The Comeback
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2005
Directors: Michael Patrick King, Michael Lehmann, Greg Mottola, Clark Mathis, David Steinberg
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 026359-284328
Running time: 6:16 (376 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 01, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#3470)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 08, 2011
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
For fallen star Valerie Cherish - former B-list sitcom actress desperate to revive her career - no proce is too high to pay for clinging to the television spotlight. Valerie agrees to be the subject of an intrusive reality television show, with cameras following her every move as she lands the part of "Aunt Sassy" in a tedious new sitcom, Room and Bored.

Lisa Kudrow stars in this uncomfortably funny and insightfully biting comedy series from writer Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City).
In the spirit of reality television, there seems to be no end to the humiliating circumstances Valerie Cherish will endure, all in the name of fame.

Episodes:
Disc 1:
01. The Comeback (Pilot)
02. Valerie Triumphs at the Upfronts
03. Valerie Bonds with the Cast
04. Valerie Stands Up for Aunt Sassy
05. Valerie Demands Dignity
06. Valerie Saves the Show
07. Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode

Disc 2:
08. Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs
09. Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids
10. Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover
11. Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet
12. Valerie Shines Under Stress
13. Valerie Does Another Classic Leno
DVD Covers
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Misc.
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Genres
Television
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • HBO
Media Companies:
 • HBO Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-7
2Episodes 8-13
Features
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
 1. The Comeback (Pilot)
Direction
Michael Patrick King....Director
Writing
Michael Patrick King....Writer
Lisa Kudrow....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Tim Gibbons....Producer
Cinematography
Clark Mathis....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Michael Berenbaum....Film Editor
Sound
William MacPherson....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 2. Valerie Triumphs at the Upfronts
Direction
Michael Patrick King....Director
Writing
Michael Patrick King....Writer
Lisa Kudrow....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 3. Valerie Bonds with the Cast
Direction
Michael Lehmann....Director
Writing
Michael Patrick King....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 4. Valerie Stands Up for Aunt Sassy
Direction
Michael Lehmann....Director
Writing
John Riggi....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 5. Valerie Demands Dignity
Direction
Greg Mottola....Director
Writing
Linda Wallem....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Darryl Bates....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 6. Valerie Saves the Show
Direction
Greg Mottola....Director
Writing
Michael Schur....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Darryl Bates....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 7. Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode
Direction
Michael Lehmann....Director
Writing
John Riggi....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 8. Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs
Direction
Michael Lehmann....Director
Writing
Linda Wallem....Writer
Michael Patrick King....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 9. Valerie Hangs with the Cool Kids
Direction
Clark Mathis....Director
Writing
Michael Schur....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Darryl Bates....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 10. Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover
Direction
David Steinberg....Director
Writing
Amy B. Harris....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 11. Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet
Direction
Michael Patrick King....Director
Writing
Michael Patrick King....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 12. Valerie Shines Under Stress
Direction
David Steinberg....Director
Writing
Heather Morgan....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Darryl Bates....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
 13. Valerie Does Another Classic Leno
Direction
Michael Patrick King....Director
Writing
Michael Patrick King....Writer
Production
John Melfi....Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow....Executive Producer
Dan Bucatinsky....Executive Producer
Michael Patrick King....Executive Producer
Denis Biggs....Producer
Amy B. Harris....Producer
Cinematography
