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KIDDING Season Two Premieres On February 9 at 10 PM ET/PT


Jim Carrey returns in his Golden Globe nominated performance as the iconic children’s television host, Jeff Pickles, in the second season of KIDDING. This season picks up moments after season one’s cliffhanger, and with his beloved Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time off the air for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Pickles must find a way to communicate with his many fans who still need him. Jeff creates a new and controversial method to talk directly to children across the world only to become the target of animosity for the first time in his career. As Jeff navigates the most complicated moral gray areas of his life, he discovers a new side of himself in a season full of music, magic, puppets and pathos. 

The series also stars Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out), Judy Greer (Married), Cole Allen, Juliet Morris and Justin Kirk (WEEDS). KIDDING is executive produced by Carrey, Dave Holstein, Michel Gondry, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Emmy nominee Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente.

To watch and share the KIDDING trailer, go to: https://youtu.be/ywdShPl5HEw.

 

SYNOPSES:

Episode 201
Title: The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio
Written by Dave Holstein
Directed by Jake Schreier
Jeff realizes that if he can tell a lie for the first time in his life he’ll get everything he’s ever wanted.

Episode 202
Title: Up, Down and Everything in Between
Written by Michael Vukadinovich
Directed by Jake Schreier
While Jill, Deirdre and Seb debate over who is to blame for Jeff’s recent behavior, Jeff finds himself in the real-world version of Pickle Barrel Falls.

Episode 203
Title: I’m Listening
Written by Roberto Benabib
Directed by Kimberly Peirce
Jeff has an idea for how he can speak directly to the children of the world while Seb hands over the reins of the Pickle empire to Deirdre. After finding a book of magic spells, Will finds himself face to face with the past.

Episode 204
Title: I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like
Written by Hilary Weisman Graham
Directed by Kimberly Peirce
After realizing that he might not have any real friends, Jeff makes a new best friend. Deirdre tries to get Puppet Time back on the air.

Episode 205
Title: Episode #3101
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Directed by Michel Gondry
Jeff tries to teach children about change in the first episode of the 31st season of Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time.

Episode 206
Title: The Death of Fil
Written by Dave Holstein
Directed by Michel Gondry
After an international incident, Jeff, Deirdre, Will and Seb attend a funeral at sea.

Episode 207
Title: The Acceptance Speech
Written by Michael Vukadinovich
Directed by Bert & Bertie
Deirdre deals with a medical issue while attending Jeff’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. Jeff tries to be anyone but himself. Seb meets someone old and someone new.

Episode 208
Title: A Seat on the Rocket
Written by Jas Waters
Directed by Bert & Bertie
Jeff decides to start a new Pickles family while Deirdre tries to get some good PR for the show.

Episode 209
Title: The Nightingale Pledge
Written by Dylan Tanous and Dave Holstein
Directed by Jake Schreier
Jeff learns the safest place for him is far away from everyone. Will talks to a mysterious visitor at his school.  With Maddy’s help, Deirdre gets a win for the show.

Episode 210
Title: The Puppet Dalai Lama
Written by Dave Holstein
Directed by Jake Schreier
Jill asks Jeff a question he isn’t sure if he can answer.

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