Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart.


Dave Holstein
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Series cast summary:
Jim Carrey ...  Jeff Pickles 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Frank Langella ...  Seb / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Judy Greer ...  Jill 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Cole Allen ...  Will Pickles / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Juliet Morris ...  Maddy / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Catherine Keener ...  Deirdre 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Justin Kirk ...  Peter 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Bernard White ...  Scott Perera 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Alex Raul Barrios Alex Raul Barrios ...  Derrell 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Coda Boesel ...  B.D. 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Juliocesar Chavez Juliocesar Chavez ...  Gigs 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Gwen Hollander ...  Sheryl aka Astron-Otter / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Patrick Johnson ...  Utility Puppeteer / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Julitta Scheel Julitta Scheel ...  Cassidy 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Dan Garza ...  Ennui / ... 10 episodes, 2018-2020


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 guide 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. Written by Showtime

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Hi, cruel world


Comedy | Drama


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Simultaneously with the announcement of the series order, it was confirmed that Jim Carrey had been cast in the series' lead role. On December 14, 2017, it was reported that Catherine Keener had been cast as the series' female lead. On January 4, 2018, it was announced that Frank Langella had joined the main cast in a series regular role. On February 13, 2018, it was reported that Judy Greer had also joined the main cast. On March 15, 2018, it was announced that Justin Kirk had been cast in a recurring role. In May 2018, it was reported that Ginger Gonzaga and Bernard White were joining the cast in a recurring capacity. On July 9, 2018, it was announced that Grace Song had been cast in a recurring role. See more »


Seb: [to Jeff] You are not a real person, you are a man in a box. People see a trusted brand. No one sees the man.
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I dont know if its good or bad but its something special
31 August 2018 | by arxontas21See all my reviews

I really cant tell if this show is good. Not yet at least, but it really got my attention. Very heavy show trying to touch some very heavy topics. Jim is really good and im afraid that he is trying to reveal some of his true emotions in this show. I can surely say one thing. You should give it a shot. I promise you that you wont get bored.

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31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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