Nancy Schreiber....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rogers....Film Editor
Darryl Bates....Film Editor
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
John Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Tamara Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Kitty Doris-Bates....Production Designer
Cast
 1. The Comeback (Pilot)
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Jason L. Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Jim Bentley
Bill Escudier....Milo
Kim Fields....Herself
Marla Garlin
Nathan Lee Graham....Peter
Marilu Henner....Herself
Lillian Hurst....Esperanza
Andres Londono
Morann Peri
Jonathan Stark
Tom Virtue....Assistant Director
James Burrows....Himself (uncredited)
 2. Valerie Triumphs at the Upfronts
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano
Jason L. Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Greg Ainsworth....Male Flight Attendant
John Antonini
Stacey Carino....Sierra Mist Wife
Spence Decker....Photographer
Nathan Lee Graham....Peter
Jamie Hagan....Sexy Host
Patrick John Hurley
James C. Leary
Shannon Malone....Kit Alexander
Jordan Murphy....Macho Host
Rhonda Stubbins....Reservations Clerk
Frank Tortorici
Mary Van Luven
Jennifer Wilkerson
 3. Valerie Bonds with the Cast
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason L. Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Billy Briggs
Sik End
Bill Escudier....Milo
Bayne Gibby....Gigi
Mia Kelly
Dori Mizrahi....Key Man
Bill Parks....Switcheroo Crew Guy
Scot Renfro
Wells Rosales....The Valet
Eddie Rutkowski
Tom Virtue
Philip Wofford....Hipster Actor
James Burrows....Himself (uncredited)
 4. Valerie Stands Up for Aunt Sassy
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Ryan Brockington
Susan Chuang
Bill Escudier....Milo
Bayne Gibby....Gigi
Jason Lansing
Henriette Mantel
Brady Smith
Tom Virtue
Matt Weinhold
James Burrows....Himself (uncredited)
 5. Valerie Demands Dignity
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Lillian Hurst
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Victoria Carroll
Charla Baklayan-Faddoul....Herself
Mitchell W. Fink....Waiter
Cici Lau
Jayma Mays
 6. Valerie Saves the Show
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Young....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Kalimba Bennett....Hostess
Bill Escudier....Milo
Bayne Gibby....Gigi
Jonathan Murphy....Kevin the P.A.
Jon Sklaroff....Sean the Sound Guy
 7. Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Marla Garlin
Bayne Gibby....Gigi
Nathan Lee Graham
Naomi Matsuda
John H. Mayer
Tom Virtue....Assistant Director
 8. Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Jennifer Elise Cox....Miss Hollywood
Sik End
Daniel Franzese....Mr. Hollywood
Bess Meisler....Elderly Lady
Matt Nolan....Bill Hartwick
Christian Oliver....Hotel Greeter
Jennifer Peo....Dinner Waitress
Jackson Spidell
Dee Dee Rescher....Donna Franklin
Allan Wasserman....Don Franklin
Tony Yalda....Raoul
 9. Valerie Hangs with the Cool Kids
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Bill Escudier
Charles Gerald
Bayne Gibby
Michael Hannus
Willa Holland....Kalla
Maggie Marion
Doug Mitchell
John H. Mayer
Maulik Pancholy....Kaveen
Colby Paul
Amir Talai
Tom Virtue
 10. Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Lillian Hurst
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Robert Arbogast
Dan Bucatinsky....Billy
Stephanie Courtney
Sik End
Michael Gerrard
Nathan Lee Graham
Maya Hazen
Dan Mott
Karly Rothenberg
R. C. Shivers
Bahni Turpin
 11. Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Lillian Hurst
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Elizabeth Alonso
Dan Bucatinsky....Billy
Clint Carmichael
Curt Collier
Donna Cooper
Stephanie Courtney
Benjamin Byron Davis
Steve Franken
Bayne Gibby....Gigi
Janet Hoskins
Gary Kraus....Man with Gut
Michael Matera
Jay McCarroll....Himself
David LM McIntyre
Stuart McLean
Sumalee Montano
Maulik Pancholy
Drew Pokorny
George Sharperson
Amir Talai
Richard Wharton
 12. Valerie Shines Under Stress
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Mary Albee
Eric Edelstein
Bill Escudier
Bayne Gibby....Gigi
Nathan Lee Graham
John H. Mayer
Bill Normyle
Robb Reesman
Connie Schiro
Tom Virtue
Tom Wade
Matt Weinhold
James Burrows....Himself (uncredited)
 13. Valerie Does Another Classic Leno
Lisa Kudrow....Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman....Juna
Robert Bagnell....Tom Peterman
Lance Barber....Paulie G
Robert Michael Morris....Mickey
Laura Silverman....Jane
Damian Young....Mark Berman
Lillian Hurst
Kellan Lutz....Chris
Vanessa Marano....Franchesca
Jason Olive....Jesse
Kimberly Kevon Williams....Shayne
Anna Belknap
Dan Bucatinsky....Billy
Bill Escudier
Bayne Gibby....Gigi
Nathan Lee Graham
Marc Grapey
Marilu Henner....Herself
Willa Holland....Kalla
Michael Kopelow
Misi Lecube
Ted Michaels
Patrick O'Connor
Colby Paul
Jon Sklaroff
Brady Smith
Robert Tevis
Tom Virtue
Jay Leno....Himself (uncredited)