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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)
 Tom Peterman (14 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Chris MacNess (15 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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The Osbournes (2002), The Anna Nicole Show (2002) and the 2nd season of The Amazing Race (2001) were the basic inspirations for the humiliating level they were heading to achieve for the character. Also, they stated that only after watching a raw footage of The Osbournes (2002) that they discovered how boring the raw material is, that's why they came up with the idea of the episodes to be "raw footages". See more »


Valerie Cherish: You see puppies, I see Korean barbeque!
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Referenced in TruInside: Groundlings (2016) See more »

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Great New Show
27 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Lisa Kudrow stars in this new HBO vehicle as Valerie Cherish, a newly has-been actress who joins the cast of a "Three's Company" type show complete with bouncy, young newcomers who are the true stars of the show while she is relegated to playing the uptight, frumpy Aunt who lives above her niece and roommates. While she still feels herself relevant, youthful and sexy, she is by Hollywood's standards, day old bread. It's very interesting to watch someone who once was tabloid fodder descend to being incidental. Valerie Cherish is treated with polite, yet little respect from the young cast while the writers obviously feel disdain towards her. On top of all this is a reality show that is being filmed about her experience with her new show.

A brilliant portrayal of a person coming to grips with not having the world at her feet anymore and having to deal with watching the success that she once enjoyed and probably thought would never end being granted to the pretty blonde young star of the show.

I think this show is terrific and it always leaves you wanting more. Definitely worth checking out.

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