Web Therapy

Web Therapy

  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.6  (4,434)

The television series Web Therapy features Lisa Kudrow as Web Therapist Fiona Wallice, who has decided that the traditional hour-long therapy sessions are too long and give patients too much time to talk about irrelevant topics. By dramatically shortening the therapy session to three minutes, she believes that patients will achieve results more quickly. She uses Skype to host therapy sessions, while also recording them in hopes that investors will find the concept appealing and invest in it as a franchise. Web Therapy is only scripted as on outline, with Ms. Kudrow and guest stars improvising their lines. Clients do not appear onscreen at the same time as Ms. Kudrow, but instead are displayed through the Skype video chat service on a computer screen. Notable guest stars have included Friends co-stars Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc, but also include Alan Cumming, Minnie Driver and Conan O'Brien. Guest stars sometime appear as themselves requiring therapy sessions, and to more comic effect, often appear as alternate characters that are parodies of themselves, past roles they have played, or of actors in their genre. A typical episode features a famous celebrity as a client contacting Fiona Wallace for a therapy session. Clients are often belligerent, aloof or uncooperative with Fiona, making the three-minute therapy session more difficult and less productive, counter to the concept of Web Therapy. Fiona also must deal with the political ambitions and unconventional sexual life of her husband Kip Wallace (played by Victor Garber) and with Kip's controlling and too-personal campaign manager, Ben Tomlund (played by Michael McDonald). Later seasons escalate the comedy and off-computer drama for Fiona with appearances by Lily Tomlin as Fiona's unpredictable mother and Meryl Streep as Kip's political handler, who has an extremely hands-on approach. Web Therapy originally began its life as webisodes in 2008, later being rebroadcast on the Showtime cable channel, with newer episodes premiering on Showtime. Emmy Award-winner Lisa Kudrow serves as co-creator and producer of the show in addition to the starring role.

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Seasons
You've Come a Long Way Baby
35. You've Come a Long Way Baby
May 27, 2013
Fiona is surprised to learn her advice secured Sylvie a lucrative new job.
Integrate Now
34. Integrate Now
May 27, 2013
New client, Sylvie Frank, seeks Fiona's advice concerning her office romance that has gone sour.
Spritzer Surprise
33. Spritzer Surprise
May 27, 2013
Fiona is upset that Chris suckered her into being taped by reality tv cameras at their dinner.
Hatching a Plan
32. Hatching a Plan
May 27, 2013
Chris is desperate: does Fiona want to save a friend's marriage?
Penetratress
31. Penetratress
May 27, 2013
Fiona becomes reacquainted with her former flame Chris Endicott, who has changed a lot since college...
Closer When Were Apart
30. Closer When Were Apart
May 27, 2013
Fiona is stunned to discover that Blair and Augie think they can solve their problems without her.
Closer When We're Apart
30. Closer When We're Apart
May 27, 2013
Fiona is stunned to discover that Blair and Augie think they can solve their problems without her...
Losing Followers
29. Losing Followers
May 27, 2013
During a session with Blair and Augie, Fiona discovers that the couple is having relationship problems.
Long-Distance Lovers
28. Long-Distance Lovers
May 27, 2013
Young couple Blair and Augie reach out for advice from Fiona concerning their long-distance cyber relationship.
Swindle and the City
27. Swindle and the City
May 27, 2013
Fiona is shocked to learn that Steve's isn't who he claimed to be.
Divestment Opportunities
26. Divestment Opportunities
May 27, 2013
Steve questions Fiona's motives after receiving a proposal to invest in Web Therapy.
Power Balls
25. Power Balls
May 27, 2013
New client Steve Olson reaches out to Fiona for help with his anxiety after winning the NY lottery jackpot.
Deuces Ex Machina
24. Deuces Ex Machina
May 27, 2013
Nick discovers that Fiona is the secret card shark who has been beating him online.
Used Cards
23. Used Cards
May 27, 2013
Nick calls Fiona extremely frustrated that he has lost a lot of money to a crafty new online gambler.
Lucky Charm
22. Lucky Charm
May 27, 2013
Fiona gets a call from a new patient Nick Jericho, whose wife says he has a gambling problem.
Extreme Makeover: Hoarder Edition
21. Extreme Makeover: Hoarder Edition
May 27, 2013
Karen calls Fiona very upset, having woken up to find herself and her home newly made-over.
You Know How I Love Puzzles
20. You Know How I Love Puzzles
May 27, 2013
Fiona makes her way into Karen's house to try and get her hands on Kip's briefcase, which has the evidence she needs to clear herself.
The Archivist
19. The Archivist
May 27, 2013
Fiona introduces herself to Karen Sharpe, the hoarder who is obsessed with Kip, in order to strike a deal for his briefcase.
Paternity Rites
18. Paternity Rites
May 27, 2013
Jerome contacts Gina with an unusual request having to do with her baby.
Get It Outta Me
17. Get It Outta Me
May 27, 2013
A very pregnant Gina calls Fiona from Austen's Jet to discuss wedding plans.
Get It Outta Me!
17. Get It Outta Me!
May 27, 2013
A very pregnant Gina calls Fiona from Austen's Jet to discuss wedding plans.
Rejuvenation
16. Rejuvenation
May 27, 2013
Fiona is shocked to find out that Austen plans to marry his baby mama Gina, to secure a legitimate heir.
Game Set up Match
15. Game Set up Match
May 27, 2013
A smug Fiona gets some satisfaction from Ben's current predicament with the law.
Game, Set up, Match
15. Game, Set up, Match
May 27, 2013
A smug Fiona gets some satisfaction from Ben's current predicament with the law.
You Picked a Winner
14. You Picked a Winner
May 27, 2013
Fiona, concerned about how heated the investigation has become, calls Kip desperate for help with accessing his accounts.
You Picked a Winner.
14. You Picked a Winner.
May 27, 2013
Fiona, concerned about how heated the investigation has become, calls Kip desperate for help with accessing his accounts.
We're in Good With the NRA
13. We're in Good With the NRA
May 27, 2013
Kip's call with Fiona is interrupted by Ben, who has some unsettling campaign news.
Witless Protection
12. Witless Protection
May 27, 2013
Richard tries to secretly contact Fiona to let her know that he and Robin will be going into Witness Protection.
Just Say This Word
11. Just Say This Word
May 27, 2013
Fiona contacts Richard to give him a heads up that the FBI has been tipped off to his mob employers.
One Big Russian Family
10. One Big Russian Family
May 27, 2013
On this episode Fiona asks Richard to help her destroy Robin's damaging tapes.
Once a Blackmailer...
9. Once a Blackmailer...
May 27, 2013
Fiona is sickened to learn that Robin once again has the upper hand. Robin has incriminating footage of Austen Clarke and more.
It Might Have Been Ben Tomlund
8. It Might Have Been Ben Tomlund
May 27, 2013
Desperate for evidence that she has been framed, Fiona pretends to be interested in Robin's "documentary".
Dixie. Pixie. Smiley Face.
7. Dixie. Pixie. Smiley Face.
May 27, 2013
Fiona calls Richard to see if he remembers the pass codes to access to the campaign documents.
Rubber Sheets
6. Rubber Sheets
May 27, 2013
Fiona is infuriated when she discovers that Hayley has been using her NY Penthouse to entertain
Now You're Talking About My Mother
5. Now You're Talking About My Mother
May 27, 2013
It looks like Jerome is no longer in Putsy's good graces, so he calls Fiona to ask for his job back.
Inspired by / Stolen from
4. Inspired by / Stolen from
May 27, 2013
Jerome shares the news with Fiona that Google wants to buy her mother's copycat therapy business!
Eff Broadway
3. Eff Broadway
May 27, 2013
On this episode Franny's shares news about her new songs that get her major attention and propel her into the Pop world.
Encore, Encore!
2. Encore, Encore!
May 27, 2013
Fiona shares the good news that during a drunken night out on the town, she broke through her writer's block.
Broadway Babies
1. Broadway Babies
May 27, 2013
On this episode Franny Marshall, who is writing the songs for Whistlin', calls Fiona to chat about her writer's block.
Description

