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Chris O'Dowd to star in TV comedy from 'Spinal Tap's Christopher Guest

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Chris O'Dowd is to star in a new TV comedy from This Is Spinal Tap's Christopher Guest.

Family Tree will focus on a man (O'Dowd) who is searching for his long-lost relatives, Vulture reports.

Actor Chris O'Dowd poses during a photo call for The Sapphires at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes

© PA Images / Lionel Cironneau/AP

Christopher Guest

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Guest is developing the series with Best in Show co-star Jim Piddock, with the intention that the show will be mostly improvised.

NBCUniversal International Television is currently searching for a broadcaster, with HBO and Showtime both in consideration. Netflix has also reportedly expressed an interest in the project.

IT Crowd actor O'Dowd recently appeared in film comedy Bridesmaids and will next be seen in Sky1 comedy Moone Boy.

Guest's last project was an unaired US remake of BBC comedy The Thick of It in 2007, while his most recent film was 2006's For Your Consideration.

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Watch Chris O'Dowd in the trailer for Friends with Kids below:

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