Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Family Tree

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that has improvised dialogue in – Family Tree 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met.  – iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 Season


Chris O’Dowd – Tom Chadwick
Tom Bennett – Pete Stupples
Nina Conti – Bea Chadwick
Carrie Aizley – Kitty Chadwick


  • Includes several cast members from movies directed by Christopher Guest, including Michael McKeon, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Bob Balaban, and Jim Piddock.
  • The series premiered on 12 May 2013, on the American pay television network HBO, and appeared on the British channel BBC Two in July 2013
  • On 23 January 2014, it was announced that HBO had cancelled the series
  • The series is written by Guest and Piddock and directed by Guest.The dialogue is improvised by the actors



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