Web Therapy is an American television comedy series based on the web series of the same name and starring Lisa Kudrow as Fiona Wallice, a therapist who has conceived of a new form of therapy, the titular "web therapy", in which she can dramatically shorten session time, thereby hoping to get results more quickly.
The series premiered in the USA on Showtime on 19 July, 2011.
Web Therapy premiered in South Africa on DStv's Vuzu channel on Monday 18 March 2013, at 01h00. New episodes broadcast in a double bill daily, seven days a week. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
In Web Therapy, Lisa Kudrow plays a self-professed psychotherapist who treats patients via webcam in hilarious sessions that are way too brief to ever make any material progress in her clients' lives.
And for the clients she has amassed a roster of comedic guest star talent that includes Jane Lynch, Rashida Jones and Courteney Cox, among others.
Kudrow channels "Dr. Fiona Wallice," a narcissistic, so-called therapist with no discernable training who aims to "heal" her patients online in weekly, three-minute sessions - a modality she believes more effective than the traditional 50-minute talk-a-thons heralded by other mental health professionals.
However, she spends more time feigning boredom, interrupting and giving meaningless personal data than hearing her patient's issues.
The actors, also including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael McDonald and veteran star Bob Balaban are given a script framework, but ad-lib their performances with riotous results.
Web Therapy is created by Kudrow, Don Roos & Dan Bucatinsky for Is or Isn't Entertainment. Bucatinsky, Kudrow, Diane Charles and Ron Qurashi serve as executive producers, with Roos also serving as director.
Series exclusive to Vuzu
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Premiere: 18 March 2013 | Finale: 22 March 2013 | Daily, 01h00
Season 2 (12 episodes)
Premiere: 23 March 2013 | Finale: 28 March 2013 | Daily, 01h00