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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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A sitcom star agrees to participate in a reality show, hoping this move will give her career a jump-start.


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 (14) | Top Critics (8)

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…

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…

The characters in The Comeback aren't worth getting to know. Kudrow may not want to be Phoebe anymore, but she should at least try to be someone we want to get to know.

April 29, 2014 | Full Review…

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