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Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

Adult Swim welcomes ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ October 27

  • 3:06 pm Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Mike Tyson is all animated on Adult Swim solving mysteries with a wise ghost, an adopted Korean daughter and a talking pigeon. Yes, it's very realistic. CREDIT: Adult Swim

Atlanta-based Adult Swim, in targeting young males, likes it weird. “Squidbillies,” “Aqua Teen” and “Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories” all qualify.

Welcome “Mike Tyson Mysteries” to the fold, debuting Monday at 10:30 p.m. It’s a clear homage to the 1970s classic “Scooby Doo” series featuring weekly mysteries and a mystery van. The music evokes FX’s “Archer.” The dialogue is probably even funnier if you are watching with illicit drugs in your system. (We’re looking at you Shaggy!)

Then there’s Mike Tyson himself, once a successfully yet vicious boxer with a terrible reputation (and a rape conviction under his belt) who has become [More]

Adult Swim brings back Tim & Eric with ‘Bedtime Stories’ Sept 18

  • 3:44 pm Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Tim Heidecker (left) and Eric Wareheim star in many of the "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" series debuting Thursday night on Adult Swim. CREDIT: Adult Swim

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have specialized in awkward, low-budget, warped humor that rarely flatters them or those around them.

In other words, they have become a perfect franchise for Atlanta-based Adult Swim.(Take that ABC and Shonda Rhimes!)

For the past decade, the dynamic duo have given the network four shows.The first one “Tom Goes the Mayor” (2004-2006) was a semi-animated series that ran for 30 episodes. One of Adult Swim’s first non-animated series “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” (2007-2010) hit it bigger, lasting five seasons and 50 episodes. It was sort of a sketch show with deliberately cheesy graphics [More]

TV briefs: Adult Swim moves to 8 p.m., HLN cans ‘Showbiz Tonight’

  • 9:01 am Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

Atlanta-based Adult Swim over the past 12 years has been gradually encroaching onto Cartoon Network’s territory.

It debuted on Sunday nights at 11 p.m. Over time, it began adding more nights, then expanded its time frame, first to 10 p.m., then 9 p.m.

Starting March 31, Adult Swim moves to 8 p.m. after another record-breaking year in ratings. Itstarget male 18 to 34 year old audience is especially loyal to its brand, which now features a mix of live action and animated series such as “China, IL,” “Robot Chicken” and “Loiter Squad.”

More of Cartoon  Network’s programming will be available online.  Cartoon Network [More]

Atlanta’s Adult Swim features ‘Bosom Buddies’ re-enactment w/ Tom Hanks, Billy Joel cameos

  • 4:40 pm Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

Atlanta-based Adult Swim has attempted to create “The Greatest Event in Television History” – three times.

First up, Adam Scott and Jon Hamm re-created the opening credits to “Simon & Simon.” Then Amy Poehler joined Scott for the opening credits to “Hart to Hart.” Last year, Scott paid homage to Ted Knight’s classic 1980s sitcom “Too Close for Comfort.”

But now, they’ve gone even bigger. Oh, yes: Adult Swim has redone the opening credits to “Bosom Buddies,” that wacky early 1980s sitcom where two dudes dressed up as ladies in order to live in an apartment they can afford. Or something like [More]