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"The Comeback" Comes to DVD

Just a day after the news that the third season of Arrested Development would finally be released on DVD, home video watchdog announced that another criminally cancelled comedy series, HBO's The Comeback, would be released on August 1st.

The series, which starred Lisa Kudrow as washed-up actress Valerie Cherish, charted Valerie's attempts at a comeback career after she is cast in an awful sitcom and agrees to have her life filmed simultaneously by a camera crew for a reality show called, you guessed it, The Comeback. The series was created by Kudrow and Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and ran for 13 episodes on the pay cabler last year.

The two-disc release of The Comeback will include all 13 episodes of the short-lived series, commentaries on six episodes, a DVD interview with "Valerie Cherish," and original material (which Kudrow told me about last month in Aspen), including footage of Valerie backstage at Dancing with the Stars.

Sadly, I was one of the few people who watched The Comeback and probably one of the even fewer who will rush out to buy the series on DVD. But if you haven't experienced this hilarious--and often painful--series, here's your chance to Netflix it and try it out.

As Aunt Sassy might say, you do need to see this.


Anonymous said…
I tuned into "The Comeback" when it originally aired and wasn't crazy about the first episode. But then I happened to see the second episode and, before you could say "Valerie Cherish" I was hooked. This painfully funny look at a washed up actress sums up Hollywood life in a nutshell and is definitely worth seeing...if only for the twisted relationship between Valerie and her jerk showrunner Paulie G (let's just say there are fisticuffs and vomit involved).
Anonymous said…
i barely made it through the first episode. I really hated it.
Anonymous said…
One of the best and most underrated show EVER on television. Yes, it was like watching a trainwreck but Lisa Kudrow was never funnier or more empathetic than as Valerie Cherish. The finale with her on the Tonight Show was just incredible. I can't believe this show is gone and crap like Big Love is still on HBO.

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