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Valerie Cherish lives! Here's a first glimpse at the comeback of 'The Comeback' -- VIDEO

Gird yourselves: The Comeback is really, truly coming back to HBO. And even though filming for the cult mockumentary’s revival just started, the show’s already tossing out plenty of tasty morsels to fans. Witness, for example, The Comeback’s very first tweet on its brand-new account:

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'The Comeback' reportedly returning to HBO: What should Valerie do next?

Fans, your cries of “I do want to see that!” been heard—The Comeback is (reportedly) getting its comeback!

E! reports that HBO has ordered a six-episode revival of The Comeback, the short-lived 2005 series starring Lisa Kudrow as a washed up sitcom star desperate for another shot at fame. Sex and the City and 2 Broke Girls guru Michael Patrick King, who co-created the show with Kudrow, will ostensibly return to oversee the limited run, which could potentially be picked up to a full series if the first six episodes perform well. (You may remember that back in February, EW chatted with King about the future of the series.)

HBO would not confirm news of the revival to EW — but according to E!, the plot would pick up almost a decade after the events of the first season, which involved faded actress Valerie Cherish (Kudrow) balancing an increasingly humiliating supporting sitcom role with a reality show chronicling her return to network television.

So here’s where you come in. What “fresh hell” would Valerie Cherish be up to in 2014? This fame-hungry star was always eager to cling to the spotlight, and there’s no lack of viable options for her to do so in 2014. Here are just some opportunities we’d like to see her attempt:

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Jennifer Aniston also wishes 'Friends' was still on ... so wait, why did it end again?!? -- VIDEO

When Matthew Perry guest-hosted Piers Morgan Tonight last month, he and guest Lisa Kudrow waxed nostalgic about Friends, the sitcom that made them TV megastars and went off the air in May 2004.

“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was,” Perry said at one point. “If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped, you know?”

Oh, we know! And, surprisingly, so does Jennifer Aniston — the most famous and consistently employed member of the Friends sextet. When asked by Access Hollywood about Perry and Kudrow’s second thoughts, Aniston said she, too, is sorry the sitcom came to an end.

“We’re all sorry,” she admitted on the We’re the Millers red carpet, while also acknowledging, “I think it ended at the right time, and it ended when people still wanted more.” But would she go back in a time machine? “I would too, probably.”

See the interview below:
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Lisa Kudrow: 50 things she taught us for her 50th birthday

It’s strange but true: Lisa Kudrow, forever immortalized as 20-something (and, later, 30-something) Phoebe Buffay on Friends, enters her sixth decade on Earth today.

And while it’d be easy to mark this golden jubilee by, say, somberly contemplating the ravages of time and our own mortality, we’d rather be a bit more celebratory.

So here’s to you, Lisa Kudrow — and, more specifically, everything we’ve learned from you and Phoebe over the years. (Michelle Weinberger and Valerie Cherish deserve some special recognition as well.) How have your lessons enriched our lives? Let us count the ways:

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Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow wish they were still making 'Friends'

Friends: they’re just like us!

Okay, so the unwashed masses usually don’t spend their Friday nights guest-hosting Piers Morgan Tonight. But they do spend their time wishing that modern history’s greatest sitcom — yeah, Seinfeld partisans, I said it — had never gone off the air.

Matthew Perry filled in for Morgan late last week, giving him a golden opportunity to reunite with guest and ex-costar Lisa Kudrow. Though Kudrow’s long since moved on to another series — Web Therapy, which began its third season on Showtime last week — the conversation naturally turned to their shared history, and, more specifically, their nostalgia for the Friends era.

“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was,” Perry said at one point. “If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped, you know?”

Evidently, Kudrow feels the same way. “Oh, I would keep going,” she said in response — adding, “There would have come a time anyway when someone would have said we’ve had enough, but why not have fun until they do?”

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Jane Lynch teams with Lisa Kudrow for 'Dropping the Soap' web series

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The team behind Lisa Kudrow’s Internet hit Web Therapy is at it again with a new web series set in the dying world of daytime soaps. Glee‘s Jane Lynch will star in the 10-episode comedy Dropping the Soap playing Olivia Vanderstein, the new Head of the Network, who’ll try anything to save the long-running soap opera Colliding Lives.

Lynch and Kudrow are exec producers, along with Kudrow’s Web Therapy co-creator Dan Bucatinsky, screenwriter Don Roos (Marley & Me) and Damon Bethel and Joseph Gomes of Digital Broadcasting Group (which recently produced the Webby Award-winning drama The Confession, starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt). Paul Witten costars as Julian Drake, the soap’s leading man of “questionable talent and moral compass.”

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