin crafting... read more

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