Thursday, September 19, 2019

Showtime Shifts Premiere Dates for 'Back to Life' and 'Kidding'

Showtime has made some significant adjustments to its upcoming schedule for the fall and winter. Today, the premium cable network has shifted the premiere dates for new comedy Back to Life and the second season of Kidding.

New comedy Back to Life will now launch on Sunday, November 3 at 10/9c. with back-to-back episodes following the series finale of The Affair. The comedy was originally slated to debut on October 6.

After 18 years behind bars, Miri Matteson (Daisy Haggard) returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large.

The comedy also stars Geraldine James, Richard Durden, Jo Martin, Jamie Michie, Christine Bottomley, Adeel Akhtar and Liam Williams.

Haggard executive produces with Laura Solon, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Sarah Hammond and director Chris Sweeney. Debs Pisani serves as a producer. Two Brothers Pictures and All3Media International produce.

The second season of comedy Kidding will now premiere on Sunday, February 9 at 10/9c. with back-to-back episodes following the final season premiere of Homeland. The new season was originally slated to begin on November 3.

The beloved Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time is off the air for the first time in 30 years, and Jeff must find a way to communicate with his many fans who still need him. He creates a new and controversial method to talk directly to children across the world only to become the target of animosity for the first time in his career. As Jeff navigates the most complicated moral gray areas of his life, he discovers a new side of himself in a season full of music, magic, puppets and pathos. 

The comedy stars Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Catherine Keener, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris and Justin Kirk.

Dave Holstein created the comedy. He executive produces with Carrey, Michel Gondry, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente executive produce.