NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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.
Tyson has seen success in various formats including his one-man show, appearances in The Hangover series, Scary Movie 5 and WWE cameos.
The former undisputed heavyweight champ has also entered the world of pigeon racing on Animal Planet.
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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