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TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2018– )
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Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart.


Dave Holstein
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Season 2 Premiere

Most Recent Episode

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Everyone in Jeff's life deals with the results of the speech Jeff made on national television.

Previous Episode

Sunday, November 4, 2018



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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Jim Carrey ...  Jeff / ... 10 episodes, 2018
Frank Langella ...  Seb 10 episodes, 2018
Judy Greer ...  Jill 10 episodes, 2018
Catherine Keener ...  Deirdre 10 episodes, 2018
Cole Allen ...  Will Pickles / ... 10 episodes, 2018
Juliet Morris ...  Maddy / ... 10 episodes, 2018
Bernard White ...  Scott Perera 9 episodes, 2018
Alex Raul Barrios Alex Raul Barrios ...  Derrell 9 episodes, 2018
Justin Kirk ...  Peter 8 episodes, 2018
Julitta Scheel Julitta Scheel ...  Cassidy 8 episodes, 2018
Coda Boesel ...  Bong Dude 8 episodes, 2018
Juliocesar Chavez ...  Giggles 8 episodes, 2018
Mary Faber ...  Macy / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Dan Garza ...  Ennui Le Triste 7 episodes, 2018
Ginger Gonzaga ...  Vivian 6 episodes, 2018


Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him - who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality's family - wife, two sons, sister and father - begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. Written by Showtime

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Hi, cruel world


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kidding See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aggregate Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Caroline Framke of Variety said that the show succeeds in places but more often than not it "feels caught between too many tones and ideas to become quite as distinctive as it could be." Framke wrote that over the first four episodes the show better understands TV personality and business of Mr. Pickles than it does of grieving father Jeff. See more »


Seb: [to Jeff] You are not a real person, you are a man in a box. People see a trusted brand. No one sees the man.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Heartbreaking but AMAZING
9 September 2018 | by sammiesoonjSee all my reviews

Jim's portrayal of Mr. Pickles is wonderful. He is so pure and loving, but is going through so much pain. Witnessing the breaks in that demeanor is very real and touching. Seeing someone who strives to be a role model for kids react in such a human way. A reaction that is so opposite of the on screen Mr. Pickles. I cannot wait for more episodes. I don't believe I've ever wanted to write a review for a tv show as badly as I did for this one.

Honestly, I feel as though I need this show. Strange how a piece of entertainment can feel therapeutic. I very much look forward to his continued development. Most people in his situation would crumble. I wonder what roads he will choose!

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