LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Adult Swim has faith in Aaron McGruder's "Black Jesus."
The Turner cabler has renewed the live-action series for a second season, along with two animated series: "Mike Tyson Mysteries" and "Mr. Pickles."
"Black Jesus" (pictured) stars Gerald "Slink" Johnson as Jesus, who lives in Compton, Calif., and works to spread love and the gospel with a downtrodden group of followers. Series was co-created by exec producers McGruder, of "Boondocks" fame, and Mike Clattenburg.
"Mike Tyson Mysteries," from Warner Bros. Animation, features the cartoon likeness of the former boxer as a crime-fighter who tackles cases with the help of a ghost, his adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. WB Animation's Sam Register exec produces, with Hugh Davidson as producer.
"Mr. Pickles" revolves around a six-year-old boy and his dog in a small town that is slowly being taken over by the modern world. Will Carsola and Dave Stewart created the show and exec produce with Michael Rizzo.