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HBO in Talks to Resurrect Lisa Kudrow Series 'The Comeback'

Lisa Kudrow's cult hit HBO comedy The Comeback may be returning to television. HBO is in negotiations with Kudrow and her co-creator Michael Patrick King to bring the show back for a limited run season, Deadline reports. There are no details on the potential reunion beyond that.

The series ran for one 13-episode season in 2005, and, despite critical acclaim and multiple Emmy nominations, was canceled by HBO. The Comeback starred Kudrow as a desparate late '80s/early '90s sitcom star trying to return to prominence via a minor role in a new sitcom, which is all being documented by a reality show. Kudrow said on Watch What Happens [...]

How Things Got Ugly at a 2 Broke Girls Press Panel

So apparently at a recent Television Critics Association panel, critics asked 2 Broke Girls showrunner Michael Patrick King about the show's offensively one-dimensional supporting characters and he – slowly, gradually – flipped the fuck out. Keep in mind, even CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler says this show needs to "dimensionalize" its supporting characters. But it looks like King really didn't want to face that criticism, instead turning defensive.

Things took a particularly uncomfortable turn when the reporter who had initially asked about Tassler's comments again tried to get King to clarify his remarks, reading the exact quote from the transcript of Tassler's executive session.

King asked the reporter [...]