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Kidding 

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

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Dave Holstein
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jim Carrey ...  Jeff / ... 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 ...  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
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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 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

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

When creator Dave Holstein wrote the pilot, he envisioned Jim Carrey as the only option for the lead character. His drive was so that when he heard Carrey was producing a show for Showtime, I'm Dying Up Here, he managed to get a job as a writer on it so he could pitch Kidding to Carrey. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: Please don't use a bad word when you can use a good word.
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Heartbreaking but AMAZING
9 September 2018 | by sammiesoonjSee all my reviews

Jim's portrayal of Mr. Pickles is wonderful. He is so pure and loving, but is going through so much pain. Witnessing the breaks in that demeanor is very real and touching. Seeing someone who strives to be a role model for kids react in such a human way. A reaction that is so opposite of the on screen Mr. Pickles. I cannot wait for more episodes. I don't believe I've ever wanted to write a review for a tv show as badly as I did for this one.

Honestly, I feel as though I need this show. Strange how a piece of entertainment can feel therapeutic. I very much look forward to his continued development. Most people in his situation would crumble. I wonder what roads he will choose!


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31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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