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Kidding 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2018– )
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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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Deirdre deals with a medical issue while attending Jeff's Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. Jeff tries to be anyone but himself. Seb meets someone old and someone new.


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Sunday, February 23

After an international incident, Jeff, Deirdre, Will and Seb attend a funeral at sea.


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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Hi, cruel world

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kidding See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aggregate Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Travers at IndieWire reviewed the first four episodes of the show, and called it an alt-reality In Living Color: Mr. Rogers (1993), and that although the fixation on death is "uncomfortable, [...] it shows signs of a lighter, broader scope and is buoyed by unrelenting optimism." He praised the story for treating Jeff's sincerity with genuine respect, and Jim Carrey for his "terrific" and "nuanced" performance. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: Please don't use a bad word when you can use a good word.
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User Reviews

 
Hooked. No Kidding!
1 October 2018 | by MikeO_64See all my reviews

While I admit after the first episode, I knew I liked it, but thought I could go either way depending on the next. I am now fully invested in this tremendous show. Jim Carrey doing TV again was the catalyst, obviously, but it has soared past any expectations I might've had. It is equally quirky, and shocking, and hilarious, and above all, supremely well-written. Never talks down or insults your intelligence. Why Frank Langella didn't become a superstar is beyond me. He is an absolutely stunning actor. I am glued to the screen when I watch "Kidding" every bit as much as I was to "Breaking Bad", but for obviously different reasons.


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