S1 Ep 1: Pilot

Written by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow
Directed by Michael Patrick King

Valerie Cherish stars a new chapter in her TV career as she agrees to allow cameras to trail her around the clock for a reality show called ‘The Comeback,’ a prerequisite for being cast in the pilot of the new series ‘Room and Bored.’ She wins the part but soon learns her co-stars are much younger and her role is much smaller than anticipated. Now she is forced to play the part of the matronly Aunt Sassy. Clinging to the remnants of her dignity, Valerie also endures crises closer to home as she and her husband Mark adjust to her new work schedule and a pesky water leak. But Valerie is a survivor, and victory arrives as ‘Room and Bored’ is picked up for the fall season.