Lisa Kudrow's HBO comedy The Comeback is... coming back

Valerie Cherish will still be seeking the spotlight when the cult comedy returns with six new episodes later this year

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Lisa Kudrow's HBO comedy The Comeback is... coming back
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Lisa Kudrow's HBO comedy The Comeback is living up to its name.

The single-camera series, which first aired on the American network in 2005, is staging a comeback, with new episodes expected to air this autumn. 

And Valerie Cherish will still be seeking the spot light when the comedy returns for a new six-episode run. 

The first and so far only season of The Comeback saw former-Friends star Kudrow play Valerie Cherish, a washed-up sitcom star attempting a career comeback with the help of a reality TV show. 

Original stars Lance Barber, Dan Bucatinsky, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman and Damian Young are set to re-join, alongside Kudrow's co-creator Michael Patrick King. 

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

Of her return to the comedy, Kudrow said in a statement: "It was almost too fun [to] play Valerie Cherish the first time around. I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character."

Watch a trailer for the first series:


 


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