Seth Rogen to Guest Star on HBO’s ‘The Comeback’

Lisa Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish is trying to mount another career revival, this time playing a fictional version of herself

Last Updated: October 15, 2014 @ 9:31 PM

Seth Rogen is set for a comeback.

The actor has booked a two-episode guest-starring stint on HBO’s “The Comeback,” joining Lisa Kudrow‘s attention-seeking Valerie Cherish, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. He will play a fictional version of himself in the episode premiering Sunday, Nov. 9.

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The meta-layered show’s return follows Valerie, now nine years removed from the events of the first incarnation, desperate for another “comeback” and taking on the role as Mallory, a fictional version of herself in rival Paulie G.’s (Lance Barber) “Seeing Red,” a semi-autobiographical dramedy based on his own past.

Rogen will play himself who in this fictional universe has been cast as Mitch, the fictional version of Paulie G, according to BuzzFeed who was first to report the news.

The show, which aired 13 episodes in 2005, will be back for a eight-episode run this fall.

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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.

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Rogen, last seen in “Neighbors” opposite Zac Efron, next has “The Interview” with James Franco awaiting release. UTA represents Rogen.

“The Comeback” premieres on Sunday, Nov 9 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.

For the record: A previous version of this story misnamed Lisa Kudrow’s “Comeback” character. TheWrap regrets the error.