Adult Swim Orders Mike Tyson Cartoon, Jack McBrayer/Triumph Sitcom, Black Jesus and More

Adult Swim New Programs 2014Adult Swim on Friday announced a slate of new programming fronted by 30 Rocker Jack McBrayer, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Mike Tyson.

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McBrayer will co-star with Triumph in a yet-to-be titled comedy in which they play the former child star of a Lassie-style series and his deviant canine costar (respectively). Fifteen years after going their separate ways, Triumph reenters Jack’s well-adjusted life, only to tempt him with corruption. Robert Smigel (Saturday Night Live, Conan) of course is among the series cocreators.

In the previously announced, animated offering Mike Tyson Mysteries (premiering this fall), the titular heavyweight champ will team with the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, his adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man to, well,Mike Tyson Mysteries solve mysteries. In addition to Tyson — who will also put in live-action appearances — the voice cast includes Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MADtv), and Jim Rash (Community).

Earning a summer premiere date is Black Jesus, a live-action series from Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks) and starring Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Grand Theft Auto V) as Jesus living in present day Compton, Calif., where he embarks on a daily mission to spread love and kindness.

Also premiering this summer is the Twilight Zone-esque anthology comedy Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, from Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

Debuting this fall is the animated quarter-hour Mr. Pickles, about a border collie with a secret satanic streak.

Among Adult Swim’s pilot orders, there’s Dream Corp LLC, a “live-action/rotoscope hybrid” in which an experimental therapy facility creates a virtual reality for patients to confront real-life issues by simulating their wildest dreams, and the self-describing live-action comedy Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter.

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  1. Robby Horine says:

    Uh, don’t know how to tell you this, but all Border Collies have a satanic streak.

  2. c.stulz says:

    Wish they would pick up #AxeCop. after FOX’s ADHD block wraps up.

  3. Joey Padron says:

    I agree Axe Cop should be on Adult Swim. Glad Jack have a new show.