- HBO has announced the series will return
- The show will get a six-episode limited release
- The new season will follow Valerie's search for the spotlight
Well, she finally got it.
After months of rumors and speculation, HBO officially announced Monday that "The Comeback" will be returning to the network for a six-episode limited series this fall. The 2005 series followed Lisa Kudrow as D-list TV star Valerie Cherish trying desperately to make a career comeback while filming a reality show. Production will begin later this month in Los Angeles with Michael Patrick King ("Sex in the City"), Dan Bucatinsky ("Scandal"), and Kudrow all reprising their roles as executive producers.
"It was almost too fun to play Valerie Cherish the first time around," Lisa Kudrow said in a statement. "I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character." The new season will continue to follow Valerie's search for the spotlight, but more problems result after finally getting the recognition she craves.
"I'm so excited to be working with Valerie Cherish again," Michael Patrick King said. "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." In addition to Kudrow and Bucatinky, the confirmed cast will include Lance Barber (Paulie G), Robert Michael Morris (Mickey), Laura Silverman (Jane) and Damian Young (Mark) with episodes written by King, Kudrow, Amy B. Harris and John Riggi.