Turner’s Adult Swim has reupped original live-action series Black Jesus and animated shows Mike Tyson Mysteries and Mr. Pickles for second seasons. The renewals follow Adult Swim’s expansion to 8 PM earlier this year with an emphasis on more original programming.
In Mike Tyson Mysteries, which premiered a month ago, Mike Tyson takes 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 — Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register is executive producer and Hugh Davidson is producer.
Black Jesus ranks No. 1 in its time period among all targeted adult and male demos. It 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. Creators Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg executive produce 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.
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. Since its premiere, Mr. Pickles has averaged almost 1.5 million total viewers in the cable net’s key young adult demo. A HotHouse production, Mr. Pickles is created and executive produced by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart and executive produced by Michael Rizzo.
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