Kidding cancelled after Season 2
James R | On 19, Jul 2020
Jim Carrey comedy Kidding has been cancelled after two seasons.
The comedy drama, which is created by Dave Holstein, saw Carrey take on his first serialised TV role in over two decades as Mr Pickles. A Mr. Rogers-like figure who’s respected by parents and children alike, he’s a children’s entertainer who, behind the scenes, is struggling to cope with the real world.
With Michel Gondry on board as an exec-producer, the show blended tragedy and comedy to heartbreaking effect.
“A moving, hilarious, surprising journey of painful self-discovery,” is how we described the show in our review.
The series co-starred Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Judy Greer (Married), with Carrey and Holstein also exec-producing alongside Michel Gondry, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente.
The show returned for Season 2 this spring, hot on the heels of its return in the US. Now, though, Showtime has decided not to renew the series for a third run.
“After two seasons, Kidding has concluded its run on Showtime. We are very proud to have aired this imaginative, critically acclaimed and rewarding series, and we would like to thank Jim Carrey, Dave Holstein, Michael Aguilar, Michel Gondry and the entire cast and crew for their brilliant and tireless work,” said Showtime in a statement.
Season 1 and 2 of Kidding are, at the time of writing, available on Sky and NOW. For our review, plus where you can watch it online, click here.