The Comeback returns this Sunday night and with it, the return of Valerie Cherish, Lisa Kudrow's hilarious, fame-seeking character.
In a matter of weeks, Valerie Cherish returns! HBO has been teasing us of the Comeback comeback for a while now, and this week, we finally have an actual trailer, which fills in a few more blanks about what this limited series will be about. Check it out!
Well, one thing is clear, Valerie Cherish does a terrible Al Pacino impersonation. The latest teaser for The Comeback has Lisa Kudrow's TV Star character spontaneously quoting The Godfather, only she doesn't seem to recall what movie the line is from. And her Pacino impression isn't very good. But that's kind of what we love about Valerie. Her kind of funny is always just a little bit off.
There was a mini Friends reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, with Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reprising their sitcom roles for a bit of Kimmelís fan fiction.
It's our first official look at The Comeback's Valerie Cherish! Standing next to her BFF/hairdresser Mickey (Robert Michael Morris), Lisa Kudrow's character looks like she might be having her picture taken. That's just a guess, based on the way she's holding her sunglasses, like she just took them off, and the arm and back that's to us in the frame.
It's not like we didn't believe The Comeback's comeback was really happening, but this brief and amazingly teasy video of Valerie Cherish announcing her new Twitter page via cell phone cam brings the reality of The Comeback's second coming to life. Valerie Cherish is back! And she has a new Twitter, which Valerie seems to think is unnecessary because she already has "like... 800 followers..."
HBO made it official today. The Comeback is coming back. This news was already more or less confirmed, but Valerie Cherish needs to know that she's being heard, and what better way to ensure than than with an official announcement from HBO? The announcement not only confirms that The Comeback will return for a 6-episode limited series this fall, and that Kudrow will reprise her role as the lovable and "ironically self-unaware" (Kudrow's words) Valerie Cherish
There's been talk of a comeback for Lisa Kudrow's excellent but unfortunately short-lived 2005 HBO comedy The Comeback, and the latest update comes just shy of official confirmation. A six-episode followup to The Comeback is reportedly in the works, with Lisa Kudrow, Kellan Lutz and Malin Ackerman expected to return.
If ever there's a show that needs a comeback, it's The Comeback. And from what's being reported, HBO may be up for making that happen. Word is, the premium cable network is in talks with Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King to bring the underrated comedy back for a limited series, which is -- in this humble Valerie Cherish fan's opinion -- exactly the right approach for a concept like this one.
If Phoebe from Friends were to exist on Scandal, I like to think she'd declare Fitz to be Olivia's lobster. If ever were were a will-they-wont-they couple in league with the likes of Ross and Rachel, it's Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald. And while there's no Phoebe Buffay to announce official "lobster" status, the series will benefit from the talent of Lisa Kudrow in its upcoming third season.
NBC aired three seasons of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? before canceling it last year. Now it looks like the show is getting a second chance, as TLC has reportedly picked it up for a new season, which will debut in July.
Itís official: Showtime is giving Web Therapy a third season. Fans of the half-hour web-to-television series should be pleased to learn the show will be headed back to the Internet and Showtime in 2013, with ten half-hour episodes planned and a slew of new guest stars in the works.
In my mind, The Bob Newhart Show, Dr. Katz, and Head Case represent the spectrum of psychiatrist-based comedy. Sure, Iím excluding some outliers here, like Marc Maronís WTF podcast, but this is an introductory paragraph. The latest entry into this sub-genre is the webisode-turned-Showtime sitcom Web Therapy. Pull up a big psychiatrist couch for this one. You may want to sleep through some of it.
As adorable as Phoebe is on Friends, I think I prefer Lisa Kudrow when sheís playing someone far less likable. Her roles in Easy A, and one of my favorite underrated TV comedies, The Comeback, are prime examples of Kudrow being funny through the emotional flaws of her character as opposed to just quirky eccentricity.