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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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Lisa also remembered that there was another moment when she argued with Michael. She thought that it wasn't important for Valerie to touch the back of Mark's hair in the end of the Palm Springs episode. Michael insisted she do it, because it was a very important moment for the character. During the Writers Guild Foundation interview, she agreed that she couldn't be more wrong, because it turned to be everyone's favorite moment. 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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Dead on...
18 July 2005 | by See 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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