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Christopher Guest Series Lands at HBO

SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 04:  Presenters Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis speak onstage at Global Green USA's 15th annual Millenium Awards at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on June 4, 2011 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Global Green)

Back in May, we told you about a Christopher Guest TV series, Family Tree, that was being shopped around. Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles, the show has landed a series order at HBO. Chris O'Dowd stars as a sad-sack guy who inherits a box of family heirlooms and decides to explore his lineage, and the show will include appearances from Guest and frequent collaborator (and series co-creator) Jim Piddock. There's no info yet on when the series will start or exactly how many episodes HBO ordered, but here's hoping the answers are "soon" and "a lot."

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images