Apple TV+ orders new comedy from ‘Ted Lasso’ creators

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Apple TV+ has commissioned Shrinking, a new 10-part comedy series from Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer/star Brett Goldstein, alongside How I Met Your Mother’s Jason Segel.

Segel will star in the series and also serve as writer and executive producer alongside Lawrence and Goldstein, who are also behind Apple TV+’s flagship comedy Ted Lasso, which recently concluded its second season and has been renewed for a third.

Shrinking tells the story of a grieving therapist (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives – including his own.

The series will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence is under an overall deal, and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. Segel, Lawrence and Goldstein all serve as writers and executive producers, while Jeff Ingold is an executive producer, and Liza Katzer is a co-executive producer.

Segel is also attached to star in another Apple original the upcoming film The Sky Is Everywhere, based on the YA novel of the same name. Shrinking also marks the the third partnership for Apple, Lawrence, and Warner Bros. Television, alongside Ted Lasso and the recently announced series order for Bad Monkey.

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