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Scandal's Dan Bucatinsky Dishes on Sh***y Boyfriends, Reminisces About Grey's, Party of Five, Friends and More

18 November 2015 3:36 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When are relationships worth the work, and when are guys simply Sh***y Boyfriends?

That’s the quandary posed by Refinery29’s new web series written by Jessica Cabot and produced by Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow’s Is or Isn’t Entertainment (Web Therapy, The Comeback).

The episodes, released each Monday, star Melissa Hunter (Community) as Amanda, an on-the-rise animator who aspires to be like her boss — played by Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sandra Oh — but who has far less success in her dating life. (Example: In Episode 1, Amanda’s infantile boyfriend repeatedly shoots her with a toy gun as he gleefully yells, »

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Female Comedy From Dan Bucatinsky, Jen Kirkman, Lisa Kudrow & Ryan Seacrest Set At ABC As Put Pilot

5 November 2015 12:20 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment (Web Therapy) has teamed with Ryan Seacrest’s Ryan Seacrest Productions (Shades Of Blue) for a single-camera comedy project, which has landed at ABC with a put pilot commitment. Written by actor-writer Bucatinsky and comedian-writer Jen Kirkman, the untitled comedy revolves around four women friends rattled by a fortysomething feeling of irrelevance who embark on a mission to turn their invisibility into… »

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Lisa Kudrow Joins ‘The Girl On The Train’

3 November 2015 3:18 PM, PST | FilmReview.com | See recent FilmReview.com news »

Dreamworks’ The Girl on the Train is turning into a film with too many names too mention, and it can now add Lisa Kudrow. In an exclusive announcement, The Hollywood Reporter has dropped the news that the Friends, Web Therapy, etc. star is joining Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Jared Leto, and many more in the […]

The post Lisa Kudrow Joins ‘The Girl On The Train’ appeared first on FilmReview.com. »

- Marc Eastman

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TVLine Items: Madam Secretary Gets a Bro, DWTS Pro Injured and More

1 September 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Madam Secretary will have some family business to attend to when the CBS drama returns.

TV vet Eric Stoltz (Chicago Hope, Caprica) — who also co-executive-produces the political drama — will appear in Season 2 as Peter, the brother of Téa Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord.

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According to EW.com, Peter is an adventurer and risk-taker who will try to settle an old conflict with Elizabeth when he comes to town.

Madam Secretary returns Sunday, Oct. 4, at 8/7c on CBS; Stoltz’s first episode will air sometime in November. »

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Lily Tomlin and the generational feminism of her new film 'Grandma'

19 August 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I don't keep a running list of all the people I have or haven't interviewed over the last 17 years. I think my first official Ain't It Cool interview was either with Brad Bird or maybe Neil Gaiman. Or was it Kevin Spacey? I have memories of many of the interviews I've done. Specific questions or reactions. But as many things as I remember, I'll bet I've forgotten five times more things, simply because of the sheer volume of all of the interviews I've done. There are people I know I've never spoken with, though, because if I had, those memories would not fade. And one of the people that I have always wanted to meet and talk to about their work was Lily Tomlin. I say "was" because as of last Friday, she is no longer on my "to do" list. We sat down to talk about her new film, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Web Therapy: TV Show Cancelled; No Season Five on Showtime

11 August 2015 4:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It looks like online therapist Fiona Wallice's sessions are over -- at least for now. Showtime has cancelled the Web Therapy TV show after four seasons. The news was confirmed today by network President David Nevins.

Created by series star Lisa Kudrow, Web Therapy revolves around a self-serving psychotherapist named Fiona Wallace as she doles out advice to clients via short webcam sessions. It began as a web series and then moved to Showtime in July 2011. The first three seasons were mostly culled from content from the web episodes.


- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Showtime Won’t Bring Back TV Version Of Lisa Kudrow’s ‘Web Therapy’

11 August 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Lisa Kudrow’s web-series-turned-tv-show is now just a web series again. During the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, Showtime president David Nevins said Kudrow’s Web Therapy series will not have a fifth season on TV. “No,” he stated plainly, “that’s done.”

Web Therapy stars Kudrow as a self-important therapist who communicates with her patients via video chat. The series first debuted in 2008 on the Lexus-branded Lstudio platform and became a hit, earning nominations for Kudrow at the first two Streamy Awards in 2009 and 2010. Showtime premiered a TV version of the series in 2011; the premium channel managed to turn webisodes into full-length TV episodes by adding in some auxilliary scenes.

As Kudrow and her team rolled out more star-studded episodes online (guests have included Lily Tomlin, Minnie Driver, and Conan O’Brien), Showtime continued to convert them into TV entertainment. Ultimately, Web Therapy’s TV run lasted for four seasons, »

- Sam Gutelle

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Showtime Cancels Lisa Kudrow’s ‘Web Therapy’ After 4 Seasons

11 August 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lisa Kudrow is not returning to Showtime for more “Web Therapy.”

