Though HBO hasn’t made an official announcement yet, The Comeback will be returning for a third season. Deadline has an interview with co-creators Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow that shares the news.
Here’s an excerpt:
HBO has given the pair an order for a third season, but they’re in no rush to get it ready for next year’s schedules. It’ll happen, they say, as and when inspiration strikes.“It always seems to have its own timeframe,” laughs King. “Like Valerie, it seems to come back right when it’s now or never. We’re not even in charge of that.”
They’re aware that, for many, the show felt like it had reached a natural conclusion with the second season finale—when Valerie chooses her ailing hairstylist Mickey (Robert Michael Morris) over the Emmy ceremony, even as she’s the hotly tipped favorite to win. She gets what she wants, and she learns that her friends and family are even more important.
“But you can easily hear Valerie saying, ‘Gotta win another. Wasn’t on stage. Never had my moment,’” laughs King. “I was at a lunch once in the middle of the afternoon, in an empty restaurant at a table for four with an Oscar-winning actress. The waiter came over and said, ‘You can’t sit at a four-top if there’s only two of you.’ That was the rule, and it didn’t matter who she was.”
What do you think? Do you like The Comeback TV show? Will you be watching season three?