HBO is bringing back Lisa Kudrow starrer The Comeback as a six episode limited event series, which is slated to air on the network this Fall.
The Comeback starred Kudrow as 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 comedy series, created by Kudrow and Michael Patrick King, was cancelled by HBO in 2005 after one 13 episode season.
The new six episode run is being billed as a “limited event series” but it is understood that should the return of The Comeback prove successful, HBO would bring back the comedy as a fully fledged returning series. Production on the six new episodes begins this month in Los Angeles for a Fall 2014 premiere. The executive producers are Lisa Kudrow, Michael Patrick King and Dan Bucatinsky.
“The Comeback holds a special place in the hearts of its many fans, including many of us here at HBO”, said Michael Lombardo, President, of HBO Programming. “I can’t wait to find out what Valerie’s been up to since we last met.”
Co-creator Michael Patrick King commented: “I’m so excited to be working with Valerie Cherish again. It’s great to be able to continue her story and I’m thrilled to have The Comeback come back to HBO, where it all started.”
While fellow co-creator and series star Lisa Kudrow added: “It was almost too fun play Valerie Cherish the first time around. I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character.”