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[08/31/18 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers the Series Premiere of "Kidding" for Early Sampling
Watch the pilot to the Jim Carrey-led comedy in advance of its linear premiere on Sunday, September 9.

[08/06/18 - 05:04 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Posters and Trailer for Its New Comedy Series "Kidding," Starring Jim Carrey
The series centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him.

[07/09/18 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 9
Updates include: Belle Shouse to star in Facebook Watch's "Queen America"; Chales Esten to recur on TNT's "Tell Me Your Secrets"; and Adam Devine the latest to join HBO's "The Righteous Gemstones."

[06/12/18 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 12
Updates include: James Wolk, Dania Ramirez latest to "Tell Me a Story" at CBS All Access; Jeff Davis to spearhead live action "Aeon Flux" series at MTV; Patrick Walsh to run "The Cool Kids" at FOX.

[06/07/18 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Fall Comedy Premieres with the Launch of the New Season of "Shameless" and New Series "Kidding" on September 9
"Shameless" season nine will feature the show's 100th episode in week four, and is currently in production in Los Angeles.

[05/22/18 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 22
Updates include: Lifetime's "UnREAL" to bow on Hulu for season four; Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz to run Apple's "Amazing Stories"; and John Glenn to take over "SEAL Team" at CBS.

[05/21/18 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 21
Updates include: Amazon renews "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" for a third season; FOX to take over "WWE Smackdown" from USA; and Amazon in talks to pick up Syfy's "The Expanse."

[03/15/18 - 11:32 AM]
Justin Kirk Returns to Showtime(R) in the New Comedy Series "Kidding"
Kirk will play Peter, the new boyfriend of Jill (Judy Greer) who is Jeff's (Jim Carrey) estranged wife.

[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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/9/18 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, June 2018) SHOWTIME has announced its new fall comedy line-up with the ninth season of its hit series SHAMELESS, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and SAG Award(R) winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum, premiering on Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of the new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey 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), at 10 p.m. ET/PT. KIDDING centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, 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. The series also stars Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Judy Greer (Married). Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues. Greer stars as Jeff's estranged wife and their son is played by Cole Allen. Guest stars include Justin Kirk (WEEDS) and Ginger Gonzaga (I'M DYING UP HERE). KIDDING was created and is executive produced by Dave Holstein (WEEDS, Raising Hope), who wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. The series is also executive produced by Gondry, who is directing several episodes, including the premiere. In addition, KIDDING is executive produced by Carrey, Michael Aguilar (I'M DYING UP HERE), Roberto Benabib (WEEDS), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet), Emmy nominee Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Jim Garavente (Bad Words).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Catherine Keener as Deirdre
· Frank Langella as Seb
· Ginger Gonzaga as Vivian
· Jim Carrey as Jeff/Mr. Pickles
· Judy Greer as Jill
· Justin Kirk as Peter
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
· Roberto Benabib as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available