Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 05, 2005
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network
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The Comeback

Ten years ago she was TV's "It" girl. Now It's a different story. For Valerie Cherish, no price is too high to pay for clinging to the television spotlight. Lisa Kudrow stars as Valerie Cherish, a former B-list sitcom star so desperate to revive her career that she agrees to star in a reality television show called The Comeback.

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02x08 Valerie Gets What She Really Wants Aired: Dec. 28, 2014

It's the weekend of the Emmys in the second-season finale, and Valerie is riding high thanks to her success in "Seeing Red," and even gets noticed …

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The Comeback premiered on HBO on June 5, 2005 and aired for a single, 13-episode season before being canceled.

The series was revived nine years later and an eight-episode second season started airing on HBO on November 9, 2014.

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  • While they were writing the pilot episode, Michael said that Lisa came up grumping that "there's a water thing... there's a water in the wall and she doesn't want to deal with it". She didn't…
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    While they were writing the pilot episode, Michael said that Lisa came up grumping that "there's a water thing... there's a water in the wall and she doesn't want to deal with it". She didn't know exactly what was that supposed to be, she just had that idea. That "water thing moment" became to be the water leaking that messed Valerie's "IT WALL".
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  • The show was praised by being ahead of its time and among the possibilities for its cancellation is Michael Patrick's belief that people where not ready for it because there was nothing like…
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    The show was praised by being ahead of its time and among the possibilities for its cancellation is Michael Patrick's belief that people where not ready for it because there was nothing like that on television. That was proved right when TV channels started doing reality shows using the same format, often inviting faded stars to comeback to spotlight or showing people's lives on intimidating and disrespectful levels. One of the shows became to be the hit The Real Housewives Of Atlanta franchise, which its humiliating level is quite similar to what Valerie goes through in "The Comeback".
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  • The Osbournes, The Anna Nicole Show and the 2nd season of The Amazing Race were the basic inspirations for the humiliating level they were heading to achieve for the character. Also, they…
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    The Osbournes, The Anna Nicole Show and the 2nd season of The Amazing Race were the basic inspirations for the humiliating level they were heading to achieve for the character. Also, they stated that only after watching a raw footage of The Osbournes that they discovered how boring the raw material is, that's why they came up with the idea of the episodes to be "raw footages".
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