‘Shrinking’ renewed for Season 2 on Apple TV+

Jason Segel and Harrison Ford return to the therapy drama from the creator of ‘Ted Lasso’.

Harrison Ford blesses TV screens with his presence. Shrinking, the comedy drama from Apple TV+ starring Jason Segel and Indiana Jones himself, has been renewed for Season 2.

The news comes a day before the show’s Season 1 finale, which drops Friday. The show’s first two episodes premiered on January 27, with new episodes coming out weekly.

“We’ve loved the captivating, touching and hilarious world of ‘Shrinking’ from the start, and it’s been great to see audiences around the world continue to connect with these big-hearted characters,” said Matt Cherniss, Head of Programming at Apple TV+, it said in a statement. “We can’t wait for viewers to experience what the cast and creative team have to offer for season two.”

Created by Segel with “Ted Lasso” creator Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, a writer and star of Lawrence’s other Apple hit, “Shrinking” focuses on Jimmy Laird (Segel), a professional therapist who works for a cognitive-behavioral center in Los Angeles. Angeles. Still reeling from the death of his beloved wife a year earlier, Jimmy struggles to be there for his patients and decides the best way to help him is to tell them exactly what he thinks and deal directly with them. interfere with life.

Ford plays Jimmy’s mentor Paul; the cast also includes Jessica Williams as Brian’s colleague Gaby, Luke Tennie as his patient Sean, Michael Urie as his best friend Brian, Lukita as his daughter Alice, and Christa Miller as his neighbor Liz.

“Shrinking” received generally positive reviews from critics when it premiered in January; in a mixed article, IndieWire critic Ben Travers wrote that the series was a “relentless charm offensive”, but also praised Ford’s performance as “laughing through his own surprising choices”.

The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence has an overall deal, and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. Lawrence, Segel and Goldstein executive produce with Neil Goldman, Randall Winston, Jeff Ingold, Liza Katzer and James Ponsoldt directing the pilot.

In addition to ‘Shrinking’, Lawrence has another series, ‘Bad Monkey’ starring Vince Vaughn, which is expected to premiere later this year on Apple TV+, and the third (and possibly final) season of ‘Ted Lasso’ which will air on premieres March 15. Ford’s other TV series, “Yellowstone” prequel “1923, will also return for a season 2, on Paramount+.

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