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[02/13/18 - 09:31 AM]
Judy Greer Joins Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Kidding" as Series Regular
Greer will play Jill, Jeff's (Jim Carrey) estranged wife who has recently hit a rebellious streak.

[01/04/18 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 4
Updates include: FOX mulls sixth season of "Prison Break"; Jimmy Jean-Louis upped to regular on TNT's "Claws"; and Frank Langella cast in Showtime's "Kidding."

[12/14/17 - 10:05 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Catherine Keener Joins Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Kidding"
The series stars Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reunites him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry, who will direct the project.

[09/14/17 - 09:33 AM]
Jim Carrey to Star in New Showtime(R) Series "Kidding," Directed by Oscar(R) Winner Michel Gondry
Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, 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.







KIDDING (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/14/17 - 2/13/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, September 2017) Today, SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey (The Truman Show) in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), who will direct the project With a 10-episode first-season order for KIDDING, Carrey - one of the most beguiling, popular screen stars of his time - will executive produce with Gondry, Emmy(R) nominee Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Jim Garavente (Bad Words), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet) and Michael Aguilar (I'M DYING UP HERE). KIDDING was created by Dave Holstein (WEEDS, Raising Hope), who wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. In KIDDING, Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, 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 guide him through this 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Catherine Keener as Deirdre
· Frank Langella as Seb
· Jim Carrey as Jeff/Mr. Pickles
· Judy Greer as Jill
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dave Holstein as CRTR/EP
· Jason Bateman as EP
· Jim Carrey as EP
· Jim Garavente as EP
· Michael Aguilar as EP
· Michel Gondry as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Raffi Adlan as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available