Lisa Kudrow on Web Therapy, The Comeback and Dr. Laura


Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy, premiering on Showtime tonight after starting online, marks the former Friends’s star first stab at her own show since the cancellation of The Comeback in 2005. “Yeah, that was certainly a brick wall,” Kudrow tells Vulture about HBO’s decision to drop the axe after one season. “That was really a disappointment, and I think also just bad luck, in a way, as it was just starting to catch on. It was funny. It was like being [on an] HBO that stopped being HBO for a moment; that was the moment we were there.”

Now that Web Therapy is to TV, it’s time for the rest of America to meet her patently awful therapist character Fiona Wallace. Not that we don’t sort of know her already. Explains Kudrow, “I happened to tune in to Dr. Laura [Schlessinger ] one day. I had never listened to her before, I’d never heard her, and after we started doing Web Therapy, it was on, and I was like, “Uh-oh. Well, that sounds a lot like Fiona” [laughs]. It’s really shocking.”