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Jim Carrey Returning to Television in New Showtime Comedy Series

It’s been nearly two decades since Jim Carrey appeared on television in the sketch comedy series In Livin’ Color, but, he’s about to make his triumphant return to the small screen.  He will be starring in a new half-hour comedy series titled Kidding coming soon to Showtime.

The pitch for the series is as follows:

“Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, 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 this 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.”

Is it just us or does this role sound like a PERFECT fit for Carrey?  The series will be directed by Michel Gondry who has previously worked with Carrey on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and was created by Dave Holestein who will also act as showrunner.

Showtime president David Nevins expressed his excitement for the new series by saying:

“No one inhabits a character like Jim Carrey, and this role – which is like watching Humpty Dumpty after the fall – is going to leave television audiences wondering how they went so long without him.  With his Eternal Sunshine partner Michel Gondry on board to direct, we are on our way to a magnetic, volcanic and emotional viewing experience.”

Kidding will be Carrey’s first series regular role since his time on In Living Color.  We can’t wait to see what this show has in store for audiences.

What do you think about Jim Carrey’s return to television?  Are you excited for the new series?  Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Jim Carrey Returning to Television in New Showtime Comedy Series

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Source: Entertainment Weekly