Kidding is an American family tragicomedy television series created by Dave Holstein that premiered on September 9, 2018, on Showtime. The series stars Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris, and Catherine Keener. Michel Gondry serves as executive producer and directed several episodes. In October 2018, Showtime renewed the series for a second season which premiered February 9, 2020. In July 2020, the series was canceled after two seasons.


Kidding is set in Columbus, Ohio, and follows Jeff Piccirillo, AKA beloved children's television presenter Mr. Pickles, appreciated by children and parents alike. Mr. Pickles anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire, but he faces a personal tragedy and difficult family life.

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    director Michel Gondry
    genre comedy-drama
    keywords brand columbus ohio family life
    publisher Showtime
    theme tragicomedy