And Lindsay Lohan wants to help!

By Christian Holub
January 05, 2018 at 03:35 PM EST
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When The Comeback first arrived on HBO in 2005, it was a pitch-perfect send-up of reality TV even before reality TV took over culture. It featured protagonist Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) trying to recapture her former stardom (echoes of Kudrow and the Friends cast’s real-life struggles) with a reality-TV documentary. When the show returned for another season in 2014, it added critiques of dark prestige TV dramedies. Is yet another comeback still possible for The Comeback? Billy Eichner certainly hopes so.

“Who can I pay to make another season of The Comeback where Valerie Cherish gets ‘political’ and ‘woke?'” Eichner tweeted on late Thursday night. “Please. I’m begging you. I need it.”

He got a reply from a very unexpected corner. Actress Lindsay Lohan commented, “I’ll do it.” As a star in the mid-2000s, Lohan certainly experienced the whirlwind of multi-platform, reality-bending stardom that The Comeback has always savaged so sharply. It was enough to make Valerie Cherish herself, Lisa Kudrow, reply to both of them saying, “that’s interesting…”

Former Scandal star Dan Bucatinsky, who plays Valerie’s publicist Billy Stanton on The Comeback, also weighed in:

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The Comeback

The HBO series that never really went away—finally returns.
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