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The Comeback 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (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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2014   2005  
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 14 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
...  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
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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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A star is reborn. See more »

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5 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Michael Patrick King stated that after making a second season of the show after nine years since the first, one of the freakiest thing was that they could get back the real house used as the filming location for Valerie's (Lisa Kudrow's) house. See more »

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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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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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