As of this week, Saturday morning cartoons are no more. The CW was the last network to host the classic American programming block, and pulled the plug on reruns of Dragon Ball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh for the kind of shitty edu-tainment that was usually reserved for the dead-zone early afternoon. I recently asked my young niece if she got up early to see her favorite shows, and she replied, "Why would I wake up on a Saturday to watch cartoons?" She's right, I thought, as I sat there absorbing the shade an 11-year-old just threw at me. While it may tug at your nostalgic heartstrings, let's face it: Saturday night is our Saturday morning.
Still, we appreciate that Mike Tyson isn't going down without a fight. The champ has announced an all new animated series on Adult Swim, Mike Tyson's Mysteries, inspired by classic Hannah-Barbera series that collect dust today on Boomerang. "This is a cartoon for the high guys," Tyson explains in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. "We get a message from our bird and then we start figuring out [the mystery] one step at a time. And along the way we fly into a lot of ambiguous situations. I may also punch a few dinosaurs." "Mike Tyson's Mysteries" premieres October 27th on our favorite, fucked up network.
UPDATE: Adult Swim sent Mike Tyson a screener for the first episode, and he tweeted it, watermark and all. We'll still be tuned in this Monday for the premiere.