Is a Comeback in the Works for a Beloved Comedy Series? Deadline
HBO is in discussions that could result in the return of a comedy series that developed a cult following during its short run on the pay-cable channel.
Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the channel is looking into bringing back “The Comeback,” which was created by Michael Patrick King and "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow.
Kudrow starred in the show as a sitcom actress named Valerie Cherish, who gets a reality show about trying to make a comeback. The series aired for just one 13-episode season in 2005, earning three Emmy nominations, including a lead actress nod for Kudrow.
HBO is considering bringing back the show as a limited or event series, the story reports.
“Like Fox’s single-camera comedy ‘Arrested Development,’ which aired at the same time, ‘Comeback’ was considered to be ahead of its time. While it didn’t get a lot of traction during its original run, ‘Comeback’ quickly achieved cult status, with fans still buzzing about it,” Andreeva reports.