Is Jimmy Laird the Therapist who plays Shrinkings?

Is Jimmy Laird the Therapist who plays Shrinkings? ...

'Shrinking,' a comedy-drama series created by Brett Goldstein, Bill Lawrence, and Jason Segel, follows Jimmy as he gives direct advice to his patients, transforming his life forever!

Jimmy Laird, who is he?

'Shrinking' is a narrative about Jimmy Laird, played by Jason Segel, who rose to prominence with his performance as Nick Andopolis in the critically acclaimed but short-lived NBC comedy-drama 'How I Met Your Mother.' Segel later went on to star in romantic comedies such as 'Forging Sarah Marshall' and 'I Love You, Man.'

Jimmy Laird, a therapist who is grieving the loss of his wife, is deeply disturbed by the lack of progress his patients are making and openly expresses his true feelings to them.

Is Jimmy Laird the work of a real therapist?

Jimmy isn't based on a real therapist. The character is a fictional creation from the show's makers who serves as the narrative focal point. Later, the duo combined the ideas to create 'Shrinking,' which is now available for download.

Segel stated that Jimmy's ability to openly express his thoughts and offer advice to others he loves is a wish fulfillment. He also stated that Jimmy's actions are ethically questionable given his profession. However, he believes that he does not get the best advice in every situation. Similarly, dealing with grief and loss through humor is the show's primary theme.

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