October 10, 2018

Showtime announced today that Kidding has been renewed for a second season. The good news, which was announced on the show's official Twitter account, comes midway through the dramedy's freshman run.

Through its first five episodes, the series has struggled to find a sizeable audience, averaging just over 300,000 viewers with a sub-0.1 rating among adults 18-49. Critics have generally has positive things to say though, with reviewers noting its poignant storytelling that is both endearing and heartbreaking, while still managing its share of humorous situations.

The series premiered in September with Jim Carrey starring in his first-ever television lead role. His last time as a TV regular was a cast member of the '90s sketch comedy series In Living Color. In Kidding, Carrey stars as a kind-hearted man named Jeff who has become a beacon of hope and wisdom to kids across American in his role as Mr. Pickles, an icon of children's television and anchor of a successful branding empire. But when family issues begin to take over his life, Jeff's sanity hangs in the balance while coping with the crisis.

Look for Season 2 of Kidding in 2019.