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‘Shrinking’ Creators on Harrison Ford, Remedy and ‘The Muppets’ – The Hollywood Reporter

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Welcome to the 199th episode of TV’s Prime 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast.

Each week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the most recent TV information with context from the enterprise and demanding sides, welcome showrunners, executives and different friends, and supply a essential information of what to observe (or skip, because the case could also be).

This week, we’re again to 5 full subjects and the return of our Showrunner Highlight section in a giant method as we’re joined by Ted Lasso duo Invoice Lawrence and two-time Emmy winner Brett Goldstein in addition to Jason Segel because the trio be a part of us to debate their new Apple comedy, Shrinking.

Right here’s how the total episode performs out.

1. Headlines

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, The Recruit, Cobra Kai, Doom Patrol and Titans, The Mosquito Coast, Vampire Academy and Succession lead the week’s TV headlines.

2. Rick and Morty co-creator fired

The excellent news in animation this week: The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and Household Man have been renewed by means of the 2024-25 broadcast season. The unhealthy information in animation this week: Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Grownup Swim’s wildly fashionable Rick and Morty, has been fired and his voice roles within the adult-leaning toon can be recast. Disney additionally adopted swimsuit and ditched its total cope with Roiland and eliminated him from each of his reveals, Hulu’s Photo voltaic Opposites and the not too long ago debuted Koala Man.

3. Change is coming to Gray’s Anatomy

Krista Vernoff, the previous Gray’s author who was plucked by Shonda Rhimes to take over showrunning duties after the creator decamped Disney for Netflix, is leaving the ABC medical drama and its spinoff, Station 19. Sources say Vernoff desires to give attention to her personal improvement after spending two chunks of her profession in Shondaland. If Ellen Pompeo can do it, absolutely so can Vernoff.

4. Showrunner Highlight

After a couple of weeks off, we’re again with an prolonged and tremendous enjoyable interview with Ted Lasso co-creator Invoice Lawrence and two-time Emmy-winning star, author and exec producer Brett Goldstein making their third and second visits to TV’s Prime 5, respectively, and are joined by Jason Segel to debate their new Apple comedy, Shrinking. The trio open up about working with Harrison Ford (and his hats), their three-season plan for the remedy comedy and The Muppets, as we all know Segel and Goldstein stay big followers of Kermit and firm. (Be ready to chortle at Lawrence’s controversial ideas on The Muppets, which can or might not have gone over nicely with Segel and Goldstein.) And sure, we’ve acquired your Ted Lasso replace too.

5. Critic’s Nook

As common, each episode ends with Dan’s ideas on what to observe (or skip) this weekend. This week, he weighs in on Peacock’s Poker Face, Hulu’s The 1619 Mission, Paramount+’s Wolf Pack and Apple’s Shrinking.

Hear all of it now on TV’s Prime 5. You should definitely subscribe to the podcast to by no means miss an episode. (Opinions welcome!) You may also e-mail us with any subjects or Mailbag questions you’d like addressed in future episodes at


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