Official press release courtesy of Adult Swim:
Mike Tyson Mysteries Comes Out Swinging On Adult Swim
New Animated Series Premieres On October 27th
Adult Swim announced today that their new animated adult comedy series, Mike Tyson Mysteries, will premiere on Monday, October 27th att 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The original series from Warner Bros. Animation stars Mike Tyson himself and as the network builds on its big summer ratings, the show is poised to knock out the Monday night competition.
In 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 — Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The gloves come off in this quarter-hour series as the former heavyweight champ and his team gears up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries down for the count.
Mike Tyson Mysteries stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Oscar® winner Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community), and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!, MAD, The Looney Tunes Show) serves as executive producer with Hugh Davidson (MAD, The Looney Tunes Show, Robot Chicken) as producer.
Across the summer (June – August 2014), Adult Swim stood alone as basic cable’s dominant #1 network for both primetime and total day delivery of all young adult and young male demos. The network claimed the #1 ranking in primetime among adults 18-24 & 18-34 and men 18-24 & 18-34, while its total day performance ranked #1 across the board—adults/men 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network; original animated DC Nation shorts for Cartoon Network; and Beware the Batman and the forthcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries series for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
Mike Tyson Mysteries debuted at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and received a standing ovation from those attending the panel for the show. My curiosity has been piqued since watching the trailer from SDCC. The allusions to ’70s cartoons, particularly Scooby-Doo, netted my interest immediately as well as others in my demographic who grew up watching Hanna-Barbera productions.
Be sure to come back to Pop Culture Spin for show recaps of Mike Tyson Mysteries, and other Adult Swim shows this fall.