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In this comedy-drama series, the star of a popular children's TV series seems to have everything going for him, but when he's confronted with tragedy and a bumpy personal life, he begins to struggle. Kidding is set in Columbus, Ohio and follows Jeff Piccirillo, aka beloved children's television presenter Mr. Pickles, appreciated by children and parents alike. Mr. Pickles anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire, but he faces a personal tragedy and difficult family life.

The series aired on Showtime between 2018 and 2020. It was cancelled after two seasons.

Kidding is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 2018.

Where do I stream Kidding online? Kidding is available for streaming on Showtime, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kidding on demand at Showtime, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel, Google Play, Apple TV, Showtime Anytime online.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Showtime
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes
September 9, 2018
Comedy, Drama
Cast: Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener, Frank Langella, Judy Greer
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Kidding Full Episode Guide

  • Jill asks Jeff a question he isn't sure if he can answer. Season finale

  • Jeff learns the safest place for him is far away from everyone.

  • Jeff decides to start a new Pickles family while Deirdre tries to get some good PR for the show.

  • 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.

  • After an international incident, Jeff, Deirdre, Will and Seb attend a funeral at sea.

  • Jeff tries to teach children about change in the first episode of the 31st season of Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time.

  • Jeff makes a new best friend.

  • Jeff figures out how to speak directly to the children of the world.

  • 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.

  • Jeff realizes that if he can tell a lie for the first time in his life he'll get everything he's ever wanted.

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

  • Jeff wonders if he's having a breakdown or a breakthrough. Will gets into trouble at school. Scott confronts Deirdre about her feelings for Mr. Pickles-San. Seb decides to make a last-minute change to Pickles on Ice while Jeff is away.

  • Jeff meets the son of his pen pal, an inmate on death row, and decides to help him.

  • Jeff goes off script and starts to speak more honestly to children on Puppet Time as Seb panics that Jeff will soon have to appear on live television for the National Tree Lighting Ceremony. Deirdre and Scott get a new visitor from Japan

  • Will tries to honor his brother in a unique way. Jeff decides to make some changes to Pickles on Ice. Deirdre lets her anger out on Maddy. Jeff tries to convince Vivian to continue with her treatment.

  • Jeff decides to step out of his comfort zone. Seb tries to get Jeff on board with new changes for Puppet Time, as well as his ice skating show

  • Jeff deals with a one-night stand. Jill learns that Jeff has been sending money to someone behind her back and confronts him.

  • Jeff tries to fix his heartbreak. Deirdre deals with her daughter's developing medical condition. Seb outlines the future of Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time without Jeff. Jeff tries to get Will off pot by giving him a hobby.

  • Jeff makes a rash decision that could affect the ability of the show to continue. Seb strategizes how to rebuild Jeff's image. The two disagree about how Jeff can repair his family. Deirdre tries to learn more about what's happening while Maddy is at her piano lesson. Jeff's son Will decides to let loose with his new friends.

  • Jeff Pickles wants to talk about death on his show. Series premiere.

Kidding Video Clips & Extras

Kidding Full Episode (00:17) 'You Know How I Make A New Puppet?' Ep. 10 Official Clip | Kidding | Season 1 Clip (01:39) Bunch Of New Friends | Kidding | Season 1 Clip (01:21)