I'm still catching up on the first season of In Treatment on DVD, but that doesn't make me any less excited for this first glimpse of season two, which will start April 5 on HBO.
This season's schedule for the show, which stars Gabriel Byrne as a therapist, is a little more forgiving. Instead of airing five nights a week, two of the half-hour episodes will play on Sundays with three more — including Paul's session with his own therapist, Gina (Dianne Wiest) — on Mondays. It's also only seven weeks instead of nine. HBO says people tended to watch the show in chunks anyway, so hopefully this will make it all easier to digest.
As for the stories this season, Paul will still be dealing with some of the fallout from season one plus taking on a new roster of patients, played by Hope Davis (a single attorney), John Mahoney (a CEO), Allison Pill (an architecture student), and Aaron Shaw (an 11-year-old, whose parents will also appear). If you're caught up on the show, you might enjoy reading through this lengthy look at some of the developments for the upcoming season. In the meantime, to check out a promo for the new episodes, just read more.