HBO Reveals December Episode Descriptions for THE COMEBACK

HBO has shared episode descriptions for December for their hit comedy series THE COMEBACK. The limited comedy series stars Lisa Kudrow as the embattled Valerie Cherish, a fading TV "It Girl" who was once so desperate to stay in the spotlight that she allowed cameras to follow her every move as she appeared on a new sitcom - with disastrous results. Now, it's ten years later, and Valerie thinks she has it all figured out this time. She doesn't.

Created by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow, who serve as executive producers along with Dan Bucatinsky. This season will be written by Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, Amy B. Harris and John Riggi. In addition to Lisa Kudrow, the confirmed cast includes Lance Barber, Dan Bucatinsky, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman and Damian Young.

Episode #18: "Valerie Is Taken Seriously"

Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 7 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 7 (12:05 a.m., 2:10 a.m.), 8 (12:15 a.m.), 9 (midnight), 10 (9:25 p.m.) and 12 (8:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 8 (6:30 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (3:00 p.m.) and 28 (8:15 p.m.)

On the set of "Seeing Red," a new director's decision to use a green screen takes Valerie (Lisa Kudrow) out of her comfort zone. Billy flips out when HBO publicity sets up an exclusive interview for Valerie. Later, worried about an increasingly agitated Paulie G. (Lance Barber), Valerie pays a visit to his old writing partner.

Also featured in this episode are Dan Bucatinsky as Billy, Mark L. Young as Tyler, Meryl Hathaway as Andie, Robert Bagnell as Tom Peterman, Brian Delate as Ron Wesson, Vanya Asher as Connor and Kate Comer as Rada.

Written by John Riggi; directed by John Riggi.

Episode #19: "Valerie Cooks in the Desert"

Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 14 (10:05-10:40 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 14 (12:15 a.m., 2:25 a.m.), 15 (11:30 p.m.), 16 (midnight), 17 (9:30 p.m.) and 19 (8:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 15 (6:20 p.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (3:30 p.m.) and 28 (8:50 p.m.)
Valerie tries to plan a special date night for her and Mark (Damian Young), but a grueling day-long reshoot in the desert thwarts her plans. Meanwhile, Valerie sets off Paulie's anxiety by talking about early reviews of "Seeing Red."

Also featured in this episode are Dan Bucatinsky as Billy, Mark L. Young as Tyler, Lillian Hurst as Esperanza, Meryl Hathaway as Andie, Bayne Gibby as Gigi, Brian Delate as Ron Wesson, Kate Comer as Rada and Rose Abdoo as Marianina.

Written by Michael Patrick King & Lisa Kudrow; directed by Clark Mathis.

Episode #20: "Valerie Faces the Critics"

Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 21 (10:35 p.m., 1:10 a.m.), 22 (11:20 p.m.), 23 (12:30 a.m.) and 26 (9:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 22 (6:00 p.m.), 24 (9:45 p.m.), 25 (10:30 p.m.), 27 (2:55 p.m.) and 28 (9:25 p.m.)

"Seeing Red" is finally on the air and Valerie is exposed to a variety of critical thoughts about her career. And surprisingly - far more critical than the ladies of "The Talk" or a press room of media bloggers - is her husband Mark. And on a surprise trip to Mickey's (Robert Michael Morris) apartment - Val gets a surprise herself.

Also featured in this episode are Dan Bucatinsky as Billy, Mark L. Young as Tyler, Lillian Hurst as Esperanza, Julie Chen as herself, Sara Gilbert as herself, Sharon Osbourne as herself, Aisha Tyler as herself, Sheryl Underwood as herself, Jorge B. Luis as Juan, Tom Fonss as Tim, Justin Sayre as Q, Minnie Schedeen as Minnie, Nancy Shayne as Daphne, Lena Waithe as Summer and Eric Zuckerman as Bob.

Written by Michael Patrick King & Lisa Kudrow; directed by Michael Patrick King.

Lisa Kudrow returns in HBO's THE COMBACK for an eight-episode season which premiered on Sunday, November 9th.

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