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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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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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Valerie Cherish was TV's IT Girl. Now IT's a different story. See more »

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Michael Patrick King said that Lisa Kudrow never argued with him, except once, when Valerie (Kudrow) and Paulie G. (Lance Barber) have the double vomit. Every time Lisa spat the shake to fake the vomit, she automatically turned her face off-camera, because she didn't want to make the audience feel disgusted. On the last shot, Michael was yelling at her to do it right, and she finally did it while angry. 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 TruInside: Groundlings (2016) See more »

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Kudrow at her best - "Comeback" Delivers
6 June 2005 | by 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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