“Honestly,#TheComebackwas so ahead of its time and incredibly prescient about reality TV andcelebrity. 2014 needs a Valerie Cherish.” – Jace Lacob (BuzzFeed) atSummer TCA 2014
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TORONTO(October 29, 2014)– B-list star and pioneer of reality television Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow)returns to the small screen when HBO’s THECOMEBACKcomes back, Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/MT onHBO Canada. Starring Lisa Kudrow (FRIENDS), co-creator andco-executive producer with Michael Patrick King (SEX AND THE CITY), THECOMEBACK, returns as an eight-episode comedy series following itsoriginal 2005 run on HBO in the U.S. and The Movie Network and Movie Central inCanada. Beginning Nov. 4, viewers can catch up on the originalseries on HBO Canada TV Everywhere platforms. As previouslyannounced,HBO Canada also welcomes back HBO’s THENEWSROOM and GETTINGONon November 9 at 9 p.m. ET/MT and10:30 p.m. ET/MT respectively.
THECOMEBACK followsValerie Cherish, a fading TV “It Girl” who was once so desperate to stay in thespotlight that she allowed cameras to follow her every move as she appeared on anew sitcom, resulting in disaster. Now, 10 years later, there’s more TV thanever and she wants back in. Valerie has hired a student film crew to shootfootage she hopes will get network attention and put her back on the map. Whenshe discovers that her former nemesis Paulie G. (Lance Barber, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNYIN PHILADELPHIA) has a new HBO series called SEEING RED based on his experiencesworking with her, an irate Valerie crashes the HBO offices crying defamation butends up getting the role based on herself.
Inthe first season of THE COMEBACK, the seriesexplored the madness of television, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, the dualroles of wife and stepmom, the trouble with growing older in Hollywood, and thebravery of a 40-year-old actress who was determined to look like she was keepingher head above it all.
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4, subscribers can catch upon the entire 13-episode first season of THE COMEBACK inEastern Canada on TMNGOand HBO CanadaOnDemand, and in Western Canada with ShawGo Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik onthe go, andHBO Canada On Demand.
Inaddition to Kudrow, cast regulars include Lance Barber as Paulie G., RobertMichael Morris (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) as Valerie’s devoted hairstylist Mickey,Laura Silverman (BOB’S BURGERS) as producer Jane, and Damian Young(CALIFORNICATION) as Valerie’s husband Mark Berman. Seth Rogen (Take ThisWaltz) guest stars as Mitch, the fictional Paulie G.
THECOMEBACKwas created by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow. The new season is writtenby King, Kudrow, Amy B. Harris (SEX AND THE CITY), and John Riggi (30 ROCK). Theseries is executive produced by King, Kudrow, and Bucatinsky.
HBO Canada is amultiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and CorusEntertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
HBOCanada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedicprograms, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedyseries, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titlesfrom HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment.HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming isaccessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider.For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is adivision of Bell Media, which is part of BCEInc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In WesternCanada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central(Western Canada).
About Movie Central
Movie Central is owned by Corus EntertainmentInc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additionalassets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishingand children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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