Created by
Written by
  • Brett Goldstein
  • Bill Lawrence
  • Jason Segel
Directed byJames Ponsoldt
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Brett Goldstein
  • Jeff Ingold
  • Bill Lawrence
  • Jason Segel
  • James Ponsoldt
Production companies
Original networkApple TV+

Shrinking is an upcoming comedy television series created by Brett Goldstein, Bill Lawrence and Jason Segel. The series set is to premiere on January 27, 2023.


A therapist dealing with severe grief begins to breach ethical barriers by telling his patients what he completely thinks, resulting in massive changes to his and their lives.



It was announced in October 2021 that Apple TV+ had ordered a ten-episode season for the series, which will star Jason Segel, who co-created alongside Brett Goldstein and Bill Lawrence.[1] In April 2022, Harrison Ford, Jessica Williams, Christa Miller, Michael Urie, Luke Tennie, and Lukita Maxwell joined the cast, with James Ponsoldt joining the production as a director and executive producer.[2][3][4][5] Production began in April 2022.[6] The series scheduled to be released on January 27, 2023, with the first two episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.[7]


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 13, 2021). "Jason Segel To Star In Shrinking, Apple TV+ Comedy Series From Ted Lassos Bill Lawrence & Brett Goldstein". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 4, 2022). "Harrison Ford To Star In Shrinking Apple TV+ Series From Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence & Brett Goldstein". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (April 6, 2022). "Jessica Williams Joins Shrinking Apple TV+ Series; James Ponsoldt To Direct & Exec Produce". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 8, 2022). "Christa Miller Joins Shrinking Apple TV+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 18, 2022). "'Shrinking': Michael Urie, Luke Tennie & Lukita Maxwell Join Apple TV+ Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 11, 2022). "Ted Lasso Boss Bill Lawrence Closes New Nine-Figure Overall Deal at Warner Bros. TV". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  7. ^ Rice, Lynette (November 30, 2022). "'Shrinking': Apple TV Drops Trailer, Announces Premiere Date, For Series Starring Harrison Ford, Jason Segel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 30, 2022.