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Web Therapy: Series One

Web Therapy: Series One

Fiona Wallice is a therapist with little patience for her patients. Tired of hearing about people’s problems for fifty long minutes, she devises a new treatment, the three-minute video chat. And still, the sessions end up being largely about her. If she’s your therapist, you’ve got problems. Emmy Award® winner Lisa Kudrow co-created, produces and stars in this outrageous therapeutic send-up. Originally produced as webisodes, Web Therapy features an A-list guest cast who, along with Kudrow, improvise their performances with hilarious results.

Starring: Lisa Kudrow (Friends,The Comeback) as Dr Fiona Wallice, Victor Garber (Alias, Argo) as Kip Wallice, and an hilarious cast of stars including, Lily Tomlin (The West Wing, Nine to Five) Jane Lynch (Glee), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Weeds), Jennifer Elise Cox (10 Items or Less), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Rashida Jones (Parks & Recreation), and featuring Web Therapy’s executive producer Dan Bucatinsky as Jerome Sokoloff.

Lisa Kudrow on Web Therapy:

What inspired you to create Dr. Fiona Wallice?

Lisa: Once we had the idea for Web Therapy, we, Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky and I started exploring what kind of woman would be offering this “service” on the web. It’s such a bad idea, we reasoned she had to be ignorant to what honestly useful therapy is and then knew she had to have another reason for starting this venture. That’s how we decided that she must be completely self serving. That was our start with creating “Dr” Fiona Wallice.

Were the guest stars responsible for creating their own characters or was it already outlined for them?

Lisa: The actors are given outlines that describe the characters, but not in too much detail. Our guests flesh out their characters themselves, which obviously informs the dialogue they’re improvising and takes our stories and back stories into really interesting directions.

Web Therapy: Series One is available now on DVD.

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