The Comeback won't come back

Cable giant HBO Monday axed The Comeback, a mockumentary comedy starring Lisa Kudrow as a has-been actress seeking to revive her career. In the show, Kudrow plays the character of Valerie Cherish, star of the fictional '80s sitcom I'm It. The faux reality show The Comeback chronicles Cherish's return to television in the fake sitcom Room and Bored, which is populated by scathing depictions of Hollywood personality types.

The former Friends star also created the show with production partner Michael Patrick King. Its 13-episode run ended September 4. Said an HBO spokeswoman, "We've looked at our schedule, and given our future commitments, we felt we would not be able to give the show the support it needed."

In July, HBO canceled the flagging supernatural drama Carnivale, which had struggled through two expensive seasons without finding a large audience. The Comeback, while not costing as much, had debuted to poor ratings and received mostly withering reviews.

HBO is attempting to stop a slide in ratings and a perception that its once-buzzworthy shows are becoming less so. Currently, its high hopes ride on ratings king Rome. The network is also placing bets on the return of the Larry David sitcom, Curb Your Enthusiasm (starting back up this Sunday, September 25), as well as the premiere of Extras, a new sitcom about the movie industry from The Office-creator Ricky Gervais.

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Bring back The Comeback! It was a good show. I hate it when shows get cancelled. On the show, Valerie's career was coming back, and it seemed like everything was beginning to look up.
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I never even know it made it past the pilot
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Too bad. I hope Lisa Kudrow can find another show and be successful. She was the only Friends cast member with any real talent.
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I liked the show. Shame. I really thought it was great! Too bad.
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The Comeback had gone Back for good...
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lol i watched about 5 min of it and though what a crap show no wonder its gone!!!
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I know that many hated and despised this show, but I must say i really loved it. I really will miss this show, i found every moment of it brilliant and fascinating. It was ambitious and for me it paid off. For HBO thats two great shows Cancelled, the comeback and Carnivale. :-(
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No big loss.
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I had a love hate relationship with The Comeback. It was one of those shows that was funny yet also very sad at the same time. I winced almost every time I watched it.

Despite the cancellation, I think Lisa Kudrow can hold her head high as she did an outstanding job portraying Valerie Cherish. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of her in the future.
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I loved this show, it really grew on me. Too bad...
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It figures it is gone. Any show without male nudity on HBO like Oz or really really funny like Sex and City or a great drama like Rome or Sopranos, just isn't one worth paying for. So while it did get better, I'm glad it's over.
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