The television series Web Therapy features Lisa Kudrow as Web Therapist Fiona Wallice, who has decided that the traditional hour-long therapy sessions are too long and give patients too much time to talk about irrelevant topics. By dramatically shortening the therapy session to three minutes, she believes that patients will achieve results more quickly. She uses Skype to host therapy sessions, while also recording them in hopes that investors will find the concept appealing and invest in it as a franchise.

Web Therapy is only scripted as on outline, with Ms. Kudrow and guest stars improvising their lines. Clients do not appear onscreen at the same time as Ms. Kudrow, but instead are displayed through the Skype video chat service on a computer screen. Notable guest stars have included Friends co-stars Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc, but also include Alan Cumming, Minnie Driver and Conan O'Brien. Guest stars sometime appear as themselves requiring therapy sessions, and to more comic effect, often appear as alternate characters that are parodies of themselves, past roles they have played, or of actors in their genre.

A typical episode features a famous celebrity as a client contacting Fiona Wallace for a therapy session. Clients are often belligerent, aloof or uncooperative with Fiona, making the three-minute therapy session more difficult and less productive, counter to the concept of Web Therapy. Fiona also must deal with the political ambitions and unconventional sexual life of her husband Kip Wallace (played by Victor Garber) and with Kip's controlling and too-personal campaign manager, Ben Tomlund (played by Michael McDonald). Later seasons escalate the comedy and off-computer drama for Fiona with appearances by Lily Tomlin as Fiona's unpredictable mother and Meryl Streep as Kip's political handler, who has an extremely hands-on approach.

Web Therapy originally began its life as webisodes in 2008, later being rebroadcast on the Showtime cable channel, with newer episodes premiering on Showtime. Emmy Award-winner Lisa Kudrow serves as co-creator and producer of the show in addition to the starring role.Web Therapy is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (111 episodes). The series first aired on September 2, 2008.

Web Therapy is available for streaming on the L Studio website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Web Therapy on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 2, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (4,434)