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‘Ted Lasso’-Apple TV+ connection extends to ‘Shrinking’

Jason Segel (pictured in 2020) will star as a therapist who tells clients exactly what he’s thinking.
Jason Segel (pictured in 2020) will star as a therapist who tells clients exactly what he’s thinking.Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP/file

Jason Segel and the “Ted Lasso” duo of Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) and Brett Goldstein are set to co-write and executive produce a new comedy.

Called “Shrinking,” it’s about a therapist, played by Segel, whose grief leads him to ignore some of the basic rules of the profession. He starts breaking through client-therapist boundaries and telling clients exactly what he’s thinking.

The show will be on Apple TV+, home of “Ted Lasso,” and it will be Lawrence’s third series for the streamer. Along with “Ted Lasso,” he is writing and producing “Bad Monkey,” a drama based on the 2013 Carl Hiaasen novel.

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