HBO’s “Family Tree” has been cut down.
The freshman comedy series created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock and starring Chris O’Dowd will not be getting a second season, according to various published reports the network has confirmed to HitFix. Complications surrounding HBO’s co-producing deal with the BBC on the series reportedly contributed to the network’s decision not to move forward.
Also ending its run after a single season will be “Hello Ladies” starring Stephen Merchant, though HBO has agreed to air a special for that comedy series to wrap things up, similar to the send-off they gave to Ricky Gervais’ “Life’s Too Short” last summer.
Meanwhile, another freshman comedy series on the network, “Getting On” starring Laurie Metcalf, is expected to garner a second season pickup pending the resolution of budget-related issues.
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