"The Comeback", an HBO sitcom that was cancelled after just one season almost a decade ago after critics said that "it was ahead of its time", is set for a return.
"Friends" star Lisa Kudrow plays the role of Valerie Cherish in the series. The character is that of a wasted B-list actress who is desperate for fame and is shooting a reality TV show, Detroit Free Press reports.
Kudrow said that "The Comeback" had aired for just one season in 2005 before its co-creator Michael Patrick King revealed that he too thought the series was "ahead of its time".
"We were working on it and (King) went, 'What if we're too far ahead? That's not good.' I said, 'What are we gonna do about it now? There will be other seasons and then they'll catch up,'" Kudrow said.
King is the creator of "Sex and the City" and "2 Broke Girls". "We had a really nice time on the first 'Comeback'. Everybody felt it was special. So when you're offered a chance to do it again everybody is really happy and we had more stories to tell," King told ET at the show's Hollywood premiere.
And apparently, the dark comedy focusing on the down side of celebrity stardom is now ripe for beaming.
He will reunite with the original team of the series that had just 13 episodes in its first season. The next season will also have some high-profile cameos by Seth Rogen, Malin Ackerman and Kellan Lutz. Ackerman and Lutz had also appeared in the first season.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Kudrow can rule in this role. She earlier appeared in films like "Neighbors" and also had a recurring role in "Scandal".