29 April 2013

NEW HBO/BBC SERIES WITH IRISH AND GENEALOGY THEMES: FAMILY TREE

    RECORDING ALERT! If you cannot watch the premiere of the new HBO comedy series FAMILY TREE on Sunday, May 12th (10:30 EDT), don't forget to set your recording device. This new series is tailor-made for family historians, especially those of us with a bit of Irish in our trees. It stars Irish actor Chris O'Dowd, who was a hit in the comedy Bridesmaids. O'Dowd plays down-on-his-luck Tom Chadwick, who inherits an odd box of family mementos. He then sets out to explore his odd and funny family connections and lineage.
  According to a press release, co-creator Jim Piddock explains, "We use the genealogy as an excuse to go into different worlds."
     Just watch the trailer--you will laugh!
HBO Family Tree web page:   http://www.hbo.com/family-tree
Family Tree will also be presented on BBC TWO: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/family-tree.html