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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Storyline

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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Trivia

The roles of Mickey and Jane were written specifically for Robert Michael Morris and Laura Silverman. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Cherish: *This* is my comeback. All right, let me take that again... So *this* is my come - Jane, I'm sorry, the, um, camera keeps moving in and out.
Jane: It's always going to be moving, just keep going.
Valerie Cherish: No, yeah, oh, I know, I know, it's just - I didn't know if I should wait for it to settle or... That's right. Yeah. Oh, right. Yeah. This one's always going to be moving, because that one is stationary. Got it. Okay. Here we go. *This* is my comeback! You know, I want to do another.
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I'm proud of Hbo for this...
7 June 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I have not been too happy with some of the shows portraying people in the business. They have usually been SO over the top that it sucks the jokes right out of it. Having seen THE COMEBACK tonight I'm very happy to say that this one is right on the money! It's funny and has a fresh take on what it means to be in this business and Lisa Kudrow is quiet Genius in her delivery (the way comedy should be!) A mockumentary should be just that...making fun without hitting us over the head with the punchlines. I think HBO has delivered yet another first rate show that of course I'm already hooked on. Thanks! and I can't wait for the next episode.


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