HBO confirms Lisa Kudrow's 'The Comeback' to return

By Kyle Johnson,

HBO officially revealed on Monday that Lisa Kudrow's The Comeback is indeed set to make a return to television later this year after nine years off the air.

The comedy series will return in the fall with a limited six-episode season, reports the Los Angeles Times. The show, which has since become a cult classic, was axed after only one season in 2005 due to poor ratings and reviews.

In a statement, HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo said, "'The Comeback' holds a special place in the hearts of its many fans, including many of us here at HBO." He added, "I can't wait to find out what Valerie's been up to since we last met."

The show followed Kudrow as Valerie Cherish who was attempting to resurrect her acting career. The Comeback was filmed in the popular documentary-style format. Rumors of a possible return began circulating last week.

Though the show flopped when it was first on HBO, it did still manage to secure three Emmy nominations. Michael Patrick King was nominated for directing, Kudrow was tapped for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy and the show also got a nom for casting.



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