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Jim Carrey Back in Television to star in comedy series14 Sep 2017
By Eva Araújo (Web correspondent)
When we think the news can’t get any better… we get a surprise!
Showtime will have a new half-hour comedy series and Jim Carrey will be staring in it. Michael Gondry, who was the director for “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind”, will join Jim again as the director for the series.
The title is "Kidding" and Jason Bateman, Jim Garavente (Bad Words), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet) and Michael Aguilar (I’m Dying Up Here), along with Jim Carrey himself and Michael Grondry will be the executive producers. Holstein wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner.
Showtime has ordered 10 episodes that will tell the story of “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 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.”
Even the President and CEO of Showtime, David Nevins is excited about it: “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.”
This are excellent news! We will get to watch Jim Carrey back on TV. The last time was on “The Living Color” from 1990-1994.
We are super happy and filled with expectations!
We at JCO will keep you updated as news get even better!
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