Showtime has renewed Jim Carrey’s comedy, “Kidding” for a second season.
“Kidding” was created and executive produced by Dave Holstein, who wrote multiple episodes and serves as showrunner.
The series follows Carrey as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, a beloved children’s entertainer who sees his own life upended as his personal relationships begin to implode. The series, which also stars Catherine Keener, Judy Greer and Frank Langella, reunites Carrey with Michel Gondry, who directed Carrey in 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
“‘Kidding’ has established itself as one of the most endearing and inventive shows on television,” said Showtime programming president Gary Levine. “I feel like I have been watching Mr. Pickles my whole life, and I look forward to being entranced by his unique blend of hilarity and heartbreak in season two.”
Gondry is an executive producer on the show and directed several episodes, including the premiere. Other executive producers include Carrey, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente. Carrey and Aguilar also served as executive producers Showtime’s stand-up comedy period drama “I’m Dying Up Here,” which Showtime recently announced would not return for a third season.
The series marked Carrey’s return to television as a series star 24 years after appearing on “In Living Color.” “Kidding” will air its season finale on Nov. 11.