Web Therapy is an original web series from Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky, Lexus’ LStudio, and Intelligent Life Productions. Its fourth online season debuted in November, and features Kudrow’s overcompensating, insecure, and not-so-friendly Fiona Wallace conduct short-form therapy sessions by way of video chat with an array of celebrities making in-character and kinda-in-character cameos. Conan O’Brien, for instance, appears as an exaggerated and angry version of himself while Rosie O’Donnell plays an editor at a literary agency in charge of making Wallace’s new memoir awesome.
O’Brien and O’Donnell are currently making their cameos in Web Therapy‘s online iteration, but will also be making them on a premium cable television channel in the near future. Showtime today announced it’s picked up a second season of Web Therapy.
Showtime debuted a 10-episode half-hour version of the program back in July. Considering the powers that be at the network are on board for a season two, it presumably performed well with viewers. The television version of Web Therapy is based on the internet version, but with new original footage shot just for the small screen. Kudrow had this to say about the good news:
“We are thrilled that Showtime will air more of the half-hour format of Web Therapy, we really love this version of the show…Of course, we are over the moon that Meryl Streep will be in this coming season. She was effortlessly hilarious, and it’s a great story. We have Lily Tomlin back who always fantastically funny. Conan O’Brien is beyond, fantastic, he’s a perfect improviser. We’re honestly giddy over the people we have for this season.”
No word yet on when to expect Web Therapy’s sophomore season to air on Showtime. Stay tuned.