|[01/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
Production to Begin on New HBO Half-Hour Comedy Series the Comeback, Starring Lisa Kudrow
|[via press release from HBO]
PRODUCTION TO BEGIN ON NEW HBO HALF-HOUR COMEDY SERIES THE COMEBACK, STARRING LISA KUDROW
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2005 - Production is set to begin on the
12-episode first season of the new HBO drama series BIG LOVE, it was
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2005 - Production is set to begin in Los Angeles
this spring on the 14-episode first season of the new HBO half-hour
comedy series THE COMEBACK, starring Lisa Kudrow ("Friends"), it was
announced today by Carolyn Strauss, president, HBO Entertainment.
Created and executive produced by Michael Patrick King (HBO's "Sex and
the City") and Kudrow, and executive produced by John Melfi ("Sex and
the City") and Dan Bucatinsky ("All Over the Guy"), THE COMEBACK will
launch this summer, with episodes debuting back-to-back with new
episodes of the hit comedy series "Entourage," returning for its
"Lisa Kudrow is one of the most gifted comic actresses in TV and
movies today, and we're delighted to welcome her to the HBO family,"
said Strauss. "Her partnership with Michael Patrick King, who was a
driving force behind 'Sex and the City' is sure to produce another
great comedy series for our subscribers."
Says King, "I'm thrilled to be launching another project with HBO - my
creative home, and with Lisa Kudrow - every comic writer's dream
"Only Michael Patrick King can execute this subtle brand of brutal
comedy and keep it so full of compassion," adds Kudrow, "and only HBO
would let us do it."
Kudrow stars as Valerie Cherish, a former "B-list" sitcom star so
desperate for the spotlight that she agrees to star in a reality
television show called "The Comeback," with cameras following her
every move as she lands a part on a new network sitcom. Totally
scripted, THE COMEBACK explores the madness of television, a Beverly
Hills lifestyle, and the bravery of a comic-tragic 40-year-old woman
who is slowly sinking.
Other cast regulars on THE COMBACK include: Robert Michael Morris (as
Mickey), Damian Young (Mark), Laura Silverman (Jane), Malin Akerman
(Juna), Robert Bagnell (Tom) and Lance Barber (Pauly G).
Along with the hit comedy series "Friends," for which she won an
Emmy(r), as well as receiving five other nominations, Lisa Kudrow's
credits include the feature films "Analyze This," "Clockwatchers,"
"The Opposite of Sex," "Wonderland" and "Romy and Michelle's High
School Reunion." Her new film, "Happy Endings," will open the 2005
Sundance Film Festival. King has received two Emmys(r) and three
Golden Globes for his work on "Sex and the City." THE COMBACK is
created by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow; executive produced by
Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, John Melfi and Dan Bucatinsky;
producer, Denis Biggs; casting, Liberman/Patton Casting.
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