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Season Two of ‘Kidding’ on Showtime Nov. 3

Season two of comedy Kidding begins Nov. 3, with back to back episodes kicking off the new season. Jim Carrey stars in that series, playing children’s television host Jeff Pickles. The new season picks up moments after season one’s cliffhanger end. Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time is off the air.

The cast also includes Frank Langella, Catherine Keener, Judy Greer and Cole Allen.

Kidding is executive produced by Carrey, Dave Holstein, Michel Gondry, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente. Holstein is the showrunner. “More puppets, more songs, more joy, more absurdity,” promised Holstein at TCA.

Pop star Ariana Grande plays a role in the new season.

Carrey said of Jeff Pickles, “It is the role of a lifetime. There’s no other place that is better for me to be...except Hawaii.”

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.