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.
The Comeback, which premiered in 2005, was a 13-episode half-hour comedy series starring Lisa Kudrow (FriendsÂ®), and created/executive produced by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the CityÂ®) and Kudrow, and executive produced by John Melfi (Sex and the CityÂ®) and Dan Bucatinsky (ScandalÂ®). Kudrow starred 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, with cameras following her every move as she lands a part in a new network sitcom, Room and Bored.
Nine years after its debut, The Comeback returns as an 8-episode limited series, with Lisa Kudrow reprising her EmmyÂ® – nominated role as Valerie Cherish! Itâs now ten years later, and Valerie has hired a student film crew to shoot footage she hopes will get the attention of BravoÂ®, and put her back on the map. In addition to Kudrow, returning cast members include Lance Barber as Paulie G.; Dan Bucatinsky as Valerie’s high-strung publicist Billy; Robert Michael Morris as her devoted hairstylist Mickey; Damian Young as her husband Mark; Laura Silverman as Jane; and Malin Akerman as Juna (now a bona-fide movie star). Notable guests (playing versions of themselves) include Sean Hayes, Conan O’Brien, Andy Cohen, Aisha Tyler, and others.