*Adult Swim has given renewals to three of its strongest new series: “Black Jesus,” “Mike Tyson Mysteries” and “Mr. Pickles.”
The late-night block, now taking over for Cartoon Network at 8 p.m., saw huge ratings for “Black Jesus,” the live action comedy from Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder.
The contemporary tale of the son of god living in Compton, CA, opened to especially strong ratings in August, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It even beat most broadcast competition that night among adults 18-49, and has since ranked No. 1 in its time slot.
The animated “Mike Tyson Mysteries” and “Mr. Pickles” are more recent additions to the Adult Swim line-up. Both have enjoyed strong freshman runs, and the latter has regularly won its time slot.
They join “Childrens Hospital,” “The Heart,” “She Holler” and “Rick and Morty” (among others) as series that will return in 2015.