Seth MacFarlane, Trey Parker and Matt Stone can all claim a legacy piece of Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new weekly quarter-hour show green lit for Adult Swim. The show will mix in live-action footage of Tyson with a cartoon sidekick that owes a lot to Stewie Griffin and Cartman.
Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries.
Another Adult Swim pick-up answers a long-held FishbowlLA prayer. Set for fall 2013 import, Canada’s Hot Package is a fake version of Entertainment Tonight, Extra and their homogeneous like, featuring none other than former format vet Pat O’Brien. Read Molloy’s Adult Swim rundown here.[Photo: Carla Van Wagoner/Shutterstock.com]