Mike Tyson cartoon set to air

Updated: May 10, 2013, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Adult Swim says it's turning Mike Tyson into a cartoon detective.

The network announced Friday it will show a new animated series called "Mike Tyson Mysteries" that will feature the retired boxing champion.

On the show, a cartoon version of Tyson will solve wacky problems, assisted by a trusty associate: a foul-mouthed pet pigeon. The network said Tyson will voice the animated character, as well as make live-action appearances.

The show is targeted for next season, but no premiere date was specified.

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