Kidding premieres

Jeff Piccirillo, a.k.a. Jeff Pickles, a.k.a. Mr. Pickles, host of the children’s TV show “Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time” and a national icon who’s dealing with family problems and personal challenges on top of the behind-the-scene pressures of managing his TV show that’s a multimillion-dollar family dynasty.

His marriage and his sanity are unraveling after the loss of a child, Jeff is propelling forward with a determined positivity, trying to make the best of an unspeakably heartbreaking situation. His bosses, meanwhile, are focused on making sure Mr. Pickles’ multimillion-dollar merchandising empire isn’t negatively affected by the tragedy.

Sundays on Showtime.