In Treatment is an HBO drama, produced and developed by Rodrigo García, about a psychotherapist, 53-year-old Dr. Paul Weston, and his weekly sessions with patients, including one with his own therapist at the end of the week. The program, which stars Gabriel Byrne as Paul, debuted on January 28, 2008, as a five-night-a-week series. The program's format, script and opening theme are based, often word for word, on Hagai Levi's successful Israeli series BeTipul, which won every possible award for a drama series in the Israeli Academy Awards. After winning critical acclaim and numerous honors, including Emmy, Golden Globe and Writers Guild awards, In Treatment returned for a second season, premiering on April 5, 2009. The second season built on the success of the first, winning a 2009 Peabody Award. The third season will premier on October 25, and from here will air back-to-back episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays, with Byrne returning as Paul. Mondays will feature Irrfan Khan and Academy Award nominee Debra Winger as new patients. Tuesdays will feature Dane DeHaan as a returning patient, and Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as Paul's new therapist. Wiest is not returning for a third season.
IMDb Rating: 8.3
Last Updated: 3 Jan, 2011