'Shrinking' Fans Are Making a Big Season 2 Demand After Seeing Emotional Jason Segel Instagram
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Settle into your couch. Your favorite shrinks are in.
The therapy comedy Shrinking follows grieving therapist Jimmy (Jason Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks, per Apple TV+’s description. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives, including his own. As the brainchild of Ted Lasso creators Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, the series is exactly what the doctor prescribed: equal parts heartwarming and heart-wrenching with touches of hilarious mania.
Following the Shrinking season 1 finale on March 24, minds are spinning about when to expect another therapy session. Chin up. We're breaking down all the details you need to know about Shrinking season 2:
Is there going to be a season 2 of Shrinking?
Schwing! Apple TV+ announced the series renewal earlier in March. “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+, said in a statement.
He added: "We can’t wait for viewers to experience what the cast and creative team have for season 2.”
What is the release date for Shrinking season 2?
While there's no official date in the books yet, season 1 premiered on January 27, 2023, and Apple TV+ shows tend to have pretty cyclical dates. We can expect the next installment to hit the streaming service around the same time next year.
Until then, Shrinking fans can hit "save" at the top of this story and circle back later to this page once the streamer drops its official season 2 trailer and release date.
How many episodes of Shrinking season 2 are there?
The first season ordered 10 half-hour episodes. While we're not sure what exactly is ahead, similar Apple TV+ shows like Ted Lasso typically follow a 10-episode format per season.
Another similarity to the creators' other series, Jason, Bill and Brett told The Hollywood Reporter that they have a three-season arc planned for Shrinking's characters.
That said, fans of the dark comedy are wasting no time voicing their opinions about how the new hit show should proceed. When the streamer's official Instagram teased the season 1 finale, folks immediately took to the comments section with one particular demand.
"At least 20 episodes on the second season please!!!" one person wrote. "Don’t want it to end. It’s been brilliant don’t leave season 2 so long. ❤️," another added, referencing the release date. "No, no, no! I don‘t accept!" a different follower said about the season 1 finale.
Who will be in the Shrinking season 2 cast?
Here's who we expect to return to be part of the Shrinking cast for season 2:
Jason Segal as Jimmy Laird
Harrison Ford as Paul
Jessica Williams as Gaby
Lukita Maxwell as Alice
Luke Tennie as Sean
Michael Urie as Brian
Christa Miller as Liz
Ted McGinley as Derek
Lily Rabe as Meg
Shrinking focuses on a widowed Jimmy who is trying to repair his relationship with his daughter (Lukita Maxwell) as he takes advice from his support system. That includes fellow therapists bubbly Gaby and lovable grump Paul, played by Jessica Williams and Harrison Ford, respectively.
Plus, Jimmy's neighbor played by Christa Miller and his lawyer best friend played by Michael Urie. All the while, Jimmy tries out an experimental approach to therapy on Sean (Luke Tennie), a client who he takes under his wing.
How do I watch or stream Shrinking?
Each episode of Shrinking premiered on Apple TV+ on Thursday nights at 12 a.m. ET. All of season 1 is available to stream with an Apple TV+ subscription.
For those who already have access, watch from select Apple TVs, smart TVs, gaming console devices and through the Apple TV+ mobile app. If you don't have a subscription, you can sign up for a seven-day free trial of Apple TV+. After that, a subscription to the streaming service costs $6.99 per month.
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