The Comeback (2005– )

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Valerie Cherish, a one-time sitcom star, tries to resuscitate her career with a camera crew documenting her progress.

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2005
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Valerie Cherish (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Juna Millken (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Tom Peterman (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Paulie G. (13 episodes, 2005)
Robert Michael Morris ...
 Mickey Deane (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Jane (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Mark Berman (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Chris MacNess (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Jesse Wood (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Shayne Thomas (13 episodes, 2005)
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 Franchesca (12 episodes, 2005)
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 Gigi (8 episodes, 2005)
Bill Escudier ...
 Milo (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Eddie (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Peter (6 episodes, 2005)
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Valerie Cherish is a D list actress who was in A lister back in the early 90s. Now, she has become unemployed, married, and has a much harder time getting recognized in the Hollywood scene. Valerie is now embarking on making a comeback with a camera crew documenting her trials and triumphs of her journey on doing so. Written by Anonymous

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The first funny sad fictional reality show comedy hybrid See more »

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5 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Each episode begins with color bars, over which are superimposed the words "The Comeback: Raw Footage", indicating that viewers to the actual HBO series The Comeback are watching unedited video footage for the fictional reality show The Comeback. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Cherish: Note to self: After a long day at work, I *don't* want to see that!
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Referenced in Conan: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Humor Truck (2011) See more »

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User Reviews

Dead on...
18 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is brilliant and Lisa Kudrow is amazing in it. If you've ever lived in LA, you already know this is closer to reality than any of the shows it satirizes.

Comparisons to the BBC version of "The Office" are inevitable. This show is probably as good as that critical darling, and it might be even better.

I've heard that it hasn't been renewed, which is a shame, as it's certainly much smarter than Darren Starr's other HBO hit, the long-running "Sex and the City.

Kudos to HBO and all involved for taking a chance on this risky and smart and painfully funny show.


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