What isn't going wrong in the life of Fiona Wallice? The wildly unethical Web Therapy shrink — played by Lisa Kudrow — is simultaneously dealing with a gay husband (Victor Garber), a straying boyfriend (Alan Cumming) and a mean-ass mom (Lily Tomlin) who started a rival business called Net Therapy and is now making a global killing. Plus, there's an unauthorized, scandalously unflattering musical based on Fiona's life that's heading for Broadway. But there's some good news when the Showtime improv series returns Tuesday, July 23 for Season 3 (11/10c).
"Everything's falling apart so horribly that Fiona decides to give herself a little gift — a night of lust with a salesman who's played by Steve Carell," Kudrow tells TV Guide Magazine. "It's exactly the distraction she needs...until he won't go away. She's also being investigated for campaign-finance improprieties. She barely has time this season for her bulls--t therapy sessions!"
In fact, things are so crappy for Fiona she isn't all that upset with Austen. "Even though he's knocked up that alcoholic bimbo Gina [Jennifer Elise Cox], Fiona and Austen may still have a future together," Kudrow says. "He's still very devoted to her and even buys her a penthouse to make good. Listen, he could do worse. Fiona makes a very good spouse if you don't want anyone too clingy and needy. She's way too into herself for that."
Other guest stars this summer include Billy Crystal, Chelsea Handler, Sara Gilbert, Megan Mullally and Kudrow's old Friends costar Matt LeBlanc. But let's be honest: After Kudrow scored Meryl Streep last season, nobody's saying no to her, including rarely seen film queen Meg Ryan, who'll do a multi-episode stint as a psychotic hoarder obsessed with Fiona's husband.
Kudrow has also landed cool guests — Kelly Clarkson, Zooey Deschanel, Jim Parsons — to trace their ancestry on her reality series Who Do You Think You Are?, which was axed by NBC but lives again, starting Tuesday, on TLC (10/9c).
"We've come across so many unimaginable stories this round — really dramatic, hard, sometimes tragic stuff with some personal accounts dating back to colonial times," Kudrow says. "You want to feel grateful for how easy we have it today? Start digging into your history."