Jason Segel and Harrison Ford are SHRINKING for Apple TV+

Apple TV on YouTube:

Shrinking follows a grieving therapist (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives…including his own.

From executive producers Bill Lawrence, Jason Segel, and Brett Goldstein comes Shrinking, a new comedy series starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford.

I had a good feeling with the pedigree of Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, but this legitimately looks great. Apple TV+ continues to be the sneakiest value in streaming.

Shrinking hits Apple TV+ on January 27th, 2023.

The Galaxy’s Favorite Father + Son Duo Returns in THE MANDALORIAN Season 3 Trailer

Star Wars on YouTube:

Reunited.

The Mandalorian, Season 3 March 1 on Disney+.

The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.

The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito.

Between this and The Last of Us, we’ve got pretty much an entire first half of 2023 built around Pedro-Pascal-As-Not-Just-A-Step-Dad-But-The-Dad-Who-Stepped-Up.

Trailer looks pretty, even if I felt it leaned a smidge on the use of “This is the way.”

The Mandalorian Season 3 premieres on Disney+ on March 1st, 2023.

JEOPARDY! MASTERS Set For Primetime ABC Airing

Michael Ausiello, TVLine:

Jeopardy! is officially taking “Tournament of Champions” to the next level.

ABC on Wednesday announced that it has picked up Jeopardy! Masters, a Ken Jennings-hosted primetime spinoff that will find the six highest-ranked, current Jeopardy! contestants facing off in a Champions League style event.

The six MVPs vying for the title of Jeopardy! Masters Champion will be Matt Amodio, Sam Buttrey, Andrew He, James Holzhauer, Mattea Roach and Amy Schneider.

Where my fellow Jeopardy! heads at?

This should be a great competition. I don’t think I’ve spoken of it, but I’ve been pushing for the past few years to try out for Jeopardy!, and while I haven’t gotten the call yet, my audition tests seem to get better each year.

The 6 contestants chosen are an incredible crop — I just wish we could’ve seen other Jeopardy! notables get a play-in round, like Brad Rutter, Buzzy Cohen, Austin  Rogers, Julia Collins and so on.

Ari Aster Sends Joaquin Phoenix on An Adventure in BEAU IS AFRAID

YouTube:

From director Ari Aster and starring Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix. BEAU IS AFRAID – In Theaters This April. #BeauIsAfraid

RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2023

DIRECTOR: Ari Aster

CAST: Joaquin Phoenix, Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zoe Lister-Jones, Armen Nahapetian, with Parker Posey and Patti LuPone

I have to say, the direction after Hereditary and Midsommar for Ari Aster I expected was not…”Weirdly uplifting, surreal adventure movie”.

Zag on ‘em, Ari.

Beau is Afraid hits theaters on April 21st, 2023.

INSIDE JOB Cancelled By Netflix, Despite Season 2 Pickup

Variety:

Netflix has swung the axe on “Inside Job,” the adult-animation conspiracy comedy, after one season, according to creator and showrunner Shion Takeuchi.

Takeuchi, a writer on “Gravity Falls” and other shows, announced the cancellation Sunday evening on Twitter. “I’m heartbroken to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel season 2 of ‘Inside Job,’” she wrote. “Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I am devastated not to be able to watch them grow up.”

Now, look, I will personally admit to being part of the problem here as I had yet to watch the two parts of Inside Job released so far, despite being a big fan of Gravity Falls.

And I’ll be the first to admit that the era of “peak television” has resulted in there being more shows on the market than even professional critics can keep up with.

But between cancellations like this, after a renewal was approved, cancellation of shows mid-airing/mid-production, and well, whatever HBO Max is doing, this is a dark time to be a creative, full stop. And I don’t know the solution.

Except…maybe not chasing the funnel of money loss that is an exclusive, streaming-only, revenue system?