Adult Swim and TruTV Renew Their Freshman Series

(via The Hollywood Reporter/Variety)

New comedy series Friends of the People, Black Jesus, Mike Tyson Mysteries, and Mr. Pickles were all just renewed for a second season by their respective networks, TruTV and Adult Swim.

The sketch show on the rebranded TruTV, a show about the return of Jesus as a black man, a Scooby Doo style animated cartoon with Mike Tyson as the lead, and the adventures of a satanic dog have have all made it to a second round.

We’re pretty sure none of these shows would get picked up at one of the big broadcast networks, but unlike most of network sitcoms, these shows have, at the very least, either their bosses behind them or have done well enough to get another episode order.

In any case, televised comedy continues to thrive on cable.