The BEST Episodes of The Comeback
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 4, 2020
"The Comeback" stars Lisa Kudrow as a one-time sitcom star who is trying to revive her career. Kudrow and Michael Patrick King (executive producer of Sex and the City) co-wrote the pilot script and will executive produce the series. Kudrow's producing partner Dan Bucatinsky is set to executive produce through the duo's production company, Is or Isn't Entertainment.
#1 - Valerie Gets What She Really Wants
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 28, 2014
It's the weekend of the Emmys in the second-season finale, and Valerie is riding high thanks to her success in "Seeing Red," and even gets noticed by a former "Room and Bored" costar at Juna's big bash, but she's still not sure if her husband, Mark, will be by her side on the most important night of her life.
#2 - Valerie Does Another Classic Leno
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 4, 2005
After hosting a memorable coming-out party for the premiere of The Comeback, Valerie marks an even more memorable guest appearance on The Tonight Show. Valerie Cherish's "comeback" appears to be official... could she really be "it" again?
#3 - Valerie Faces the Critics
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 21, 2014
"Seeing Red" premieres and Valerie deals with a barrage of reviews, but the harshest criticism comes not from the ladies on "The Talk" or the media but from her husband, Mark. Meanwhile, Valerie gets a surprise on a trip to Mickey's apartment.
#4 - Valerie Shines Under Stress
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 28, 2005
Jane pulls rank on Tom and Paulie G. to get Valerie more lines on "Room and Bored". A stalker threat forces extra security on the set, exposing Valerie's old back problems as she's prepping for a big pratfall scene.
#5 - Valerie Is Brought to Her Knees
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 23, 2014
The first day on set for "Seeing Red," Valerie meets her A-list movie star co-star -Seth Rogen (playing himself) - who will be portraying Mitch, the fictionalized Paulie G. Later, Valerie does her best to put on a brave face while filming a fantasy sequence in the show.
#6 - Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 24, 2005
Excited about a "Room and Bored" episode dedicated to her character, Valerie pulls some strings to get a "name" actor to play Aunt Sassy's romantic interest. A celebration at the Viper Room proves typically embarrassing for Valerie.
#7 - Valerie Tries to Get Yesterday Back
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 16, 2014
Preferring she use a professional crew for behind-the-scenes footage of "Seeing Red," HBO asks Valerie to bring back Jane, the producer who followed her on "Room and Bored." Meanwhile, Val's publicist, Billy, gets her an appointment with celebrity stylist Brad Goreski for the Golden Globes.
#8 - Valerie Is Taken Seriously
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 7, 2014
Valerie's set up for an exclusive interview by the network's publicity department. Later, Valerie visits Paulie G.'s old writing partner when she's concerned about her current boss.
#9 - Valerie Saves the Show
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 17, 2005
With the cast in a funk following "Room and Bored"'s lackluster premiere, Valerie tries to boost morale with a late-night cookie delivery that gives new meaning to her trademark line, "I don't want to see that!"
#10 - Valerie Cooks in the Desert
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 14, 2014
Valerie plans a special date for her and Mark, but a re-shoot threatens to change her plans. Paulie feels anxious over early reviews.
#11 - Valerie Makes a Pilot
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 9, 2014
While shooting footage for a self-produced reality TV pilot she hopes will get picked up by Bravo, Valerie Cherish learns that her nemesis, Paulie G., is creating a series for HBO about a sitcom writer and his relationship with a neurotic older actress - a redhead named Mallory Church. After dropping in on Andy Cohen's lunch, an incensed Valerie crashes the HBO offices to create a "table flipping scene" worthy of a Bravo show, as she tells them to cease and desist.
#12 - Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 7, 2005
At the insistence of the network, "Room and Bored" gets a makeover and two new cast members, spurring talk of a coup by the "original five". Meanwhile, Valerie spends some quality time with her stepdaughter, Franchesca, and her rotten little friends.
#13 - Valerie Stands Out On The Red Carpet
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 21, 2005
Valerie is pleased as spiked punch when "Room and Bored" gets nominated for a People's Choice Award. After a rigorous fast and a painstaking wardrobe selection, Valerie is ready to make a big impact on the red carpet... if only the paparazzi will oblige.
#14 - Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 31, 2005
Valerie and Mark head to the desert for a long weekend at a Palm Springs resort - with strings attached. While Mark draws the line with Jane's crew on the golf course, Valerie finds a new mentor in an old acquaintance.
#15 - Valerie Bonds With the Cast
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2005
After a table read for "the first official episode," Valerie invites her co-stars to a "bonding lunch," but Juna doesn't show up. The two make up later with a one-on-one lunch, where Valerie learns why Juna is such a paparazzi favorite.
#16 - Valerie Demands Dignity
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 10, 2005
Valerie worries that her comeback storyline isn't "enough," as the network tries to spice up her reality show by cross-breeding it with another one - and by pulling a highway prank that nearly sabotages Valerie's lunch with a TV Guide editor.
#17 - Valerie Saves the Show
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 30, 2014
Valerie makes an impulsive decision when she learns that some of her "Seeing Red" scenes may be cut. Later, she brushes up on her improv skills at The Groundlings Theatre.
#18 - Valerie Stands Up for Aunt Sassy
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 26, 2005
Concerned that Paulie G. has written an unflattering line that will turn audiences against her character, Valerie enlists a new writer, Gigi, to help pitch a less offensive one. Meanwhile, Valerie rethinks her impulsive decision to adopt a puppy.
#19 - Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 14, 2005
With Juna getting all the hype and magazine covers, Valerie enlists a new publicist, Billy Stanton, to land her a cover. Billy scores her a shoot for Be Yoga, forcing Valerie to remodel her fitness room and take a yoga crash course.
#20 - The Comeback
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 5, 2005
Valerie wants a role in a new sitcom pilot called "Room and Bored", about four hip singles living in a condo, but can only get it if she allows cameras to follow her for a reality show. She lands the part but soon discovers that it's not the one she was expecting.
#21 - Valerie Triumphs at the Upfronts
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2005
The cast of "Room and Bored" is flown to New York City to introduce the media to Aunt Sassy and her attractive young charges. The ever bubbly Valerie gets a reality check on just how far her star has fallen.