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By Ben Sales 

'The Shrink Next Door,' a dark Jewish-themed podcast


Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell in "The Shrink Next Door."

(JTA) - "The Shrink Next Door," a 2019 reported podcast about a Jewish psychiatrist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who takes control of the life of one of his Jewish patients, is being made into a limited TV series. 

And it's starring two comedy stars who last collaborated on "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." 

The 8-episode adaptation will star Paul Rudd as Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf, the psychiatrist, and Will Ferrell as Marty Markowitz, the patient whose life he takes over. It will stream on Apple+ beginning in November. 

The podcast, reported by Bloomberg columnist Joe Nocera,...

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