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  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
  • Fred Willard climbs onto HBO's comedy 'Family Tree'

    Fred Willard climbs onto HBO's comedy 'Family Tree'
    It may be a bit of a stretch for actor Fred Willard, but in Sunday’s episode of Christopher Guest’s delightful new HBO comedy, “Family Tree,” he will step into the time-honored TV role of wacky next-door neighbor. He plays...
  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen. "It's not your...
  • AMC's new reality series 'Showville' should be better than it is

    AMC's new reality series 'Showville' should be better than it is
    On paper, AMC's new reality show is fabulous. Each week for eight weeks, "Showville," which is set to premiere Thursday night at 9 p.m., will take us to a small town where talent coaches Alec Mapa and Lisette Bustamante will select four locals to put on a...
  • TV Review: ‘Family Tree’

    Given his history, it’s a wonder Christopher Guest and HBO haven’t hooked up sooner, what with the cultish devotion to his understated satires "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Yet the actual wedding, "Family Tree," bears rather disappointing fruit,...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Little Miss Fringe Festival'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Little Miss Fringe Festival'
    If Honey Boo Boo competed for the title of  "Little Miss Fringe Festival," the reality TV starlet would be the classiest of the bunch. The local Parliament House favorite is back, and this helping of "Little Miss,"  written by Jeff Jones, may be...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'
    "Scandal": Shonda Rhimes' whacked-out buzzfest of a political drama comes to a much-fanticipated close after its first full season (it debuted as a mid-season replacement.) As super-sleuth and super-stylin' D.C. power-fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)...
  • 'This Is Spinal Tap' LP to be reissued June 11 -- on black vinyl

    'This Is Spinal Tap' LP to be reissued June 11 -- on black vinyl
    Spinal Tap, the fabled heavy metal band celebrated for its amps that go to 11 and an 18-inch Stonehenge stage set, is proving itself at the cutting edge of rock music once again with the impending reissue of its debut album -- on black vinyl. “...
  • TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'

    TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'
    "Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
  • TV This Week: May 12 - 18: 'Mammas' on Sundance

    TV This Week: May 12 - 18: 'Mammas' on Sundance
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SUNDAY Just in time for Mother's Day, it's...
  • Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity

    Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity
    Christopher Guest, the director of "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," has made a TV series for HBO. The eight-episode "Family Tree," which premieres Sunday, is his first work in seven years, and like his films it is sweet and funny and not a little...
  • HBO orders a Christopher Guest comedy to series

     
    Is television ready for a Christopher Guest mockumentary series? HBO is betting the answer is yes -- the cable network has ordered "Family Tree," a new series from the writer-director....