The Comeback, Season 1Closed Captioning
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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 spotlight. From award-winning 'Sex and the City' writer Michael Patrick King comes this comedy series starring Lisa Kudrow as Valerie--a former B-list television actress so desperate to revive her career that she agrees to star in a reality show that follows her efforts to land a part in a new sitcom. Each episode delves inside the madness of the television world, the Beverly Hills lifestyle, and the bravery of a comic-tragic 40-year-old actress as she struggles to keep her career afloat while balancing her personal life--all under the unforgiving scrutiny of the ubiquitous cameras. Robert Michael Morris, Damian Young, Laura Silverman, Malin Akerman, Robert Bagnell and Lance Barber co-star.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoPilot||In an attempt to land a role in a new sitcom called 'Room and Bored,' Hollywood actress Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) agrees to allow reality cameras to follow her comings and goings at home and on the set. Although she wins the part (competing against the likes of Marilu Henner and Kim Fields), Valerie must swallow her pride when the producers recast her as 'Aunt Sassy,' frumpy owner of the apartment shared by the four young leads.||32:18||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Triumphs at the Upfronts||Valerie, Mickey and the cast of 'Room and Bored' are flown to NYC to be introduced to the media at the network's Upfronts. In the Big Apple, Valerie gets stiffed on a perk, misses out on a meal, frets about her stepdaughter Franchesca's dinner guests back in L.A., and fears the worst as the president of the network intros the cast.||28:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Bonds with the Cast||After a table read for 'the first official episode,' Valerie invites her co-stars to a 'bonding lunch,' but Juna doesn't show up. The two make up later with a one-on-one lunch, where Valerie learns why Juna is such a paparazzi favorite. At home, Valerie is touched when Franchesca appears to reach out to her at long last.||27:37||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Stands Up for Aunt Sassy||Concerned that Paulie G. has written an unflattering line that will turn audiences against her character, Valerie enlists a new writer, Gigi, to help pitch a less-offensive one. Meanwhile, Valerie rethinks her impulsive decision to adopt a puppy.||28:44||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Demands Dignity||Valerie worries that her comeback storyline isn't 'enough' when the network tries to spice up her show by bringing in the star of another reality show--and by pulling a prank that nearly sabotages Valerie's lunch with a 'TV Guide' editor. At home, Mark is growing frustrated by the restraints the ubiquitous cameras have made on the couple's sex life.||26:57||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Saves the Show||With the cast in a funk following a lackluster premiere, Valerie tries to boost morale with a late-night cookie delivery that gives new meaning to her trademark line, 'I don't want to see that!' Mickey accuses Valerie of sharing details about his private life with Juna, and Valerie tries to persuade Shayne to see her reality show in a different light.||27:55||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Gets a Very Special Episode||Excited about a 'Room and Bored' episode dedicated to her character, Valerie pulls some strings to get a 'name' actor to play Aunt Sassy's romantic interest. Mark's behavior at the Viper Room brings to light some 'intimacy' issues that are ultimately too hot for the camera.||28:21||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Relaxes in Palm Springs||Valerie and Mark head to the desert for a long weekend at a Palm Springs resort--with strings attached. While Mark draws the line with Jane's crew on the golf course, Valerie finds a new mentor in an old acquaintance.||28:58||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Hangs With the Cool Kids||At the insistence of the network, 'Room and Bored' gets a makeover and two new cast members, Greg and Kaveen, spurring talk of a coup by the 'original five.' Meanwhile, Franchesca's new friend Kalla shakes up the status quo at home.||29:41||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Gets a Magazine Cover||With Juna getting all the hype and most of the magazine covers, Valerie enlists a new publicist, Billy Stanton, to land a cover of her own. Billy obliges by scoring a shoot for 'Be Yoga,' forcing Valerie to remodel her fitness room and take a yoga crash course.||28:54||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet||Valerie gets a new dress and a new look after 'Room and Bored'--and Juna--earn nominations for a familiar TV-awards show.||29:01||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Shines Under Stress||Jane pulls rank on Tom and Paulie G to get Valerie more lines on 'Room and Bored.' A stalker threat forces extra security on the set, exposing Valerie's old back problems as she's prepping for a big pratfall scene.||29:05||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoValerie Does Another Classic Leno||(Season One finale) After hosting a memorable coming-out party for the premiere of 'The Comeback,' Valerie makes an even more memorable guest appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'||30:00||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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I was so disappointed when this show was cancelled. It honestly is one of the smartest and wittiest comedies I have ever watched. I always find American humor tends to run towards the 'obvious' or 'slap stick' whereas this is actually subtle and Lisa Kudrow's delivery is priceless!
The definition of a perfect comedy.
The Comeback is unlike any other comedy. What makes this show so special is the genius portrayal of Valerie Cherish. Lisa Kudrow's exquisite creation challenges both her dramatic and comedic skills, and to no surprise Kudrow delivers a performance with witty and natural charm. She is able to draw the viewer in and keeps them interested, entertained and most importantly in fits of laughter. Her deep understanding and affection for this character and the world in which she exists, makes for the perfect half an hour escape and is a true testament to Kudrow's stunning work and abilities. I recommend this show to anyone out there who wants to see comedy at its absolute best, and feel the rare and gratifying feeling of money very very well spent! Bring on Season 2!
Lisa Kudrow is a genius
I couldn’t believe this show got cancelled. This is definitely one of the best things I’ve ever seen on TV. There are so many layers to Valerie Cherish and Lisa Kudrow’s delivery is flawless. She makes living in a world without Madeline Kahn much more bearable.