The Comeback

Date: Sunday, 6/11

In 2005, no show arrived at a more appropriate time or place in the television zeitgeist as HBO’s landmark cult-sensation comedy, The Comeback. A wildly quirky combination of the era’s most innovative formats (mockumentary, reality TV, “autobiographical fiction”), Valerie Cherish skewered many of the best and worst aspects of Hollywood and celebrity. The ahead-of-its-time series chronicled its heroine’s vigorous struggle for relevance and fame with eerie precision that often mirrored any typical episode of Access Hollywood, and even featured a startlingly meta “comeback” of its own, when HBO revived the series for a second season 9 years after its cancellation. Join Kudrow and co-creator Michael Patrick King as they reunite with cast and creatives to discuss the show’s unusual journey, and when audiences can expect to see yet another comeback, years from now…

Panelists: Michael Patrick King (Co-Creator/Writer/EP); Cast: Lisa Kudrow (Co-Creator/Writer/EP), Dan Bucatinsky (EP), Laura Silverman
Moderator: Abigail Spencer