Family Tree

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Michael McKean Joins Breaking Bad Prequel Better Call Saul

Michael Mckean

Michael McKean has joined AMC's upcoming Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, Deadline.com reports.

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HBO Renews Getting On for Season 2

Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein

HBO comedy Getting On has been renewed for a second season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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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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Mom Casts Anna Faris' Long-Lost Dad

Kevin Pollak

Mom fans, get ready to meet Dad!

Stand-up comic Kevin Pollak is set to guest-star as the long-lost father of Anna Faris' character on the CBS comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pollak will play Alvin Biletnikoff, the boyfriend who... read more

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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