In an attempt to land a role in a new sitcom called 'Room and Bored,' Hollywood actress Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) agrees to allow reality cameras to follow her comings and goings at home and on the set. Although she wins the part (competing against the likes of Marilu Henner and Kim Fields), Valerie must swallow her pride when the producers recast her as 'Aunt Sassy,' frumpy owner of the apartment shared by the four young leads.
Valerie, Mickey and the cast of 'Room and Bored' are flown to NYC to be introduced to the media. In the Big Apple, Valerie gets stiffed on a perk, misses out on a meal, and fears the worst as the president of the network intros the cast.
After a table read for 'the first official episode,' Valerie invites her co-stars to a 'bonding lunch,' but Juna doesn't show up. The two make up later with a one- on-one lunch, where Valerie learns why Juna is such a paparazzi favorite.
Concerned that Paulie G. has written an unflattering line that will turn audiences against her character, Valerie enlists a new writer, Gigi, to help pitch a less- offensive one. Meanwhile, Valerie rethinks her impulsive decision to adopt a puppy.
Valerie worries that her comeback storyline isn't 'enough' when the network tries to spice up her show by bringing in the star of another reality show--and by pulling a prank that nearly sabotages Valerie's lunch with a 'TV Guide' editor.
With the cast in a funk following a lackluster premiere, Valerie tries to boost morale with a late-night cookie delivery that gives new meaning to her trademark line, 'I don't want to see that!'
Excited about an episode dedicated to her character, Valerie pulls some strings to get a 'name' actor to play Aunt Sassy's romantic interest. Mark's behavior at the Viper Room brings to light some 'intimacy' issues that prove too hot for the camera.
Valerie and Mark head to the desert for a long weekend at a Palm Springs resort-- with strings attached. While Mark draws the line with Jane's crew on the golf course, Valerie finds a new mentor in an old acquaintance.
At the insistence of the network, 'Room and Bored' gets a makeover and two new cast members, Greg and Kaveen, spurring talk of a coup by the 'original five.' Meanwhile, Franchesca's new friend Kalla shakes up the status quo at home.
With Juna getting all the hype and most of the magazine covers, Valerie enlists a new publicist, Billy Stanton, to land her a cover. Billy obliges by scoring a shoot for 'Be Yoga,' forcing Valerie to remodel her fitness room and take a yoga crash course.
Valerie gets a new dress and a new look after 'Room and Bored'--and Juna--earn nominations for a familiar TV-awards show.
Jane pulls rank on Tom and Paulie G to get Valerie more lines on 'Room and Bored.' A stalker threat forces extra security on the set, exposing Valerie's old back problems as she's prepping for a big pratfall scene.
(Season One finale) After hosting a memorable coming-out party for the premiere of 'The Comeback,' Valerie makes an even more memorable guest appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'