Shrink: Campaign mounts to #SaveShrink

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A campaign has been launched to save Shrink, a series which aired on Seeso and has yet to find a new home.

Shrink was a series that was first conceived in Chicago and later filmed in Chicago.  It’s no surprise that series creators and executive producers Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper (The Daily Show) both come out of the Chicago improv scene.  All you have to do is take a look at the gazillion Chicago improvisers who make appearances in the series.

“We loved our partnership with Seeso,” executive producer Ted Tremper tells Solzy at the Movies.  “They were amazing champions of creative voices all over the world, but we need a new home.  We already have season two completely beated out.  We don’t want this to be the end for Dr. David.”

Must read Twitter thread written by Tim Baltz:

With Seeso no longer an option, the best bets to save the series include Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.  They had already outlined the second season so to stop the series now would just be a tragedy.  If you like great comedy–and I hope you do–please do what you can to #SaveShrink.

Synopsis:

David Tracey, a recent medical school graduate (Tim Baltz – Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) loses his residency and finds himself unemployed with a half million dollars of student loan debt. With his dream of becoming a “real doctor” dashed, he discovers a loophole to becoming a therapist by recording 1,920 supervised clinical hours, which he begins by soliciting patients from Craigslist and conducts the free sessions in his parent’s garage. This hilarious series follows David on his journey, and features the brightest talent from Chicago’s renowned comedy scene.

Other executive producers include Chuck Martin (Arrested Development), Jean Doumanian, Patrick Daly and Jonathan Stern.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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