published Friday, May 10th, 2013

Adult Swim plans a cartoon show to star Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," attends the Los Angeles premiere of the film in Los Angeles.
Mike Tyson, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," attends the Los Angeles premiere of the film in Los Angeles.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Adult Swim says it’s turning Mike Tyson into a cartoon detective.

The network announced a new animated series Friday called “Mike Tyson Mysteries” that will feature the retired boxing champ.

On the show, a cartoon version of Tyson will solve wacky problems, assisted by a trusty associate: a foul-mouthed pet pigeon. The network said Tyson will voice the animated character, as well as make live-action appearances.

The show is targeted for next season, but no premiere date was specified.

Among other programming planned for its 2013-14 season, Adult Swim announced “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II.” It’s a second spinoff of the cable network’s long-running stop-motion sketch comedy series.

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