Lisa Kudrow might need some real therapy after this news: her comedy “Web Therapy” has been canceled. Showtime decided to axe the half-hour show after four seasons.
Showtime President David Nevins was asked about a Season 5 renewal at the Television Critics Association press tour, and he revealed the bad news: “No, that’s done,” he said, according to TV Line. It isn’t terribly surprising considering that Season 4 averaged less than 100,000 viewers, according to TV Series Finale.
The comedy followed Kudrow as Fiona Wallace, a terrible therapist who has short sessions via webcam with her clients. The show was a web series before Showtime started airing it. Though the show never picked up a large following, it booked many famous guest stars. Meryl Streep, Conan O’Brien, Rosie O’Donnell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Darren Criss, Rashida Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lily Tomlin made appearances on the show, as well as most of Kudrow’s “Friends” cast mates: Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry.
For Kudrow, “Web Therapy” getting canceled doesn’t put her out of work. She stars in HBO’s “The Comeback” and voices a character in Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman.” She has also stepped behind the camera to executive produce TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “It Got Better” documentaries for the It Gets Better Project. It seems the actress likes to keep busy.
“We needed to shoot ‘Web Therapy’ if everyone was going to be available to do it, and also we were in the middle of some intensive work for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and the opportunity for ‘The Comeback’ happened right in the middle of that,” Kudrow told Biography in October 2014. “When that many good things are happening in your life, you kind of have to say yes.”
While the end of “Web Therapy” takes one project off her plate, cancellation doesn’t always mean the end for Kudrow. Her show “The Comeback” was revived by HBO nine years after the network decided to cancel it. Could the “Web Therapy” have the same fate? Fans will have to wait and find out.