A series that has a Mr. Rogers type character at the precipice of a mental breakdown sounds like something that Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry together would be perfect for. If you can imagine the alternate universe that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind operates in, this premise from series creator Dave Holstein (writer for Weeds and Raising Hope) would most certainly be another tale from such a place.
10 episodes have been ordered by Showtime already and, curiously enough, Carrey’s TV persona in the show is named Mr. Pickles. Though that, at this point, doesn’t seem to have any relation to the Adult Swim show of the same name, the name Mr. Pickles might just stop having such an innocent ring to it.
Also, take note that Carrey had a significant role in the making of Showtime’s freshly renewed I’m Dying Up Here and, pending how well this series does, we thusly wouldn’t be surprised at Showtime signing Carrey to some kind of overall deal.