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Apple orders Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd sitcom

April 24, 2020

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to The Shrink Next Door, a new, eight-episode limited series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, based on the 2019 podcast by Wondery and Bloomberg Media, hailing from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.

The show will debut globally on Apple TV+ on a date TBD.

Directed by Michael Showalter and based on the script by Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, WGA Award winner Georgia Pritchett, The Shrink Next Door is a dark comedy inspired by true events that detail the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac Herschkopf, played by Paul Rudd, and his longtime patient Martin Markowitz, played by Will Ferrell.

The project will bring Ferrell and Rudd on screen together for the first time since Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

The Shrink Next Door is produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Semi-Formal Productions, Wondery and Bloomberg Media. Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal will executive produce for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Rudd and Pritchett will also serve as executive producers. Showalter and Jordana Mollick will executive produce on behalf of Semi-Formal Productions. Marshall Lewy for Wondery and Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce and Francesca Levy for Bloomberg Media will serve as executive producers, with the podcast’s host Joe Nocera as co-executive producer.

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