Former FRIENDS star Lisa Kudrow is disappointed after learning US cable network HBO has cancelled her comedy series THE COMEBACK.

After Friends ended last year (04), Kudrow signed a deal with HBO to write, executive produce and stars in the mockumentary comedy about former sitcom star VALERIE CHERISH, who is desperately trying to revive her career.

Although HBO ordered 13 episodes of The Comeback, the show only managed to gain 1.5 million viewers and received mix reviews.

A publicist for HBO confirms, "(Co-creator) MICHAEL PATRICK KING and Lisa Kudrow developed a uniquely original series. However, we looked at our schedule, and, given our future commitments, we felt we would not be able to give the show the support it needed."