The ratings for shrinkage have arrived and the verdict has come down: it’s a hit. The new AppleTV+ series comes from the makers of Teddy LassoBill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein as well How I met your mother Star Jason Segel. critics rave shrinkage, and interested fans will soon be able to see for themselves. Here’s everything you need to knowt shrinkageincluding plot, cast, release date and time, and how to watch them.
In addition to co-creating the series, Segel plays James “Jimmy” Laird, a therapist still grieving the death of his wife. As he struggles to regain his composure, Jimmy snaps and begins telling the patients exactly what’s on his mind. His new tactic doesn’t go by the book, but it does change people’s lives, including his own.
Alongside Segel, Harrison Ford, Jimmy’s mentor Dr. Paul Rhodes plays. Lukita Maxwell plays Jimmy’s daughter Alice. Other leading roles are played by Christa Miller, Jessica Williams, Luke Tennie and Michael Urie.
“It was one of our big… concerns isn’t the right word, but one of our big areas of focus was tone calibration,” Segel told Metro Philadelphia. “Firstly, you really want to be respectful that mental health issues are real – this isn’t satire. There is a real therapist [and] I am sure that many take this approach [which is] a little unorthodox but trying to facilitate change faster. Instead of it taking you 10 years to talk about your problems to feel different. But we also want it to be hilarious. It’s a comedy, full of funny people, and we wanted to treat those issues with humor.”
The first two episodes of shrinkage will be available on AppleTV+ starting Friday, January 27. The first season will contain a total of 10 episodes, with a new episode being released every Friday. The final is currently scheduled for March 24th. AppleTV+ releases new episodes at 12pm PT or 3am for East Coast viewers. Here is the current release schedule for shrinkage:
Fans can tune in shrinkage exclusively on AppleTV+. A subscription is required to watch the episodes. AppleTV+ has a seven-day free trial available, and then the subscription costs $6.99 per month. In addition, there is a one-month free trial for those who sign up for Apple One.
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