ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 12/28/14; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, October 2014) Lisa Kudrow (Emmy(R) winner for "Friends") stars as the embattled 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. When the comedy series THE COMEBACK returns for eight episodes starting SUNDAY, NOV. 9 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, Valerie thinks she has it all figured out this time. She doesn't. Valerie has hired a student film crew to shoot footage that she hopes will get the attention of Bravo, and put her back on the map. When she discovers her former nemesis Paulie G. (Lance Barber), who's fresh out of rehab, has a new HBO show called "Seeing Red," based on his experiences working with her, an irate Valerie crashes the HBO offices crying defamation - but ends up getting the role that's based on herself.