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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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 (19 episodes, 2005-2014)
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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 (9 episodes, 2005-2014)
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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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Television. It's a grind. See more »

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Real life director James Burrows, who makes uncredited guest appearances during the show as the Room & Bored director Jimmy Burrows, also did a guest appearance as a director in the 6th episode of Friends, when Joey is acting as Al Pacino's body double. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Cherish: Note to self: After a long day at work, I *don't* want to see that!
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.124 (2012) 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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