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The Adult Swim animated series Mike Tyson Mysteries is hilariously odd and surprisingly charming. While Mike Tyson solves various mysteries that are sent to him by carrier pigeon, he is aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team – the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry (Jim Rash), his adopted Korean daughter Yung Hee (Rachel Ramras), and a pigeon who was once a man (Norm MacDonald). During this recent interview to promote the new show, Mike Tyson and producer Hugh Davidson talked about where the story ideas come from, how Cormac McCarthy ended up in the premiere, his persona in this cartoon, the inspiration of Scooby Doo, how the pigeon and ghost came into the story, what fans can expect from this season, and the secret to successfully reinventing yourself. Check out what they had to say after the jump. Question: Where do these story ideas come from? Hugh Davidson: They pretty much come from me. »
- Christina Radish
Silliness is an admirable quality, but to borrow a boxing metaphor, jabbing away with that alone represents a rather slim arsenal. Yet into the ring steps “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” the latest round in the former heavyweight champ’s gradual transformation into a hip entertainment commodity, from “The Hangover” movies to his one-man show (and HBO special) and now this Adult Swim animated series, which casts Tyson at the center of a Scooby-Doo-like spoof. Filled with non sequiturs and raunchy dialogue, the show’s reception should closely correlate with the level of illicit substances ingested by its audience.
Writer-producer Hugh Davidson (“The Looney Tunes Show”) extracts the expected fun from the animated Tyson garbling the English language (or for that matter, trying to say “Chupacabra”), while surrounding the boxer’s alter ego with a Mystery Team consisting of the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry (voiced by Jim Rash), Mike’s »
- Brian Lowry
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Ice Cube was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," talking about how he just wrapped principal photography on the N.W.A. movie, "Straight Outta Compton." He was constantly getting arrested when he was with N.W.A. Jimmy asked about the cast, which is mostly filled with unknowns. Ice Cube's son is in it, though, playing Ice Cube himself; did he have to audition to play his dad? "Hell yeah!" They also discussed how it was Snoop Dogg's birthday, and Ice Cube got him the same thing he got him last year. »
- Gina Carbone
Adult Swim's 2014-2015 slate will feature several new (and returning) TV series, including "Mike Tyson Mysteries," a half-hour animated adult comedy series featuring a cartoon version of Mike Tyson, who solves mysteries, aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team, which is made up of the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man. Reads like must-see TV, doesn't it? Seriously, based on the below new trailer, I'm genuinely curious. It could be really hilarious... or not. But I'm good for at least the premiere episode. Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras, and Jim Rash provide voice for the series' animated »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The show's executive producers, and Sony Pictures Television, have released Brown from her contract after she asked to leave the show to care for her ailing father says The Live Feed.
Brown plays Greendale Community College student Shirley Bennett and was expected to return alongside the show's other regulars including Joel McHale, Jim Rash, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong.
Two new characters will be joining Greendale though - a woman brought in as a consultant to help shape up the school, and a retired salesman who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself.
- Garth Franklin
When cancelled NBC sitcom Community was picked up by Yahoo! Screen in a rather remarkable eleventh-hour resuscitation, loyal fans of the beloved series likely breathed a deep sigh of relief and assumed that, finally, everything was going to be okay for the Greendale gang. Sadly, that’s not the case today, as series regular Yvette Nicole Brown has confirmed that she will not be reprising the role of Shirley Bennett in Community‘s upcoming sixth season.
Brown, who has been with Community since the start, opted to depart the show in order to care for her ailing father. Speaking with TV Guide, which broke news of the exit, she said:
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me. The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Yvette Nicole Brown is leaving the study group.
The actress is departing “Community” after playing Shirley for five seasons on the comedy. She confirmed her exit, first reported by TV Guide, on Twitter on Tuesday.
Thanks for the years of laughs & love @danharmon @joelmchale @gillianjacobs @dannypudi @alisonbrie @kenjeong @RashIsTVUgly & @donaldglover
— yvette nicole brown (@Ynb) September 30, 2014
& thanks to the Awesome #Community fans! You #HumanBeings are forever #StreetsAhead. Thanks for understanding my tough decision & your love
— yvette nicole brown (@Ynb) September 30, 2014
Yvette said she is leaving the show for personal reasons: namely, to take care of her ailing father.
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown told TV Guide. “The idea of being away »
- Alex Stedman
Though Community was brought back from the dead this summer after Yahoo Screen picked up the comedy following NBC’s cancellation, it will return with one less original cast member. TV Guide reports that Yvette Nicole Brown will be departing the show before its upcoming sixth season due to family reasons, as the actress explains that she needs to care for her ailing father. The split from the show was amicable as executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna said in a joint statement, “Yvette was an integral part of Community and is irreplaceable. We are sad to see her go and wish her the very best.” More after the jump. While Brown will be leaving Community, TV Guide notes that she will remain onboard the new CBS sitcom The Odd Couple with Matthew Perry. That show is a multi-cam format, which is much more agreeable schedule-wise, and Sony has »
- Adam Chitwood
Greendale Community College has lost another student. Yvette Nicole Brown's Shirley won't be retuning to "Community" when it makes its move to Yahoo! next year, following five seasons on NBC. The actress told TV Guide that she's leaving the show in order to care of her ailing father. "Yvette was an integral part of Community and is irreplaceable. We are sad to see her go and wish her the very best," the show's creators Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna said in a statement. It's unclear as of now how the show will explain Shirley's absence, but it will reportedly be introducing two major characters, one male and one female. Fans will still be able to see Brown on TV in 2015 however. She recently took on a supporting CBS' upcoming revival of "The Odd Couple," co-starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. The show is a multi-camera comedy which will have »
- Dave Lewis
Kate Mara and Ellen Page have stepped in to find out just that, with help from Funny or Die, forming “Tiny Detectives.” Mara and Page stand at 5’2″ and 5’1″, respectively, so they have problems with reaching shelves, seeing evidence and punching someone across the table, but that won’t stop them from trying to solve the case.
