December 23rd, 2010
03:00 PM ET
We wouldn’t call it a comeback, except it kind of is: After reviving the "Pee-wee Herman Show" for Broadway production, Paul Reubens is getting the character back on HBO.
The cable network is planning to film Reubens' Broadway show for a special that will air sometime in 2011, according to the New York Times.
Back in 1981, HBO aired a special of the “Pee-wee Herman Show,” which starred Reubens and his comedic cohort performing at The Roxy in Los Angeles. That show - airing prior to Reubens' other projects with the character, like "Pee-wee's Playhouse" - was the seed for what would become the Broadway show you can see today.
The “Pee-wee Herman Show” is on the Great White Way until January 2, and HBO said it would tape its special immediately following the production’s close.
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