Don't call it a comeback — no wait, go ahead
Lisa Kudrow‘s “The Comeback” is returning.
The show, which aired 13 episodes in 2005, will be back for a six-episode run this fall.
HBO announced the news days after announcing it was reviving another of its older shows: “Project Greenlight,” which last aired 11 years ago, is also returning.
On “The Comeback,” Kudrow plays reality TV pioneer Valerie Cherish, who is trying to mount yet another career revival.
Kudrow created the show with Michael Patrick King (an Emmy winner for “Sex and the City”). They will executive produce with Dan Bucatinsky (an Emmy winner for “Scandal”).
The new season will be written by King, Kudrow, Amy B. Harris and John Riggi. In addition to Lisa Kudrow, the confirmed cast includes Lance Barber, Bucatinsky, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman and Damian Young.
“‘The Comeback’ holds a special place in the hearts of its many fans, including many of us here at HBO,” said HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo. “I can't wait to find out what Valerie's been up to since we last met.”
“I'm so excited to be working with Valerie Cherish again,” said King.
“It was almost too fun play Valerie Cherish the first time around,” said Kudrow. “I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character.”