It's Official: HBO Revives The Comeback

The Comeback Season 2Valerie Cherish’s Comeback is set.

HBO on Monday officially confirmed the worst kept secret in Hollywood: Lisa Kudrow’s underrated comedy is returning for a six-episode second season, to launch this fall.

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The “limited series” will pick up 10 years later and find Valerie trying to gain a foothold in a very crowded TV landscape. “Valerie thinks she has it all figured out this time,” reads HBO’s press release. “She doesn’t.

The Comeback holds a special place in the hearts of its many fans, including many of us here at HBO,” said the cabler’s programming president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “I can’t wait to find out what Valerie’s been up to since we last met.”

Added Kudrow: “It was almost too fun to play Valerie Cherish the first time around. I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character.”

The Comeback, which debuted on HBO in 2005, was cancelled after one very low-rated season. The series, and Valerie Cherish, went on to develop an avid cult following.

Kudrow will once again serve as an EP alongside her producing partner Dan Bucatinsky and Comeback creator Michael Patrick King.

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  1. Rob says:


  2. I feel like, given the premise of the series, that this “ten years later” development was planned from day one.

  3. alistaircrane says:

    I do want to see that!

  4. GuessWhat says:


  5. Christina says:

    She’s getting another take, gang!!!!

  6. David4 says:

    I have never seen the show but want to buy it on DVD simply because it has the best title ever…

    The Comeback: The Complete Only Season.

  7. Will says:

    Now I have to watch Season 1 and see what the buzz is all about!

    Doesn’t she also have Web Therapy on another channel?

  8. thatdude says:

    Yes on Showtime

  9. BrookeBS says:

    YAY!!! This show was so funny. I’m glad they’re giving it another chance. I hope its as funny as I remember it to be.

  10. Cindy says:

    I don’t have HBO. I don’t see Comeback on Netflix. Other than buying DVDs, is there a way to watch the previous incarnation of this show?

  11. pb says:


  12. Aprilcot says:

    I actually binged this a few months ago while sick. So excited about this news!

  13. Jared says:


  14. Kristoffer says:

    I loved this show! Kudos to HBO for bringing this back… I will definitely be watching!

  15. Rosa says:

    does this mean that Web Therapy has been cancelled?

  16. RS says:

    I’d like to watch but can’t because it’s HBO the lover of low life Maher.

  17. E.F. Coleman says:

    Would love to see the Laura Dern show to return, such great acting and writing. I believe it was on Showtime.

  18. DW says:

    This show was amazing! I cannot wait for this show to make its comeback.

  19. kikidee says:

    Just saw it through prime amazon for free… funny. looking forward to the next installment!

  20. Liz says:

    Oh yeah! Brilliant show. Hope the original cast is back!

  21. Rob DeRosa says:


  22. Ferris says:

    I need to see that!

  23. Valerie K says:

    Greatest comedy since I Love Lucy. So glad the fans demands prevailed. Cannot wait!