Episode #20: "Valerie Faces the Critics"
Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 21 (10:35 p.m., 1:10 a.m.), 22 (11:20 p.m.), 23 (12:30 a.m.) and 26 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 22 (6:00 p.m.), 24 (9:45 p.m.), 25 (10:30 p.m.), 27 (2:55 p.m.) and 28 (9:25 p.m.)
"Seeing Red" is finally on the air and Valerie is exposed to a variety of critical thoughts about her career. And surprisingly - far more critical than the ladies of "The Talk" or a press room of media bloggers - is her husband Mark. And on a surprise trip to Mickey's (Robert Michael Morris) apartment - Val gets a surprise herself.
Also featured in this episode are Dan Bucatinsky as Billy, Mark L. Young as Tyler, Lillian Hurst as Esperanza, Julie Chen as herself, Sara Gilbert as herself, Sharon Osbourne as herself, Aisha Tyler as herself, Sheryl Underwood as herself, Jorge B. Luis as Juan, Tom Fonss as Tim, Justin Sayre as Q, Minnie Schedeen as Minnie, Nancy Shayne as Daphne, Lena Waithe as Summer and Eric Zuckerman as Bob.
Written by Michael Patrick King & Lisa Kudrow; directed by Michael Patrick King.