Network picks up new seasons of the strangely brilliant ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries,’ along with ‘Mr. Pickles’ and Aaron McGruder’s live-action series ‘Black Jesus.’
Cable net Adult Swim announced Wednesday that it has picked up second seasons of animated series Mike Tyson Mysteries and Mr. Pickles along with live-action series Black Jesus. Today’s announcement continues the network’s expansion into primetime with an emphasis on more original programming.
In the strangely brilliant Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team -- the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry, Mike's adopted Korean daughter Yung Hee, and a pigeon who was once a man (voiced by Norm Macdonald) -- Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register serves as executive producer with Hugh Davidson as producer.
Mr. Pickles is set in the small, old-fashioned world of Old Town that is slowly being taken over by the modern world. The series centers on the lives of the Goodman family and their innocent six-year-old son Tommy, whose best friend is the family’s lovable border collie, Mr. Pickles. A HotHouse production, Mr. Pickles is created and executive produced by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart and executive produced by Michael Rizzo.
The live-action Black Jesus centers on Jesus living in present day Compton, CA, on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg serve as creators and executive producers through McGruder’s 5 Mutts Productions. LEG’s Norman Aladjem, John Bravakis and Stu Schreiberg, along with Robert Wise and Meghann Collin, are also executive producers.
Source: Adult Swim