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Watch the Teaser for Christopher Guest's HBO Comedy 'Family Tree' (Video)

"Bridesmaids" alum Chris O'Dowd stars as a guy who begins exploring his family heritage after losing his job and girlfriend.

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Christopher Guest and Chris O'Dowd

HBO has released the first footage of its upcoming Christopher Guest comedy Family Tree.

The documentary-style comedy centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick (Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd), who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage when he inherits a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. Unsure of his identity, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters -- as well as a growing sense of who he and his real family are.

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Guest (Best in Show, This Is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind) regulars Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. co-star in the single-camera comedy Family Tree, which was picked up straight to series with an eight-episode order in August. The series, which will air simultaneously on the BBC2 in the U.K., will bow in May. Check out the teaser below and hit the comments with your thoughts. Will you watch? 

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