Sunday 22:00 on Showtime
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes

Genre: / Musical / Drama /

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Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him - who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality's family - wife, two sons, sister and father - begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guid more
...e him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
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'Kidding' Season 2 Review: Jim Carrey's Showtime Comedy Delivers on Its Ambitious Potential

The new season of “Kidding” is exactly the kind of Season 2 every show should strive for. Dave Holstein’s debut episodes offered an intriguing premise, imaginative storytelling, and strong performances (especially from star Jim Carrey), but the show’s morbid subject matter was overly emphasized by dark atmospherics and difficult tonal swings — a black comedy where the descriptor overloaded the genre. But in Season 2, b... more Comments

Kidding Creator Previews Season 2: Consequences for Jeff Pickles, Deirdre's Spiral, Ariana Grande's Visit and More

When we last left Kidding‘s Jeff Piccirillo (played by Jim Carrey), he had intentionally mowed down his wife’s boyfriend with his car in the climax of a season-long mental breakdown. His lost sanity was the result of grief stemming from a family tragedy that took the life of one of his sons. Since the show-within-the-show must go on, how will “Mr. Pickles” recover from vehicular assault and attempt... more Comments

'Kidding' Producers Ink First-Look Deal With Showtime

“Kidding” creator Dave Holstein and fellow executive producer Roberto Benabib have signed a first-look deal with Showtime. The deal will cover all projects they create and develop across multiple platforms. The duo are also forming a production shingle together called R&D Analytics, which will focus on developing “voice-driven television projects in all four quadrants.” Holstein currently se... more Comments