Posts tagged as The Comeback

Being a "Difficult" Woman on TV and the Refreshing Brilliance of 'The Comeback'

When the history of '90s sitcoms is told through televised romans à clef, it is, of course, the writers who get the last word. Tension between writers and stars is nothing new to television — ask any writer of Mork & Mindy what working with Robin Williams was like — but these tensions became more pronounced in the '90s, for two reasons: The syndication money was obscene, and the standup explosion of the '80s led to a demand in star-driven vehicles based on standup routines. This led to inevitable questions of authorship. Carsey-Werner became famous for creating sitcoms around standup performers (Bill Cosby, Roseanne [...]

HBO Is Resurrecting Lisa Kudrow's 'The Comeback' for Limited Run Six-Episode Season

Last month, we reported that HBO was in talks to revive their cult hit 2005 Lisa Kudrow comedy The Comeback for a limited run season, and now, it's actually happening. E! reports that HBO has ordered six episodes of the show as a "standalone event series" but the network may renew the show as a regular series if those six episodes do well.

Stars Lisa Kudrow, Malin Akerman, Kellan Lutz, and the show's co-creator Michael Patrick King will be returning, although Akerman and Lutz likely won't be in every episode. The six episodes will take place nine years after the events of the original series, which starred [...]

Lisa Kudrow on Web Therapy, The Comeback and Dr. Laura

Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, premiering on Showtime tonight after starting online, marks the former Friends's star first stab at her own show since the cancellation of The Comeback in 2005. "Yeah, that was certainly a brick wall," Kudrow tells Vulture about HBO's decision to drop the axe after one season. "That was really a disappointment, and I think also just bad luck, in a way, as it was just starting to catch on. It was funny. It was like being [on an] HBO that stopped being HBO for a moment; that was the moment we were there."

Now that Web Therapy is to TV, it's time for [...]

Billy Eichner: "People Who Are Not Watching 'The Comeback' Should Be Ashamed of Themselves"

"People who are not watching The Comeback should be ashamed of themselves. If you're into TV and pop culture, if you like quality, well-written, well-acted TV shows, do yourself a favor and watch it. Lisa Kudrow is really giving one of the great performances on TV ever. That is the No. 1 thing. That, and my usual combo of porn and Meryl Streep movies."

Billy Eichner shares his love for HBO's The Comeback, Taylor Swift, Nathan Fielder, Meryl Streep, and more in a new interview with Vulture.

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 [...]

Lisa Kudrow Returns as Valerie Cherish in HBO's 'The Comeback' Trailer

2005 cult hit The Comeback is returning for a limited six-episode run next month, and HBO just released the first trailer. The show's return is being treated as a "standalone event series" but might get a full season renewal if the episodes do well, so the true future of The Comeback is up to you.

12 More TV Comedies That Netflix Should Resurrect From the Dead

Funded by the collective prayers and wishes of the internet hive mind, with possibly some help from dubious business practices in Iraq1, Arrested Development will be brought back from the dead next early Sunday morning on Netflix. The critical and financial success of this unprecedented experiment in TV resurrection will decide if other shows will be able to continue to tell their stories long after a broadcast or cable network had canceled it, thereby cheating death, defying nature. To save Netflix, or Amazon Instant, or any current or future video streaming service the burden of thinking too much when they decide to play God, here are 12 comedies whose [...]