Adult Swim Renews ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries,’ ‘Black Jesus,’ ‘Mr. Pickles’

The animated shows intended for adult audiences will all be back for second seasons

Last Updated: December 10, 2014 @ 9:12 AM

Adult Swim announced on Wednesday that it has renewed three freshman animated series: “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” “Black Jesus” and “Mr. Pickles.”

If you haven’t seen it yet, “Mike Tyson Mysteries” is exactly what it sounds like. The “Scooby Doo” parody follows the former Heavyweight Champion of the world solving crimes with a Mystery Team consisting of  the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter Yung Hee, and a pigeon who was once a man.

“Black Jesus” ranked no. 1 basic cable series in its time slot among all targeted adult and male demographics. Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg’s series follows the son of God on a mission to spread love and kindness in Compton, California.

“Mr. Pickles” has averaged almost 1.5 million total viewers, while consistently winning the 18-34 adult demographic in its time slot. The animated series — set in an Old Town slowly being overtaken by the modern world — follows a family and its eponymous border collie set.