During the 2015 TCA press tour Pivot, Participant Media’s television network, unveiled three productions in development including Shrink, a 30-minute scripted comedy based on the New York Television Festival award-winning pilot developed by Chuck Martin (Arrested Development), Ted Tremper (Break-ups: The Series) and Tim Baltz (Veep) and produced by Jean Doumanian and Patrick Daly for Jean Doumanian Productions.
The announcement was made today by Belisa Balaban, head of Original Programming for Pivot. “As we continue our mission to produce entertainment that showcases unique stories that inspire those watching to learn more and take action, we’re excited to be in development on projects that do just that with Chuck Martin, Brian Knappenberger, and Chris Kluwe.”
Writer/Producer: Chuck Martin; Creators: Ted Tremper and Tim Baltz; Executive Producers: Jean Doumanian and Patrick Daly/ Jean Doumanian Productions
Shrink is based on the New York Television Festival award-winning pilot (for Best Comedy and the Critics’ Choice Award) created by Tremper and Baltz – both of whom were recently named by Complex Magazine, "Funny People Who Should Get Their Own TV Shows” – and written by Martin. In Shrink, when a recent medical school graduate fails to match with a residency program, he uses his temporary medical license, Craigslist, and his parents' garage to perform the 1,750 hours of free therapy needed to become a clinical therapist in hopes of fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a real doctor.