Lisa Kudrow’s Streamy-nominated web series Web Therapy is coming back for a second season today on LStudio.com. Kudrow returns as online therapist Fiona Wallice known for her curt, questionably-legal three-minute patient sessions via iChat.
A second season, even for a web series, means plenty of notable guest stars, including Kudrow’s former Friends co-star Courteney Cox, who joins the cast for a few “sessions.” Her three-episode run will debut on July 6th. Also on the chat-couch this time are Alan Cumming, Steven Weber, Julie Claire, Dan Bucatinsky, and Victor Garber.
Kudrow has apparently been loving the chance to call her own shots with the project, as she once again works with producing partners Dan Bucatinsky and Don Roos (who also directs the series) at Is it or Isn’t It Entertainment.
“Web Therapy allowed me to work with some incredibly talented people on a project that provided rare creative freedom,” said Kudrow. “The ability to write, produce and act in a web series with such high production value is incredibly rewarding.”
The series has been the flagship of Lexus’ L Studio content portal since its launch last September, which was recently redesigned with a cleaner interface and better social media integration. The series is being distributed through YouTube, Hulu and iTunes as well, which is a probably a good thing seeing that traffic to the branded site has been minimal for the past few months.
At this point there’s no official word whether a second season of Amy B. Harris’ urban dog lovers comedy Puppy Love is in the works, despite rumors that it is.
UPDATE: Lisa Kudrow made a guest post on Hulu’s blog today, musing more about her creative freedoms working on the series:
All right, so I now I did have an idea. Dan thought it was funny and was being pursued by Lexus to discuss ideas. They offered to underwrite the production and we didn’t have to strategically place a Lexus SUV Hybrid somewhere inside the therapist’s office. That was good. Their content producers, Intelligent Life Productions, said we had complete creative freedom. Huh. You don’t get that … ever.