Steve Carell and Billy Crystal to guest on 'Web Therapy' -- EXCLUSIVE
Believe the Skype: Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy will return to Showtime for a third season on July 22 at 11 p.m. In the 10 new episodes of the improvised comedy — which stars the former Friends actress as a self-consumed therapist who counsels patients via very brief video chats — Kudrow’s Fiona Wallice deals with the aftermath of husband Kip (Victor Garber) running off with his male campaign manager (Michael McDonald), and is investigated for campaign finance misconduct. Meanwhile, Fiona’s mother, Putsy (Lily Tomlin), steals her assistant, Jerome (Dan Bucatinsky), and launches a rival business called Net Therapy, and Fiona’s manuscript is being transformed into a Broadway musical without her input.
Season 3 also contains a healthy dose of famous guest stars. EW has learned that Steve Carell plays a romantic interest for Fiona who turns out be a quasi-religious cult leader, Billy Crystal pops up as the publicist of the book that she co-wrote with her mother, Chelsea Handler appears as Fiona’s ex-husband who, yes, is now a woman after gender reassignment therapy, Megan Mullally is the composer/lyricist of the planned Broadway musical, Sara Gilbert swings by as a distraught marketing specialist, and Project Runway judge/fashion editor Nina Garcia plays herself giving Fiona a makeover. As for previously announced guests, Meg Ryan assumes the role of a hoarder who has an unhealthy obsession with Kip, Jesse Tyler Ferguson pops up as a paranoid lottery winner, and Matt LeBlanc plays an online gambling addict. (LeBlanc is the third Friends cast member to guest on Web Therapy; Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer made appearances in seasons 1 and 2, respectively.)
In addition to Garber, Tomlin, McDonald and Bucantinsky, Alan Cumming, Jennifer Elise Cox, Julie Claire, and Tim Bagley will reprise their roles this season.