A controversial cable series — which its network says is delivering its target demos even as the show has come under fire from religious groups — is one of three freshman shows that have just been renewed by the channel.
Deadline.com reports that Turner’s Adult Swim renewed the controversial “Black Jesus,” while also ordering more of “Mike Tyson Mysteries” and “Mr. Pickles.”
The live-action “Black Jesus” tracks a present-day Jesus living in Compton, Calif., and his scraggly followers, the report notes. The show, which has raised the ire of conservative religious groups, ranks No. 1 in its time period “among all targeted adult and male demos,” the story reports.
The network, which earlier this year expanded to an 8 p.m. start and added more originals, also renewed the animated “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” which has been on the air just a month. The animated “Mr. Pickles” also received a second-season renewal, the report notes.