HBO Looking To Give ‘The Comeback’ A Comeback

By March 21, 2014
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Good news for fans of the darkly hilarious HBO comedy “The Comeback”! According to Deadline, HBO and “The Comeback” producers Michael Patrick King and star Lisa Kudrow, are in talks to revive the cult-hit series.

After the successful relaunch of “Arrested Development” on Netflix, it appears that “The Comeback” may also be revived as a limited event in some capacity with HBO. While on the air, the show never got the ratings it deserved, most consider it underrated and canceled way before its time. Luckily, fans of the show aren’t the only ones who are longing for more.

Kudrow, currently starring and producing “Web Therapy”, told Bravo’s Andy Cohen last summer about the plans her and Michael Patrick King have discussed regarding the show’s lead character, former sitcom star, Valerie Cherish:

Every time we get together for lunch, we’re talking about, ‘OK, so what would happen next?’ Where do we envision Valerie a decade later? Taking classes at the Actor’s Studio. Just because, We really want her to be on a Bravo show.Wouldn’t she be perfect for the Real Housewives franchise!

King concurred in an interview with EW:

Lisa and I actually have had a couple of lunches lately where we’ve been missing Valerie and wondering where she’d be. That’s just a creative exploration Lisa and I are doing. We care so much about Valerie and the work that we did that, in hindsight, felt so edgy. Lisa and I have been amusing ourselves, and maybe somebody else might be amused in the future.

Kudrow and King were both nominated for an Emmy for their work on the series. The show aired for only one season, in 2005.

What do you think about a comeback for “The Comeback”? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.