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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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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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5 June 2005 (USA)  »

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On April (2014) it was officially announced by HBO that The Comeback will return for a 8-episode series after 9 years since its first and only season. See more »


Valerie Cherish: Well, this is it, this is my It-wall. Used to be bigger, but then I got married and you know, you have to share. So... Um, let me show you this. *This* here is my people's choice award, that I got for I'm It. And it means a lot to me because it's from the people. So... and right here is my Leno. There it is.
Jane: Talk more about that.
Valerie Cherish: What is there to say? There was a monkey on my head and he pooed! You know - it was a real water cooler moment, you know, the whole next day everyone was... you know. ...
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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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