"The Comeback" (TV show) is a comedy series on HBO that originally aired for one season in 2005 and was revived for another season in fall 2014.

"B level" TV star Valerie Cherish was a pioneer of reality television. Now, it's ten years later — there's more TV than ever and she wants back in.

Lisa Kudrow (Emmy winner for "Friends") stars as the embattled Valerie Cherish, a fading TV "It Girl" who was once so desperate to stay in the spotlight that she allowed cameras to follow her every move as she appeared on a new sitcom — with disastrous results.

The first season explored the madness of television, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, the dual roles of wife and stepmom, the trouble with growing older in Hollywood, and the bravery of a comic-tragic 40-year-old actress who was desperate to look like she was keeping her head above it all. The series was singled out by both Time and Entertainment Weekly as one of the ten best shows of the decade. In the new episodes, Valerie continues her search to attain the spotlight, but this time around, it illuminates a whole new series of problems when she achieves the visibility she wants.

In the second season, Valerie thinks she has it all figured out this time. She doesn't. In addition to Kudrow, the confirmed cast includes Lance Barber, Dan Bucatinsky, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman and Damian Young.

"The Comeback" was created by Michael Patrick King (Emmy winner for "Sex and the City") and Lisa Kudrow, who will serve as executive producers along with producing partner Dan Bucatinsky (Emmy winner for "Scandal"). This second season is written by Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, Amy B. Harris and John Riggi.

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Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: June 5, 2005
Seasons: 2

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