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The Comeback 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2014)
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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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2   1  
2014   2005  
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lisa Kudrow ...  Valerie Cherish 21 episodes, 2005-2014
Lance Barber ...  Paulie G. 21 episodes, 2005-2014
Robert Michael Morris ...  Mickey Deane 21 episodes, 2005-2014
Laura Silverman ...  Jane Benson 21 episodes, 2005-2014
Damian Young ...  Mark Berman 21 episodes, 2005-2014
Malin Akerman ...  Juna Millken 15 episodes, 2005-2014
Robert Bagnell ...  Tom Peterman 14 episodes, 2005-2014
Kellan Lutz ...  Chris MacNess 15 episodes, 2005-2014
Jason Olive ...  Jesse Wood 13 episodes, 2005
Kimberly Jeppson ...  Shayne Thomas 13 episodes, 2005
Vanessa Marano ...  Franchesca 12 episodes, 2005
Lillian Hurst ...  Esperanza 11 episodes, 2005-2014
Dan Bucatinsky ...  Billy Stanton 9 episodes, 2005-2014
Bayne Gibby ...  Gigi 9 episodes, 2005-2014
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Robert Michael Morris, who played Mickey - Valerie's unconditional friend and hair stylist, died on May 30th, 2017. According to Michael Patrick King during The Comeback panel discussion at 2017's ATX Festival, Morris called him a day before to let him know that he wouldn't be able to make it to the Festival and he didn't want anybody disappointed. See more »

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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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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: The Prodigal Daughter Returns (2005) See more »

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I'm proud of Hbo for this...
7 June 2005 | by MusicalKatSee all my reviews

I have not been too happy with some of the shows portraying people in the business. They have usually been SO over the top that it sucks the jokes right out of it. Having seen THE COMEBACK tonight I'm very happy to say that this one is right on the money! It's funny and has a fresh take on what it means to be in this business and Lisa Kudrow is quiet Genius in her delivery (the way comedy should be!) A mockumentary should be just that...making fun without hitting us over the head with the punchlines. I think HBO has delivered yet another first rate show that of course I'm already hooked on. Thanks! and I can't wait for the next episode.


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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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