Although Lisa Kudrow's first comeback at HBO lasted only a year, the actress and writer has found a home at Showtime.
Earlier today, Showtime officially renewed Kudrow's "Web Therapy" for a second season of at least ten half hour episodes to air in 2012. "Web Therapy" was originally created as a web series by Kudrow, who stars as Fiona Wallace; a psychotherapist who treats her patients in three minute sessions conducted via webcam.
For the extended version of the series created for Showtime, Victor Garber played Fiona's husband, Kip Wallice, with Dan Bucatinsky as Fiona's assistant/ghost writer, Jerome Sokoloff and Lily Tomlin as Fiona's mother Putsy Hodge.
Jane Lynch, Meryl Streep.and Courteney Cox were among the guest stars in the first season, with Selma Blair, Molly Shannon, Rosie O’Donnell, Minnie Driver and Conan O'Brien lined up to appear in the upcoming second season.
“We are thrilled that Showtime will air more of the half-hour format of 'Web Therapy,' we really love this version of the show,” said Kudrow in a statement released by Showtime. “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 is 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.”
Prior to "Web Therapy," Kudrow was best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay on ten seasons of "Friends," as well as her recurring role as Phoebe's sister, Ursula on "Mad About You." In 2005, Kudrow co-created and starred in "The Comeback" on HBO; which ran for a single season.
Kudrow's "Friends" costar, Matt LeBlanc has also found success at Showtime with his comedy series, "Episodes;" which was renewed for a second season earlier this year.