Thursday, July 28, 2005

Lisa Kudrow as "Comeback's" Valerie Cherish

HBO's The Comeback
August Episodes

Episode #9: "Valerie Hangs with the Cool Kids"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 7 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 8 (9:00 p.m.), 10 (10:30 p.m.), 11 (11:30 p.m.), 12 (11:00 p.m.) and 25 (9:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 7 (3:15 a.m.) and 13 (11:00 p.m.)
At the insistence of the network, "Room and Bored" gets a makeover and adds two new cast members, Greg (Amir Talai) and Kaveen (Maulik Pancholy), spurring talk of a coup by the "original five." Meanwhile, Franchesca's (Vanessa Marano) new friend Kalla (Willa Holland) shakes up the status quo at home. Written by Michael Schur; directed by Clark Mathis.

Episode #10: "Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 14 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 15 (9:00 p.m.), 17 (10:30 p.m.), 18 (11:30 p.m.) and 25 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 14 (3:15 a.m.) and 20 (11:00 p.m.)
With Juna (Malin Akerman) getting all the hype and most of the magazine covers, Valerie (Lisa Kudrow) enlists a new publicist, Billy Stanton (Dan Bucatinsky), to land a cover of her own. Billy obliges by scoring a shoot for Be Yoga magazine, forcing Valerie to remodel her fitness room and take a yoga crash course. Written by Amy B. Harris; directed by David Steinberg.

Episode #11: "Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 21 (10:45-11:15 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 22 (9:00 p.m.), 24 (10:30 p.m.), and 25 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 21 (2:55 a.m.) and 27 (11:00 p.m.)
Valerie gets a new dress and a new look for a familiar TV awards show.
Written and directed by Michael Patrick King.

Episode #12: "Valerie Shines Under Stress"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 28 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 29 (9:00 p.m.) and 31 (10:30 p.m.), and Sept. 1 (11:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 28 (2:30 a.m.) and Sept. 3 (11:00 p.m.)
Jane (Laura Silverman) pulls rank on Tom (Robert Bagnell) and Paulie G (Lance Barber) to get Valerie more lines on "Room and Bored." A stalker threat forces extra security on the set, exposing Valerie's old back problems as she's prepping for a big pratfall scene. Written by Heather Morgan; directed by David Steinberg.

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 producer, Linda Wallem; co-executive producer, John Riggi; producer, Denis Biggs; producer, Amy Harris; 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. Posted by Picasa