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The Comeback: Season 1 (2005)




Critic Consensus: Intriguingly cynical, The Comeback unfortunately lacks the sharp insight and sympathetic characters needed to skewer showbiz conventions.


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Valerie, a veteran celebrity who once upon a time a famous star from the sitcom "I'm It", has to embark on a different journey now. With the ageing problem, she has no choice, but to make a comeback via a reality show. Will she able to successfully restore her renowned acting profession with her perseverance and determination against all odds? Will she and her squad thrive the competition?


Lisa Kudrow
as Valerie Cherish
Lance Barber
as Paulie G, Paulie G.
Vanessa Marano
as Franchesca
Victoria Carroll
as Mary Murphy
Dan Bucatinsky
as Billy Stanton
Jay Leno
as Himself
Gary Kraus
as Man with Gut
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Critic Reviews for The Comeback: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

There's a feeling that the makers of The Comeback have been too busy making comedy TV to watch much reality TV, so they aren't that attuned to the genre.

April 29, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The Comeback is a worthy new configuration - the side-splittingly sad sitcom.

April 29, 2014 | Full Review…

An extraordinary comedy. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 2, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I saw this show and came away impressed by its mordant humor and bitter truth.

April 29, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The set, crew and cast members of 'Room and Bored' feel like a spoof of a hundred mindless sitcoms, and the backstage double-dealings provide some of The Comeback's best moments.

April 29, 2014 | Full Review…

The Comeback is funny, not in a side-splitting, "ha-ha" kind of way but more of a slow-burning, "yep" kind of way that makes you wince because it's so painfully true.

November 14, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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