The Comeback

2005, TV Show

Full Episodes(13)

Latest Episode: Valerie Does Another Classic Leno

Sep 04, 2005 Season 1 Episode 13 watch on HBO GO (Subscription)

(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.'

Valerie Shines Under Stress

Aug 28, 2005 Season 1 Episode 12

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.
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Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet

Aug 21, 2005 Season 1 Episode 11

Valerie gets a new dress and a new look after 'Room and Bored'--and Juna--earn nominations for a familiar TV-awards show.
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Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover

Aug 14, 2005 Season 1 Episode 10

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.
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Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids

Aug 07, 2005 Season 1 Episode 9

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.
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Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs

Jul 31, 2005 Season 1 Episode 8

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.
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Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode

Jul 24, 2005 Season 1 Episode 7

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.
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Valerie Saves the Show

Jul 17, 2005 Season 1 Episode 6

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.
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Valerie Demands Dignity

Jul 10, 2005 Season 1 Episode 5

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.
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Valerie Stands up for Aunt Sassy

Jun 26, 2005 Season 1 Episode 4

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.
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Valerie Bonds with the Cast

Jun 19, 2005 Season 1 Episode 3

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.
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Valerie Triumphs at the Upfronts

Jun 12, 2005 Season 1 Episode 2

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.
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The Comeback: Pilot

Jun 05, 2005 Season 1 Episode 1

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.
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