Norm Macdonald and Jim Rash will voice a cartoon series this fall solving mysteries with boxing great Mike Tyson — and that’s not the only odd buddy-buddy series coming this fall and winter to Adult Swim.
The late-night bastion of the Cartoon Network unveiled its upcoming programming today (it’ll make a formal Upfronts presentation next week), and it includes the Mike Tyson Mysteries, a live-action pairing of Jack McBrayer with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, an imagining of Black Jesus in modern-day Compton, a pilot from Jon Glaser about a werewolf hunter, bedtime stories from Tim & Eric and more.
A look at each of the new series:
Black Jesus (coming this summer): Half-hour live-action scripted, from Aaron McGruder of The Boondocks fame. Stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson as Black Jesus, living in Compton, Calif., and co-stars Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb and John Witherspoon. Production team: 5 Mutts Productions, McGruder, Mike Clattenberg, Norman Aladjem, John Bravakis.
Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories (coming this summer): Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim return with an anthology series. Live-action half-hours.
Mike Tyson Mysteries (coming this fall): Half-hour animated, from Warner Bros. Animation. Tyson solves mysteries with his Mystery Team, which includes the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man. With some live-action sequences?! Co-stars Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras and Jim Rash.
Mr. Pickles (coming this fall): Fifteen-minute animated, from Will Carsola and Dave Stewart, about a pet dog who’s a very bad dog.
Untitled Triumph/McBrayer Sitcom (launch date TBA): Half-hour live-action scripted, with McBrayer playing a former child star from a 1980s TV series that also starred Triumph. They reunite 15 years later. Created by Robert Smigel, Michael Koman and David Feldman. Produced by Poochie Doochie Productions and Universal Television.
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The Venture Bros. Special (launching later this year): An hour-long animated adventure into space from the series created and directed by Jackson Publick, and written by Publick with Doc Hammer.
Dream Corp LLC: Live-action and rotoscope hybrid, from Daniel Stessen and John Krasinski. About an experimental therapy facility that creates a virtual reality for patients to confront issues in their waking life by simulating their wildest dreams, led by Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries).
Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter: Created by Jon Glaser, about a neon-clad man in small-town Vermont with a certain set of skills.
Untitled World Star Hip Hop Project: Live-action single-cam from the popular website featuring celebrity guests.