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The blog is now launching its coverage of Showtime’s Web Therapy as it approaches it second season. Stay tuned for extensive, ongoing coverage of the show!
Indeed, Showtime has announced that Web Therapy has been renewed for a second season, according to a report from TV Guide.
The show was created by and stares actress Lisa Kudrow [ Friends Phobe Buffay] who plays the self-absorbed web therapist, Fiona Wallace.Wallace provides 3 minute counseling sessions through web conferences, which mainly center around her using the issues of her clients to achieve her own personal or professional goals. The idea of doing a three minute session is based on her past experiences as a conventional therapist , where she apparently learned very quickly that the bulk of the help was offered in three minutes and that the remainder of the typical 50 minute session was spent on unnecessary “self-indulgent” reflections, through recollections about dreams, memories and past experiences! This dark , improvised series provides a truly enjoyable perspective on a narcissistic character as she navigates the challenges of launching a new “ treatment modality’’ without actually being professionaly or emotionally suited to do so.
The second season is expected to debut on Showtime in late Spring 2012 and will consist of 10 half hour episodes, just as the inaugural season did.Web Therapy was first brought to life as a web series, where episodes ran from 4-11 minutes.While the web-series continues in its fourth season this year, its earlier episodes were expanded into 30 minute episodes which were suitable for television, when the show was picked up by the network.
The second season includes guest stars such as Meryl Streep, Rosie O’Donnell, Conan O’Brien, Molly Shannon, Minnie Driver and Blair. Actress, Lilly Tomlin is set to make reappearances as Fiona’s blunt and unaccepting mother, Putsy Hodge while Victor Garber will return as Fiona’s allegedly unfaithful husband, Kip Wallace.
What are your thoughts on the show being renewed? Have you seen the webepisodes of Web Therapy and how do they compare to the Television series?Sound off in the comments section, below!