Michael Patrick King (creator/exec producer) and Lisa Kudrow (co-creator/star/exec producer) of HBO's The Comeback
The Comeback - July Episode Guide
Episode #5: "Valerie Demands Dignity"
Other HBO playdates: July 11 (), 13 (), 14 () and 29 ()
HBO2 playdates: July 10 () and 16 ()
Valerie (Lisa Kudrow) worries that her comeback storyline isn't "enough," as the network tries to spice up her reality show by cross-breeding it with another one, and by pulling a highway prank that nearly sabotages Valerie's lunch with a TV Guide editor; at home, Mark (Damian Young) is increasingly frustrated by the restraints the ubiquitous cameras have imposed on their sex life.
Written by Linda Wallem; directed by Greg Mottola.
Episode #6: "Valerie Saves the Show"
Other HBO playdates: July 18 (), 20 (), 21 () and 29 ()
HBO2 playdates: July 17 () and 23 ()
With the cast in a funk after a lackluster premiere, Valerie tries to boost morale with a late-night cookie delivery that gives new meaning to her trademark line, "I don't want to see that!"; Mickey (Robert Michael Morris) accuses Valerie of sharing details about his private life with Juna (Malin Akerman); and Valerie tries to persuade Shayne (Kimberly Kevon Williams) to see her reality show in a different "light."
Written by Michael Schur; directed by Greg Mottola.
Episode #7: "Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode"
Other HBO playdates: July 25 (), 27 (), 28 () and 29 ()
HBO2 playdates: July 24 () and 30 ()
Excited about a "Room and Bored" episode dedicated to her character, Valerie pulls some strings to get a "name" actor to play Aunt Sassy's romantic interest; and Mark's behavior at the Viper Room brings to light intimacy issues that are ultimately too hot for the camera.
Written by John Riggi; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Episode #8: "Valerie Relaxes in
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 1 (), 3 (), 4 () and 25 ()
HBO2 playdate: July 31 ()
Valerie and Mark head to the desert for a long weekend at a
The Comeback is created by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow; executive produced by Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, John Melfi and Dan Bucatinsky; co-executive producers, Linda Wallem and John Riggi; producer, Denis Biggs; producer, Amy Harris; co-producer, Mike Schur; casting, Liberman/Patton Casting. The Comeback is an HBO Entertainment Production in association with Working Class, Is Or Isn't Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.