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David Wain, Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, and More Show Up in the 'Newsreaders' Season 2 Trailer

The second season of Newsreaders premieres October 23rd at midnight, and Adult Swim released a trailer today featuring new host Alan Tudyk as "Reagan Biscayne" and appearances by Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, Jenna Fischer, Rob Riggle, Steve Little, David Hasselhoff, Billy Ray Cyrus, and tons more.

The Catholic League Is Cautiously Hopeful About 'Black Jesus'

"If the goal is to lure young people to take a closer look at Jesus, the Son of God, that is noble… But if so, it is not a good sociological sign: Must we debase Jesus to make him real? It will be interesting to see how the show develops, and how the audience reacts to the Jesus message, however twisted his delivery."

- President of the Catholic League Bill Donahue addresses Adult Swim's new show Black Jesus in an official statement calling the show's depiction of Jesus a "mixed bag" who has "many redeeming qualities."

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 [...]

Bob Odenkirk, Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly, and More Show Up in the Trailer for 'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories'

Adult Swim released a new trailer for Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's new show Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories today that's filled with some great guest stars like Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly, Jason Schwartzman, and Laurie Metcalf, to name a few. "The idea basically is it's our version of The Twilight Zone, where it's just a different story every episode, basically, from the minds of Tim & Eric," Heidecker told us last year. "Funny but dark. Exploring different genres and different tropes." Bedtime Stories premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15am.

Mike Tyson Made Sure the 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Comic-Con Panel Was More Ridiculous Than Informative

Mike Tyson Mysteries is undoubtedly the most bizarre-sounding and anticipated upcoming show on Adult Swim, but don't watch the cast's Rob Corddry-hosted Comic-Con panel if you're looking for more details about it. Instead watch it to see Mike Tyson talk about his 2,000 pigeons, confuse the meaning and spelling of many words, mix up Norm Macdonald and Jim Rash's roles, frequently interrupt his fellow panelists, and be generally ridiculous. At one point an audience member asks Tyson what his favorite Adult Swim show is, to which he replies:

"I don't know if it's Adult Swim, but it's those badass black kids that's always cursing, which one? I think Eddie [...]

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 [...]

Tim Heidecker Says 'Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories' Is a Reflection of Our "Shit Culture"

"Once we started making the show, and we saw what we were actually doing, I sort of thought, Well, this show is not going to make you feel good. And we shouldn’t be feeling good! We’re shit people. We’re a shit culture. This is like punishment for being horrible. There’s so much feel-good stuff that comes out, especially in comedy now, where things are very cute and very clever and sort of like everybody’s in on the joke and winking. I feel like our show tends to try to be like a little more reminding of how awful things really are in the world."

- In a new interview [...]

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Roasts the Nerds of Comic-Con

Back in May, Adult Swim announced that they had ordered an untitled half-hour series starring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog co-created by Smigel, Michael Koman, and David Feldman, and at Comic-Con the group talked about what we can expect from the series — that is, when Triumph wasn't preoccupied burning the audience and panel moderator Leonard Maltin. While the only new casting news is the addition of Nebraska's June Squibb, Smigel told the audience that they are really hoping to get Sam Donaldson to play one of Triumph's poker buddies, and Koman described the show as part scripted sitcom and part multi-cam [...]

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: