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While the stand-outs of HBO's panel at the TCA Winter Press Tour were the star-filled movies, the premium network also had series to present, including "Family Tree," the new show from Christopher Guest and what's essentially his first new project since 2006's "For Your Consideration." Starring Chris O'Dowd, who also plays a role in HBO's "Girls," the comedy series follows 30-year-old Tom Chadwick (O'Dowd) as he begins investigating his roots, prompted by a break-up and the inheritence of a box of mementos from a relative he didn't know. After a trailer that looked perfectly in line with Guest's films, the ferociously dry and deadpan Guest presided over the panel, joined by his longtime collaborator Jim Piddock and O'Dowd. "I don’t remember you doing TV series before," said one journalist. "No, I don’t remember either," he replied. Guest said that the show came from a »


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