Hang Ups – the UK adaptation of Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy – will premiere on Channel 4 on Wednesday August 8th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Hang Ups follows Dr. Richard Pitt, a therapist with a chequered professional career, who finds himself at a crossroads in life – a crossroads precipitated by the startling realisation that his life appears to be falling apart at the seams. After the collapse of his previous group therapy practice, Richard is no longer able to conduct the traditional 50-minute sessions most therapists have with their patients. Instead, he’s developed a new form of therapy –weekly quick-fire sessions with his patients which take place online, through a webcam.
The six episode comedy series, which hails from Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, is an adaptation of Lisa Kudrow’s web series turned Showtime comedy Web Therapy (which, as it happens, never actually aired in the UK). Hang Ups is being produced by Slam Films and stars Stephen Mangan, Richard E. Grant, Jessica Hynes, David Tennant, Katherine Parkinson, Sarah Hadland, Karl Theobald, Celia Imrie, Paul Ritter, Charles Dance, Monica Dolan, Conleth Hill, Lolly Adefope, John Macmillan, Alice Lowe and Harry Lloyd. The executive producers are Kevin Loader and Stephen Mangan. Louise Delamere is the series producer, while co-writer Robert Delamere is the director. FremantleMedia International is handling global sales.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.