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Harrison Ford To Star In New Apple TV+ Comedy Series

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 17:30 PM

The new series stars Ford along with Jason Segel as troubled therapists with Ted Lasso's Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein as writers and producers.

p>Apparently no longer content to simply be that grumpy movie star everybody loves, Harrison Ford has just signed on to play one of the leads in a new comedy series from AppleTV+. That's right, now the one person who hates Star Wars more than Star Wars fans will have a new format to play with, and it marks his first major foray into the television world. But that isn't the only noteworthy aspect of this new show.

Titled Shrinking, the series will follow How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel as a therapist in mourning who begins going outside the norm and giving his own less-than-subtle opinions to his patients. Naturally, his grief leads him to inspire some pretty drastic changes in the lives of his patients. But these powerful emotions also affect his own life, which is sure to see some consequences as a result of his sudden deviation from his regular rules and ethics.

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Ford, a long way from his breakout as Han Solo, will star alongside Segel as Dr. Phil Rhodes, another well-respected therapist forced to deal with a newfound Parkinson's Disease diagnosis. Between his practice, which he shares with his bright young wards Jimmy and Gaby, and his less than ideal relationship with his family, Dr. Rhodes is in for a number of changes in his life even aside from the disease. As a big name in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, he'll now be faced with seeing things from an entirely different angle, sort of like that big fish that got eaten in the ambitious Star Wars: Episode I, only (presumably) less messy.

While the premise isn't exactly clichéd, where Shrinking really sets itself apart is the expectations that come with the people behind the scenes. The 10-episode series will feature Segel as an executive producer along with his starring role, and he'll be joined by none other than Ted Lasso showrunner Bill Lawrence and the same show's own resident grump Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent) with the 3 also serving as writers for the AppleTV+ show. Fans of Ted Lasso likely have an idea of what to expect from Shrinking now, given the former's masterful execution of both comedy and heartfelt drama in a particularly comforting way.

Shrinking should inspire some pretty high hopes, given the history behind its talent like Lawrence's other past accomplishments like Scrubs and the soon-to-be-revived Clone High (which he worked on with beloved production duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller). That's not even to mention the inclusion of Goldstein, Segel, and of course, Ford himself. So when this new series finally premieres, viewers will probably be lined up in droves, ready to have their heartstrings tugged around in the most satisfying way.

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Source: Deadline

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