3:25pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Kidding,' Starring Jim Carrey, Canceled at Showtime
Kidding's time has come.
Showtime has opted to cancel its Jim Carrey comedy after a two-season run. The second season wrapped its run in March with 54,000 same-day viewers. The episode left the door open for a potential third season but wrapped up its central storyline at the same time.
"After two seasons, Kidding has concluded its run on Showtime. We are very proud to have aired this imaginative, critically acclaimed and rewarding series, and we would like to thank Jim Carrey, Dave Holstein, Michael Aguilar, Michel Gondry and the entire cast and crew for their brilliant and tireless work," Showtime said in a statement.
With the cancellation, Showtime no longer has any projects in the works with Carrey, who previously exec produced the two-season dramedy I'm Dying Up Here. Showtime's roster of scripted originals includes Billions, The Chi, City on a Hill, Black Monday, Penny Dreadful, Work in Progress, The L Word, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, the upcoming Good Lord Bird, First Ladies anthology, Halo and more.