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New show roundup: 'The Comeback' is coming back; Billy Eichner to star in Amy Poehler-produced show

Lisa Kudrow


Lisa Kudrow

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Friends finale this week (yes, you're that old), it seems appropriate to announce that one of its stars, Lisa Kudrow, is coming back to TV. Kudrow's HBO show The Comeback is making a, well, you know: It's returning for a new season this fall, HBO announced this week. Never heard of it? Don't worry, it aired for just one season way back in 2005. The Emmy-nominated comedy, created by Kudrow and Sex and the City producer Michael Patrick King, starred the former Friend as washed-up sitcom actor Valerie Cherish. Meanwhile, Kudrow's Showtime show Web Therapy was renewed for a fourth season in January, so you'll soon be able to get your Phoebe fix on both pay cable channels!

Speaking of comedies we can't wait to see: Billy on the Street mastermind Billy Eichner is set to star in a USA comedy pilot produced by Amy Poehler. In Difficult People, Eichner will star alongside his writer pal Julie Klausner as "frustrated comedians and pop culture-loving best friends living in New York City who hate everyone -- except each other." We are so in. The two co-created the show together, and Klausner is writing it. As for Eichner, well, if you haven't seen one of Funny or Die's Billy on the Street segments, you haven't lived.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3:56pm]


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