Showtime boss David Nevins confirmed that the series will not be coming back for a fifth season, telling Variety and other reporters that the show is done, Tuesday at the cabler’s Television Critics Assn. presentation in Beverly Hills.

The comedy, based on the web series of the same name, starred Kudrow as Fiona Wallice, a therapist who has conceived of a new form of therapy, hence the titular “web therapy.” Kudrow created the series with her producing partners Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”) and Dan Roos.

Conan O’Brien, Billy Crystal, Jon Hamm, Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Shannon, Steve Carell, Jane Lynch and Kudrow’s “Friends” alums Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc were among the series’ guest stars.

Premiering in July 2011, “Web Therapy” wrapped up its fourth season this January, though it did not rank among the top 125 shows of the night. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Web Therapy Cancelled at Showtime

11 August 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dr. Fiona Wallice’s three minutes are up.

Showtime has pulled the plug on Web TherapyLisa Kudrow‘s comedy about an unorthodox shrink whose “modality” involves giving terrible advice in 180-second sessions, after four seasons. TVLine has updated its Cable Renewal Scorecard to reflect the news.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Asked by reporters about the possibility of a Season 5, Showtime president David Nevins declared “No, that’s done,” after the network’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

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"Billions" Trailer, "Sex" & "Ray" Renewed

11 August 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has been a busy day for premium cable network Showtime which used today's Television Critics Association presentation to confirmed they have renewed both "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan" for fourth seasons of twelve episodes each. Both seasons will premiere in 2016.

Not all the network's shows survived though with Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy" series officially getting the axe and not returning for a fifth season.

Showtime has also released the official trailer for its new drama series "Billions" along with locking in a Sunday January 17th premiere date on-air, on-demand and online.

The twelve-episode series follows two ambitious but opposing figures in the world of New York finance and politics - the bullish and connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and the calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod (Daminan Lewis).

The show is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien ("Ocean's Thirteen, »

- Garth Franklin

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Mr. Robinson: Does NBC's Musician-Turned-Teacher Comedy Sing?

5 August 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I hope your ears are 18, because they’re about to get sound-banged!”

So ends the first episode of Mr. Robinson, NBC’s new comedy starring Office alum Craig Robinson. If you find the joke funny, you likely enjoyed the half-hour that preceded it, which introduces Robinson as a struggling Chicago musician who occasionally works as a substitute public school teacher.

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If you don’t, well… we’ll want to hear about that in a moment. First, a brief recap:

The series kicks off at a lounge gig for The Nasty Delicious, the band Craig (played »

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Lisa Kudrow Dishes Comeback Emmy Nod — and a 'Terrifying' Season 3 Plan

17 July 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Comeback‘s Lisa Kudrow declares that she’s getting ready to “work the room” at the 2015 Emmys.

Reminded that two of her fellow nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Grace and Frankie‘s Lily Tomlin and Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus) play her mother and her sister on Showtime’s Web Therapy, Kudrow adds that a third category-mate, Nurse Jackie‘s Edie Falco, appeared on the Kudrow-produced docu-series Who Do You Think You Are?

RelatedEmmy Nominations 2015: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements

“I just need to work with Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer. I’ll be all hunched over their seats, »

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Is Episodes the One Where We Still Get To Enjoy Friends-style Sitcom Fun?

30 June 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Now in its fourth series, the Anglo-American show-within-a-show has got looser, broader, dafter, ruder – and as unmissable as Matt LeBlanc’s greatest hit

We’ll probably never get a Friends reunion, mainly because the cast are all mind-bogglingly rich, and they’re all doing pretty well for themselves anyway.

Of course, nobody will ever match the divine ascendance of Lisa Kudrow (everyone loves The Comeback, but if you haven’t binged on Web Therapy yet, then what is wrong with you?). David Schwimmer has been having a dignified time of it on Broadway and as a director. Matthew Perry has fun lurching from cancelled show to cancelled show, picking righteous fights with Peter Hitchens as he goes; Courteney Cox enjoys median success with Cougar Town; and Jennifer Aniston has forged a stellar career as a professional Jennifer Aniston.

Related: Lisa Kudrow on Friends, Phoebe and why women in Hollywood should »

- Dan Martin

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Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson on Social Media’s Trolls and Triumphs

4 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ask actors how they approach roles and they inevitably talk about working to be open and fully present in the moment. So for a craft that requires that kind of vulnerability, the Internet is probably more of a necessary evil than a requirement.

But many actresses say that wading through the negativity social media can bring is part of the job when it comes to promoting shows and characters that they love.

