Executives at America's HBO network are reportedly in talks with Lisa Kudrow to resurrect her short-lived sitcom The Comeback.

The former Friends actress starred in the mockumentary-style comedy in 2005, but the series was cancelled after just one season.

The show earned three Emmy nominations and went on to become a cult favourite, and now network executives are setting their sights on its return.

According to Deadline.com, Hbo heads are in discussions with Kudrow and co-creator/executive producer Michael Patrick King to bring the show back for a limited run.

The Comeback centres on washed-up sitcom actress Valerie Cherish, played by Kudrow, who stars in her own reality show in an attempt to re-ignite her career.