Kidding: Jim Carrey Channels Mr. Rogers in Surreal Puppet Comedy

All September long, IGN is spotlighting the best TV coming your way in the 2018-2019 season. Today we’re taking a look at Jim Carrey’s highly-anticipated return to the small screen with Showtime’s new series, Kidding, premiering September 9. The series mixes inspiration from Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Truman Show into a half-hour format that is equal parts heartfelt, dramatic, and downright surreal.

With Kidding, Showtime steps into the tried and true world of children’s entertainment — kind of. The series sets out to explore the challenges of preserving kindness against the backdrop of an unkind world. With its premiere just days away — Kidding premieres Sunday, September 9 on Showtime — IGN can exclusively reveal a first-look image, which gives a peek at Mr. Pickles and one of his “Puppet Time” friends and co-stars in the first episode, titled “Green Means Go.”

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