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“Kidding” Season 2: Jim Carrey Talks Showtime Series’ “Magic” [VIDEO]

In “The Wonderful World of Television” these days, there are any number of reasons why a show gets cancelled or saved… has its premiere moved up or pushed back… or gets nearly completely retooled. In the case of Showtime and the second season of Jim Carrey, Michel Gondry, and Dave Holstein‘s award-winning and critically-acclaimed series […]

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“Kidding” Season 2 Moved to February 2020; Paired with “Homeland” Final Season

In “The Wonderful World of Television” these days, there are any number of reasons why a show gets cancelled or saved… has its premiere moved up or pushed back… or gets nearly completely retooled. In the case of Showtime and the second season of Jim Carrey, Michel Gondry, and Dave Holstein‘s award-winning and critically-acclaimed series […]



Kidding’s Jim Carrey No Fan of Louis C.K.’s Parkland Shooting “Jokes” (OPINION)

If there’s one thing Golden Globes nominee Jim Carrey (Showtime’s Kidding) hasn’t the time nor the tolerance for anyone lobbing jokes at the survivors of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. So when stand-up comic Louis C.K. chose to make Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and others the focus of one of […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 8/9 ‘Philliam’/’Lt. Pickles’ Stumbles a Bit, Sticks Landing (REVIEW)

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the freshman series’ eighth and ninth episodes, ‘Philliam’/’Lt. Pickles.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series director Michel Gondry on the 10-episode season. It’s not […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 10 ‘Some Day’: The Pickles Hits the Fan (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Showtime Kidding‘s Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues to work through: a year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff finds his personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives playing not-so-nicely with each other and everyone – especially dad/producer Seb (Frank Langella) – is getting concerned. But for […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 9 ‘Lt. Pickles’: Jill Plays Devil’s Advocate (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Showtime Kidding‘s Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues to work through: a year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff finds his personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives playing not-so-nicely with each other and everyone – especially dad/producer Seb (Frank Langella) – is getting concerned. But for […]

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Showtime Greenlights 1938 L.A.-Set Sequel Series

If you’re one of “The Dreadfuls” then you know if there was any series that would find a way to rise from the dead, it was Showtime‘s Penny Dreadful – and you’d be right! The cable network has given the go-ahead for sequel series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, from Penny Dreadful creator/writer/executive producer John […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 8 ‘Philliam’: Seb’s Guide to Making Baseball a Full Contact Sport (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Showtime Kidding‘s Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues to work through: a year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff finds his personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives playing not-so-nicely with each other and everyone – especially dad/producer Seb (Frank Langella) – is getting concerned. But for […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 7 ‘Kintsugi’: Imperfectly Perfect in Every Way

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the inaugural run’s seventh episode ‘Kintsugi.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series director Michel […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 7 ‘Kintsugi’: “Mr. Pickles-san” Pays a Visit (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Showtime Kidding‘s Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues to work through: a year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff finds his personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives playing not-so-nicely with each other and everyone – especially dad/producer Seb (Frank Langella) – […]

Kidding s01e06 ‘The Cookie’: Jeff’s Identity Crisis Has Some Company (REVIEW)

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the freshman season’s sixth episode ‘The Cookie.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series director […]

Kidding: Jeff Meets The Lipinski Sisters and Their…”Tara-keet”??? (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues: a year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff finds his personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives playing not-so-nicely with each other and everyone – especially dad/producer Seb (Frank Langella) – is getting concerned. But […]

Kidding: Jim Carrey, Michel Gondry’s Showtime Dramedy Renewed for Season 2

Looks like we’re in for an extended stay at Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time, with Showtime giving an official thumbs-up for a second season of Jim Carrey (The Truman Show) and Michel Gondry‘s (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) dramedy Kidding. With the series’ inaugural season set to wrap on November 11, the Dave Holstein-created series will […]


Kidding s01e04 Bye, Mom: “It’s Not a Circle. It’s a Hole.” (REVIEW)

Welcome back to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the inaugural season’s fourth episode ‘Bye, Mom.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series […]

Kidding ‘Bye, Mom’ Preview: Jeff Worries About…Copycat Waterfall-Jumpers?

After his blind date with superfan Shaina (Riki Lindhome) leaves him with a better understanding of the impact Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time has had – and continues to have – on people’s lives, Jeff (Jim Carrey) begins to take a more cautious (???) approach to the show. In the following preview for Showtime‘s Kidding s01e04 ‘Bye, […]


Kidding Season 1 ‘Every Pain Needs a Name’: Just Say “Presto!” to Drugs (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Kidding‘s Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues: a year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff finds his personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives playing not-so-nicely with each other and everyone – especially dad/producer Seb (Frank Langella) – is getting concerned. But […]