Shrinking is not going anywhere. Apple TV+ has renewed the dark comedy-drama series for a second season. Starring Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, Christa Miller, Jessica Williams, Michael Urie, Luke Tennie, and Lukita Maxwell, the series follows a therapist (Segel) who, after a major personal loss, tells his patients precisely what he thinks. This results in big changes for all involved,
The series premiered in January, and the 10th and final episode of the season will be released on March 24th.
Apple TV+ revealed more about the renewal of the series.
“Apple TV+ today announced that “Shrinking,” its critically acclaimed and global hit comedy series co-created by Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, has been renewed for a second season following the breakout success of season one, which airs the eighth episode of the ten-episode freshman season this Friday. Since its premiere on Apple TV+ earlier this year, “Shrinking” has been hailed as “one of 2023’s funniest shows,” as well as the “most charming and life-affirming show about grieving ever made.” Audiences and critics alike have praised the series for its “top notch writing”; “memorable performances” from stars Segel and Harrison Ford in one of his first television roles; and, “first-rate and thoroughly charming” cast which also includes Jessica Williams, Christa Miller, Lukita Maxwell, Michael Urie and Luke Tennie.
“We have loved the engaging, touching and hilarious world of ‘Shrinking’ since the beginning, and it has been wonderful to watch as audiences around the world continue to connect with these big-hearted characters,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “We can’t wait for viewers to experience what the cast and creative team have for season two.”
Starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford in one of this first television roles, “Shrinking” follows grieving therapist Jimmy (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. In addition to Segel and Ford (as ‘Paul’), the series stars Jessica Williams (‘Gaby’), Christa Miller (‘Liz’), Lukita Maxwell (‘Alice’), Michael Urie (‘Brian’) and Luke Tennie (‘Sean’).
A new episode of “Shrinking” debuts globally this Friday on Apple TV+. In this week’s new episode, “Boop,” Paul and Brian come to Jimmy’s aid when Alice stars acting out. Liz and Sean support Gaby by accompanying her to an event.
Co-created by Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso” executive producer Bill Lawrence, Emmy Award-winning “Ted Lasso” star, writer and co-executive producer Brett Goldstein, and Segel, “Shrinking” is produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence and Goldstein are under overall deals, and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. Lawrence, Segel, Goldstein, Neil Goldman, James Ponsoldt, Randall Winston, Jeff Ingold and Liza Katzer serve as executive producers. Lawrence, Segel and Goldstein wrote the first episode, which was directed by Ponsoldt.
“Shrinking” joins widely celebrated Apple Original series that have recently received renewals including “Acapulco,” “Tehran,” “Bad Sisters,” “Surface,” “Trying,” “Physical,” “Loot,” “Slow Horses,” “For All Mankind,” “Pachinko,” “The Afterparty,” the second season of Emmy and AFI Award winner “Schmigadoon!,” “Swagger” season two, and the second season of 14x Emmy Award-nominated “Severance.”
What do you think? Have you been enjoying this Apple TV+ show? Are you excited to see another season of Shrinking?
YESSSSS! I love that show. Endearing characters, great story lines, and very funny banter between each of them. Thank you. One of the best shows, that I watch.
I am loving this show and am happy that there’s more to come. Excellent decision, Apple TV.
His first miniseries 1923 got renewed on paramount plus streaming and now this Harrison ford 80 years old doing a lot of stuff loved it. Indiana Jones this summer in theaters . Interesting things .
Great, finally something that isn’t a desperate housewife or a regurgited show from the 90s that get renewed endlessly is getting a look in – it seems despite the naysays that AppleTV might be position as the go to for content that is fresh and new and has actual actors doing acting….. who’d have thought – its long overdue to cancel netflix, and now just to get rid of Disney for bringing back those Kardashians, and Hulu for cancelling anything with promise.