'Kidding': Justin Kirk Joins Cast of Showtime Comedy Pilot
Weeds and Angels in America actor Justin Kirk is to play a recurring role in Showtime's half-hour comedy Kidding.
The 10-episode series is to star Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener, Frank Langella and Judy Greer. It follows Jeff, the host of a popular children's program, as his home life spectacularly falls apart.
Kirk will play Peter, the new boyfriend of Jeff's estranged wife Jill, played by Greer.
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"Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope," a synopsis from the cable network said. "The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking."
Michel Gondry -- with whom Carrey collaborated on the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -- is producing and directing the project.
Dave Holstein wrote the pilot and serves as showrunner.
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.AlertMe