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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:
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
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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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The first funny sad fictional reality show comedy hybrid See more »

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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A visszatérés See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lisa Kudrow stated to emmytvlegends.org, that she was afraid she wouldn't get the role of Phoebe Buffay, because James Burrows was very serious and laconic about her performance during one of her last auditions, making her think he didn't like her. During this show, Burrows makes a few guest appearances, and expresses his dislike of Valerie Cherish, by being very serious and laconic towards her. Burrows and Kudrow have a nice relationship in real-life. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Cherish: Instead of the barbeque line I could say, "If I let you have the puppies I'll have to let weird old Mr. Schmidt have a *SATAN* flag!" See, that's good, because EVERYBODY hates Satan!
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Dead on...
18 July 2005 | by davelitSee 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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