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Norm Macdonald Plays an Alcoholic Pigeon in Adult Swim's Upcoming 'Mike Tyson Mysteries'

At Comic-Con, Adult Swim unveiled its 2014-2015 slate of new and returning shows including the new half-hour animated comedy Mike Tyson Mysteries, and you can check out the show's first trailer above. Starring Tyson, Jim Rash, voice actor Rachel Ramras, and Norm Macdonald as a drunk pigeon, Mike Tyson Mysteries will see Tyson and his Mystery Team tackling any problem that comes their way: "If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner." Mike Tyson Mysteries will premiere on Adult Swim sometime this fall.

Paul Scheer Has Put 'NTSF' on Hiatus; Is Developing New Shows at Adult Swim, HBO

Paul Scheer did an interview with Yahoo out today, in which he gave updates on his various TV projects. First, he's decided to put his Adult Swim crime procedural comedy NTSF:SD:SUV, which wrapped its third season in December, on hiatus indefinitely. Scheer said:

We took a break on NTSF this season… I felt like it was a good run. It was super fun: We did 38 episodes and we finished up in London, and I was super psyched about that. And now I wanted to try something different … We may revisit NTSF, but right now it's just kind of… it's not over, but I have no plans to [...]

The Heart, She Holler' Is Returning to Adult Swim with Scott Adsit as the New Sheriff

Adult Swim announced in a press release today that they've renewed Vernon Chatman and John Lee's series The Heart, She Holler for a third season, which will add former 30 Rock star Scott Adsit as a series regular alongside Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, and Heather Lawless. "We are thrilled to be hyped that we are amped about how much we are pumped that the unreasonably funny and talented Scott Adsit will be replacing the irreplaceable Joe Sikora on season three of The Heart, She Holler in the titular role of 'Sheriff,'" Lee and Chatman said in a statement. Production for the new season is currently underway; for more on [...]

Jon Glaser Will Star in and Create the Adult Swim Pilot 'Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter'

Jon Glaser is making another show for Adult Swim. Variety reports that he's creating and starring in a pilot for the network called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. The show follows Neon Joe, a man with a mysterious past who fights werewolves in the town of Garrity, Vermont (aka "B&B Town, USA!"). Paul Rudd and Delocated's Steve Cirbus also appear in the pilot.

Glaser went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in costume as the character last year, but we assumed it was a joke. Here's how he described the show to Vulture:

It’s about a guy that wears neon but he also hates werewolves … He wears [...]

Brett Gelman's 'Dinner with Friends' Is One of the Darkest and Funniest Things on TV

Adult Swim has long been committed to airing some of the most innovative, writer-driven comedies on TV, and that trend continues with Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a half-hour one-off special from comedian Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner that debuts tonight at midnight on the network. Gelman and Woliner have been collaborating for years now, most recently on the Adult Swim's show Eagleheart, which Woliner co-writes and directs and Gelman acts on, and with Dinner with Friends, they've created something that's every bit as funny, dark, and fast-paced as Eagleheart is, and something completely unlike anything else on television.

Watch a Trailer for 'Black Jesus,' a New Comedy from the Creator of 'The Boondocks'

Adult Swim announced today that Black Jesus, a new live-action comedy created by Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks) will be premiering on August 7th, and here's the trailer for the show. Black Jesus stars TV newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson (Grand Theft Auto V) as Jesus Christ, living in modern day Compton. Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, and John Witherspoon play supporting roles. Aaron McGruder recently signed a first-look deal to develop and create new shows for Adult Swim and is currently writing a pilot called Hooligan Squad for the network.

Check out an extended version of the Black Jesus trailer below:

The "Gas Leak Year" of 'The Boondocks'

For its first three seasons, The Boondocks, which followed inner-city siblings Huey and Riley Freeman's adjustment to life in the predominantly white Illinois suburb of Woodcrest, was a genuinely funny and remarkable achievement on TV. It was the first successful TV-MA-rated animated sitcom spearheaded by an African-American comedic mind, as well as the first animated show that the hip-hop generation can be proud to call its own.