They previously dropped a hint to HBO in March, when Mara tweeted a picture of the two with the hashtag #TrueDetectiveSeason2. They’re not the first high-profile duo to parody the drama — Patton Oswalt and Seth Rogen also gave “True Detective” their own spin, as did “Community’s” Jim Rash and Joel McHale.
On Thursday, Variety revealed that Rachel McAdams is closing »
- Alex Stedman
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- Variety Staff
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Question: Can you give us a teaser for the sixth and final season of Parenthood? —Ben
Ausiello: Remember that pregnancy test Amber grabbed in the Season 5 finale? Well, showrunner Jason Katims remains tight-lipped about the results, but he can confirm that Matt Lauria’s Ryan will return in Episode 3. Do with that information what you will!
Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, has thrown his hat into the ring with Adult Swim to take on what might be the most unexpected challenge of his career, to become a cartoon star. Mike Tyson plays himself in his new Show Mike Tyson Mysteries where he takes on detective cases delivered to him by carrier pigeon and is accompanied on his adventures by a foppish ghost (Voiced by Community‘s Jim Rash), a Korean step-daughter (Voiced by Rachel Ramras), and a sass-talking Pigeon (Voiced by Norm MacDonald). On the path to answers they encounter everything from El Chupacabra, to dinosaurs and astronauts. Each action packed episode Tyson [ Read More ]
- Laura Gaddy
In a world with 500 cable channels, nearly infinite webpages, an ever-growing list Netflix original series, and billion-dollar-grossing video games, standing out is difficult. Because of this, many shows and movies fall back on shock factor or name recognition to gain traction. The Mike Tyson Mysteries - premiering this fall on Adult Swim - has both in spades. The latest cartoon from the venerable late night comedy block that seems to green light shows after extensive focus grouping on people whom they have dosed with LSD, stars the real Mike Tyson who, with the help of his adopted Korean daughter (Rachel Ramas), the ghost of the man who codified the rules for boxing (Jim Rash) and a talking, and extremely lecherous pigeon (Norm MacDonald), travel the countryside, solving mysteries. Yeah. Last week at Comic-Con, Collider sat down with Tyson and talked about how Tyson came to Warner Brother’s with the idea and more. »
- Hunter Daniels
The Greendale gang may want to brush up on their Dothraki.
“Maybe we could work that world [into Community],” the actor-writer suggested. “There’s got to be something you can battle for — what’s the throne between [rival schools] City College and Greendale?”
When the former NBC comedy makes its Yahoo Screen debut later this year, Rash would also like to see the simmering “issues between Dean and Britta” explored. »
Adult Swim's 2014-2015 slate will feature several new (and returning) TV series, including "Mike Tyson Mysteries," a half-hour animated adult comedy series featuring a cartoon Mike Tyson who solves mysteries, aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team, which is made up of the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man. Reads like must-see TV, doesn't it? But seriously, this sounds so fantastical that it actually might be fascinating to watch. Time will tell. Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras, and Jim Rash provide voice for the series' animated characters. Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Mike Tyson is heading to the small screen this year in animated form for Adult Swim’s bonkers new series Mike Tyson Mysteries, and you can check out a sneak peek of the show direct from Comic-Con right here…
“Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Mike is aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team-the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner.”
- Gary Collinson
For anyone who grew up on the various incarnations of Scooby-Doo over the years, Adult Swim's “Mike Tyson Mysteries may be just the solution. It features a similar visual style and the same mystery-solving adventures, but with an adult sense of humor about the whole thing. After all, his team includes a depressed ghost and a narcissistic pigeon. See video: Adult Swim's New Slate Features Mike Tyson, Jack McBrayer, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Jim Rash is well cast as the ghost, who somehow suffers from insomnia, while Norm MacDonald perfectly brings to life the foul-mouthed “Pigeon.” The gang is rounded out by. »
- Jason Hughes
The San Diego Comic-Con International is in full swing, and we’ve got a few of yesterday’s big panels for you to watch right here, starting with Benedict Cumberbatch talking about his upcoming role in Penguins of Madagascar (and Sherlock, of course):
Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein), as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk), followed by a Q&A session with the “Dreadfuls.” Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime in 2015.
Join the creative minds behind the award-winning TV seriesHannibal. »
- Gary Collinson
It doesn’t look like Yahoo Screen will be binge-releasing its newly acquired comedy Community this fall – at the Comic-Con panel for the beloved show, which was picked up by Yahoo Screen for a sixth season in an eleventh-hour rescue following its cancellation on NBC, showrunner Dan Harmon revealed that the actual writing is going to kick off this fall, so episodes likely won’t begin airing until “probably some time after Christmas.” Unfortunately, that means no Halloween or Christmas specials – but that may be remedied in subsequent seasons.
At the panel, which included Harmon, writer Chris McKenna, and cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, in addition to writer/actor Dino “Star Burns” Stamatopoulos, details of what to expect in season six were scarce. Harmon did offer the following insight into how he’s approaching Community‘s new home on Yahoo Screen:
“We will continue to make the show weekly, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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