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Jason Segel Comedy Series ‘Shrinking’ Ordered at Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has ordered Jason Segel’s comedy series “Shrinking,” which he’ll star in, write and executive produce. “Ted Lasso” duo Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein will also write and executive produce the show. So yes, that’s two high-profile bad-therapist comedies coming to Apple’s streaming service (the other one being Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd’s “The…

Apple TV+ has ordered Jason Segel’s comedy series “Shrinking,” which he’ll star in, write and executive produce. “Ted Lasso” duo Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein will also write and executive produce the show.

So yes, that’s two high-profile bad-therapist comedies coming to Apple’s streaming service (the other one being Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd’s “The Shrink Next Door”).

“Shrinking,” which has a 10-episode order, follows a grieving therapist (Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks, according to the show’s logline. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives…including his own.

Again, not totally dissimilar to “The Shrink Next Door.”

Anyway, “Shrinking” will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence has an overall deal, and the “Scrubs” creator’s Doozer Productions. In addition to Lawrence, Goldstein and Segel, Jeff Ingold also executive produces. Liza Katzer is co-executive producer.

Lawrence, one of the “Ted Lasso” co-creators, recently received a series order from Apple for “Bad Monkey.” That one, which also has a 10-episode order, is an adaptation of the 2013 novel by Carl Hiaasen.

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