Cartoonist Aaron McGruder's adaptation of his own popular 1996-2006 comic strip took no prisoners in its satirical potshots at the likes of gangsta rappers, the Republican Party, Tyler Perry, and the network execs behind BET's lowest-common-denominator programming. The original strip took no prisoners [...]

Ratings vs. Reviews: Where Do Today's Comedies Stack Up?

While it's true that Nielsen ratings are an inaccurate and outdated measure of today's television audiences, they still serve as a show's ultimate ticket to survival when — as we saw in the recent sitcom cancellation bloodbath – network brass decide which programs to axe off their lineup. Some of comedy's biggest fan favorites weren't exactly ratings blockbusters while on the air — see Arrested Development, Happy Endings, and Community – but went on to carve out niche audiences, and as television moves more and more into the internet age, online reviews, Twitter, and fan feedback can gauge a show's watchability faster than asking "Sure, but does it average a steady 5.0 season average Nielsen rating?"

With that in mind, we thought it'd [...]

'Childrens Hospital' Renewed for Sixth Season to Air in 2015

Rob Corddry's hit Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital has been renewed by Adult Swim for a sixth season. Filming will begin this summer in Los Angeles and the new season will premiere sometime next year. Corddry noted that the new season will go back to the original hospital setting after the gang's adventures in Japan last season:

We're placing the Childrens gang safely back in their hospital next season, having spent last season in Japan, so fans can expect the kind of tomfoolery that endeared them to Childrens Hospital back when they were youngsters. Stuff like absurdity, flights of fancy, hard-hitting fake drama, soft-hitting fake drama, farcical door slamming, [...]

Talking to Brett Gelman About His New Adult Swim Special

Tomorrow night, Adult Swim is airing Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a new half-hour special starring comedian Brett Gelman and directed by Jason Woliner, who co-wrote the script with Gelman. Beginning as a talk show Gelman hosts over a meal with six Hollywood actors a la Jon Favreau's Dinner for Five, Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends quickly takes a turn and descends into an evening of psychological torture. Like Eagleheart, the Adult Swim show Gelman acts on and Woliner is a writer, director, and producer on, Dinner with Friends is fast-paced, funny, and unlike anything else on TV.

I recently talked with Brett Gelman [...]

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Return with a New Season of 'On Cinema'

Here's the season five premiere of Adult Swim's On Cinema at the Cinema, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington's insightful movie review web series. In this installment, they catch up on a bunch of summer movies and spend most of the time talking about Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000.

Eric Andre Wore a Peanut Butter Thong to Madison Square Dog Park

Instagram user Brad Frost posted photos and a description of Eric Andre showing up to a dog park in Madison Square Park today, where he took off all his clothes except for a thong made of peanut butter, put his legs in stirrups and had a bunch of dogs lick the peanut butter off. This is most likely a stunt for the upcoming third season of his Adult Swim series The Eric Andre Show, which is filming right now, and it may just be the craziest thing Andre has done yet.

Check out the photos of Andre (who has long hair now) at the dog park below:

Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Buddy Up for Adult Swim Series

In one of the most inspired TV pairings in a while, Adult Swim has ordered a buddy comedy series starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, THR reports. The untitled half-hour series is created by Robert Smigel (who voices Triumph), Michael Koman, and David Feldman and follows "the lives of two former child actors (McBrayer and Triumph) who starred in a Lassie-esque series from the '80s and '90s. After their show's cancellation prompted a depraved downward spiral, Jack is back on the straight and narrow when Triumph finds his way back into his life." Click through to watch McBrayer and Triumph star together in a 2012 [...]

A Guide to Your Favorite Sitcom TV Writers on Twitter

Last month we compiled a complete guide to all the best late night and sketch show writers on Twitter, from talk shows to SNL to Comedy Central's crop of new and returning sketch series. This round we're highlighting the writing staffs of some of the finest sitcoms and animated series on television today, from both established network regulars like Community and Parks and Rec to breakthrough newcomers like Broad City, Silicon Valley, and Rick and Morty. Writing for a television show is above all a collaborative effort, so here's a zoomed-in glance at the teams hard at work to keep you hooked on all your favorite shows week [...]