Magazine article Screen International

Jim Carrey to Star in Showtime Series 'Kidding'

Magazine article Screen International

Jim Carrey to Star in Showtime Series 'Kidding'

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Showtime orders 10-episode first season; Michel Gondry to direct.

Jim Carrey, Michel Gondry

Showtime has announced the pick-up of 10-episode, half-hour comedy series Kidding, starring Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades.

In Kidding, Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, a children’s television icon who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. Then his beloved family implodes and his sanity begins to unwind.

Carry will reunite with his Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Michel Gondry as director. Carrey will serve as an executive produce with Gondry, Jason Bateman, Jim Garavente, Raffi Adlan and Michael Aguilar.

Dave Holstein, known for Showtime series Weeds and Raising Hope, wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. …

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