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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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2014   2005  
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 Valerie Cherish (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Paulie G. (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Mickey Deane (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Jane Benson (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Mark Berman (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Juna Millken (15 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Tom Peterman (14 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Chris MacNess (15 episodes, 2005-2014)
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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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 Esperanza (11 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Billy Stanton (9 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Gigi (9 episodes, 2005-2014)
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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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Television. It's a grind. See more »

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5 June 2005 (USA)  »

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In the years between the show's first and second seasons, Robert Michael Morris had been diagnosed with stage IV melanoma, and was still battling the cancer during production of the show's second season. Despite being deemed uninsurable, Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow convinced HBO that Morris would be able to complete the project, which he did. See more »

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Valerie Cherish: Note to self: After a long day at work, I *don't* want to see that!
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Featured in Conan: Lisa Kudrow/Uzo Aduba/Bullly (2015) See more »

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Kudrow at her best - "Comeback" Delivers
6 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lisa Kudrow truly shines in her new HBO vehicle, "The Comeback." Playing Valerie Cherish, a former B-list sitcom star, Kudrow injects her outstanding comedic timing and delivery into every joke, whether it be an embarrassing situation or a humiliating video confessional. The former Friends star has surrounded herself with very little big names, leaving Kudrow herself to carry the show. While the world of failed actors and actresses in Los Angeles will probably not take too kindly to this, one who truly understands the inner- workings of pilot season and the Hollywood community will find the jokes hit their target dead-on. HBO has found their next hit in this dramedy, and pairing it with Entourage makes perfect sense. Be sure to check this out.


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