Jason Segel Is The Therapist We All Need In ‘Shrinking’ Trailer


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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The extended trailer for Apple TV+ new show “Shrinking” dropped Wednesday, and it looks like it’ll be an absolutely hilarious, epic series full of acting icons.

From one of my favorite writers and executive producers of all time, Bill Lawrence, “Shrinking” stars Jason Segel as the type of therapist this world really needs right now. The trailer introduces us to Segel’s character as he grieves the death of his wife and tries to navigate his career in mental health, which doesn’t seem to be helped by his father, played by iconic actor Harrison Ford.

Things clearly aren’t working for Segel, who erupts on a client during a session in a way that I bet all therapists wish they could. I’m praying that this series follows Segel as he does what all modern therapists are restrained from doing: telling their patients the truth, and actually helping them recover from their issues and trauma, instead of indulging them.

For those of you who might not be aware, Lawrence is responsible for hit, heartfelt series like “Scrubs,” “Cougar Town,” “Ted Lasso,” and more. He is one of the few men in entertainment who can have an audience crying laughing in one scene, only to be sobbing uncontrollably in the next.

Considering how successful he is, Lawrence seemingly hasn’t been eaten by the big monster of Hollywood, and has managed to maintain a steady, successful career, and has a super cool family too.

His wife, Christa Miller, who many know from “Scrubs” and “Cougar Town,” will also be in “Shrinking.” Fun fact: Miller apparently had quite the hand in choosing the soundtrack for many of Lawrence’s shows, and her taste is freaking incredible (and their daughter is also a brilliant musician). (RELATED: ‘I AM F**KING STOKED’: ‘Magnum P.I.’ To Return After Cancellation)

Back when I was in university, my roommates and I would binge “Cougar Town” in the winter months, which is where I discovered some of my favorite bands, including the epic Great, Good, Fine, Ok. So I pray that Miller has control of the soundtrack for this series too!

I have high expectations for “Shrinking,” but I’m confident they’ll be more than met… not that anyone cares what I have to say, of course. The first episode drops Jan. 27. Watch the trailer here: