The Comeback (2005– )

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An ex A-list celebrity attempts to rekindle the flame of her once prominent acting career with nothing but a camera crew and some determination.

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Series cast summary:
 Valerie Cherish (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Paulie G. (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Mickey Deane (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Jane Benson (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Mark Berman (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Juna Millken (15 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Chris MacNess (15 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Tom Peterman (14 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Jesse Wood (13 episodes, 2005)
 Shayne Thomas (13 episodes, 2005)
 Franchesca (12 episodes, 2005)
 Esperanza (11 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Billy Stanton (9 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Gigi (9 episodes, 2005-2014)


Valerie Cherish is a D list actress who was an 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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Entertainment Weekly placed The Comeback (2005) on several lists: #79 in the 2007's "New TV Classics"; #10 in the 2009's "10 Best TV Shows Of The Decade"; #8 in the "25 Best Cult TV Shows From The Past 25 Years"; #9 in the 2014's "26 Best Cult TV Shows Ever"; #12 in the 2014's "HBO: 20 Best Original". The magazine also campaigned for its return and also stated that it was "tragically canceled". See more »


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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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: The Prodigal Daughter Returns (2005) See more »

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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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