July 14, 2020

It is being reported that Showtime has cancelled Kidding after two seasons. The sad news comes four months after the dramedy's sophomore run.

The Jim Carrey-led series was never a huge ratings draw for the cable network, though it fared reasonably well critically. Its now series finale on March 8 managed to conclude the ongoing storyline, though it did leave things open enough for a potential third season.

Kidding is Carrey's first-ever lead role in a television series. 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.