On Sunday, “The Comeback” (10 p.m.) gets its long-awaited second season on HBO (Season 1 aired in 2005). The comedy stars Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a washed-up actress trying to make a comeback while a documentary film crew captures all aspects of her life. It wasn’t always pretty. Actually, it was hardly ever pretty. The “show-within-a-show” second season has Valerie pitching a reality show to HBO, but learning that her nemesis, Paulie G. (Lance Barber), is pitching a similar show (note: Seth Rogan will play the Paulie G. character in that show). “The Comeback” is so painfully real that it’s often hard to watch – but it’s undeniably funny.
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