‘Friends’ Lisa Kudrow stars as fading TV ‘It Girl’


Sky Atlantic has picked up the UK rights to air Lisa Kudrow comedy, The Comeback.

The series stars Kudrow (Friends) as B-list TV star Valerie Cherish, a fading TV ‘It Girl’ who was once so desperate to stay in the spotlight that she allowed cameras to follow her every move as she appeared on a new sitcom – with disastrous results.

Lisa Kudrow comments: “It was almost too fun play Valerie Cherish the first time around, I look forward to revisiting this resilient and ironically self-unaware character.”

The first season debuted on HBO in 2005, exploring the madness of television, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, the dual roles of wife and stepmom, the trouble with growing older in Hollywood, and the bravery of a comic-tragic 40-year-old actress who was desperate to look like she was keeping her head above it all.

When The Comeback returns as a new six-episode limited series, Valerie thinks she has it all figured out this time. She doesn’t. Valerie continues her search to attain the spotlight, but this time around, it illuminates a whole new series of problems when she achieves the visibility she wants.

Lance Barber, Dan Bucatinsky, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman and Damian Young will also feature in the second series.

The Comeback is filmed in LA and created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and Lisa Kudrow. Writers are Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, Amy B. Harris and John Riggi.

The second series of The Comeback will air on Sky Atlantic in early 2015. Series 1 will be available On Demand ahead of series two.