“It’s such a tricky balance, because I’m not a person who reads reviews, ever,” says “Scandal” star and live-tweeter Kerry Washington. “And yet I do have this very open exchange of ideas with our fan base. I don’t want a few negative opinions or ideas to negatively impact my ability to remain available and part of a community. So I’ve learned to read things and let them not impact me as much as they »

- Christy Grosz

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How Elisabeth Moss, Lisa Kudrow Keep Long-Running TV Roles Fresh

4 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Playing copywriter Peggy Olson on AMC’s “Mad Men” has been as much about Elisabeth Moss’ own life as it has been about following a character’s arc. Although Moss says show creator Matthew Weiner asked her to watch a few period films like 1960’s “The Apartment” to prep, she went into the role with the idea of making Peggy feel as real as possible.

“I wanted to play her as a person, and not in any particular era,” Moss says. “So for me, the research I had done was that I’d lived my life up until I was 23, and I used my own experiences and who I was. What I love about doing a long-running series is that I grew up over nine years on this show. We made the pilot when I was 23, and I was three weeks away from being 32 when we wrapped.”

As Moss changed as a person, »

- Christy Grosz

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Fox Sports, Lexus Series ‘Shut Up And Drive’ To Feature Racing Legend Rhys Millen

20 April 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Shut Up and Drive has a new face ready to get behind the steering wheel. The Lexus-branded web series from Fox Sports has brought on racing legend Rhys Millen to compete against series host Justin Bell.

Millen, known for his skills in drifting, and former Le Mans racer Bell will head to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for the newest episode of Shut Up and Drive. The series’ fans voted online for the location to be featured in the upcoming episode. Colorado’s State Highway 141 beat out Arizona’s Coronado National Forest Scenic Byway and California’s South Grade Road on Palomar Mountain for the location of Millen and Bell’s racing match.

Shut Up and Drive debuted back in 2012, with every season featuring the year’s latest version of the Lexus F sports line of cars. Season three highlights the performance of the 2015 Lexus Rcf, and started off with »

- Bree Brouwer

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New Form Digital Joins With Lisa Kudrow’s Studio For Digital Projects

3 March 2015 2:47 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Through a new deal, New Form Digital will soon be expanding its production opportunities. The digital studio from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Discovery Communications has entered into an exclusive partnership with Is or Isn’t Entertainment from Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky.

Under the pact, New Form will become the sole digital production partner of Is or Isn’t Entertainment. The two companies are already working together on two projects set for spring 2015 production. One of the upcoming New Form/Is or Isn’t offerings is the Shitty Boyfriends series from writer Jessica Cabot about a feminist cartoonist trying to find love. The story of the second series is yet to be announced.

Kudrow and Bucatinsky are already familiar with the online video world. The duo worked on the popular Web Therapy web series for Lexus’ L/Studio platform. Showtime picked up extended episodes of the series in 2011 while it continued to run online. »

- Bree Brouwer

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Weird Al Yankovic Considers Changing Name to 'Norm Al'

3 March 2015 1:29 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Above Average network's "Sound Advice," a web series featuring "SNL" kook Vanessa Bayer as an uninformed showbiz guru, just scored its most hilarious musical guest of all: Weird Al Yankovic. Yankovic sat down with Bayer, who plays a hyper-ignorant version of Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy" shrink Fiona Wallace here, to learn about why he should change his name. Her insights and his anger will inspire you.  »

- Louis Virtel

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Allison Janney Confirms Masters of Sex Season 3 Return

2 March 2015 2:01 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Allison Janney‘s Sex-ual awakening will continue this summer.

The actress tells TVLine she is returning to Showtime’s Masters of Sex for Season 3 — reprising her role as the repressed but increasingly self-aware Margaret Scully for an arc that will last at least three episodes.

RelatedMom’s Allison Janney on Bonnie’s ‘Life and Death’ Stakes After Alvin’s Demise

Janney earned the 2014 Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series last year for her work in Season 1. She only appeared in a single Season 2 installment, after Margaret and her closeted gay husband Barton (Beau Bridges) took a »

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‘Late Late Show’ Host Craig Ferguson to Star in ABC Scripted Comedy Pilot

27 February 2015 2:54 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Late Late Show” is being passed down to James Corden, who debuts on March 23, but former host Craig Ferguson is wasting no time returning to television — just a few hours earlier.

Ferguson has been cast to lead ABC’s scripted comedy pilot “The King of 7B,” Variety has confirmed.

The 30-minute laffer follows an agoraphobic recluse, Prentiss Porter, played by Ferguson, who ventures outside for the first time in 20 years, only to find his potential soulmate moving into the building across the street. The ensemble rounds out with the previously cast Carla Jiminez and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

The project marks the return to primetime for the Scottish-born comedian, who starred in “The Drew Carey Show”  for eight years before his latenight break. Since, he’s appeared on “Web Therapy,” “Hot in Cleveland,” portrayed himself on “Family Guy” and lent his voice to “Futurama” and “Archer,” among other animated series. Ferguson »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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