Kudrow plays washed-up '90s TV actress Valerie Cherish, the star of a reality show that chronicles her return to the limelight. In the first season, Cherish is cast in a new sitcom as the nagging Aunt Sassy, who uncomfortably hovers over a group of oversexed teens played by Malin Akerman and a pre-Twilight Kellan Lutz. Cherish is by turns tragically un-self-aware and wholly sympathetic as she struggles to regain her relevance in youth- and image-obsessed Hollywood.
One of the hallmarks of the show is its unscripted feel, mostly thanks to Kudrow's impressive improv skills and her ability to play someone who quietly grows more and more unhinged. Case in point:
Get excited. (USA Today)