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KUDROW SIGNS ON FOR SITCOM

Lisa Kudrow isn't waiting for "Friends" to become a distant memory -- she's already signed on for a new sitcom that sounds tailor made for her.

Kudrow will star in and executive produce "The Comeback," which has received a 14-episode order from HBO, the premium cable channel said this week.

She plays a former sitcom star trying to revive her career. Kudrow co-wrote the pilot episode with Michael Patrick King, who also is serving as an executive producer. An air date was not announced.

King was executive producer for HBO's "Sex and the City." "The Comeback" is the first sitcom picked up by HBO since "Sex and the City" ended its six-year run last spring, leaving a void at the channel.

Kudrow played Phoebe Buffay in NBC's hit sitcom "Friends.

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