Mike Tyson Mysteries
From left: Yung Hee Tyson, Mike Tyson, Marquess of Queensberry, and Pigeon.
Created by
Developed byHugh Davidson
Giancarlo Volpe[2]
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
ComposersJason Brandt
Walker Martin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes70 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Jeff Siergey[d]
  • Larry Dorf[e]
  • Rachel Ramras[e]
  • Consulting Producer:
  • Lee Stimmel
  • Dave Mendel
  • Scott Fuselier
  • Nick Reczynski
Running time11 minutes
Production companiesWarner Bros. Animation
Williams Street
Original release
NetworkAdult Swim
ReleaseOctober 27, 2014 (2014-10-27) –
February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)

Mike Tyson Mysteries is an American adult animated television series, and is the first collaboration between Warner Bros. Animation and Williams Street. It premiered October 27, 2014 on Adult Swim.[3] The series features Mike Tyson solving mysteries, in the style of I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali, Scooby-Doo, Jonny Quest, and Mister T.[4] On December 10, 2014, Adult Swim renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on November 1, 2015. A third season premiered on May 14, 2017,[5] and the fourth and final season premiered on June 30, 2019.

During a May 2020 interview, writer Larry Dorf revealed the show had not been renewed and the fourth season would be its last.[6][7] Adult Swim has aired reruns as of 2023.


The show follows the fictional misadventures of boxer/actor Mike Tyson, the ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry, Tyson's adopted daughter, and an alcoholic talking pigeon, as they solve mysteries around the world. The style of the show borrows heavily from the 1983–86 Ruby-Spears produced Mister T featuring actor/wrestler Laurence Tureaud as himself as well as 1970s Hanna-Barbera productions such as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The Funky Phantom. Targeted at a much older demographic than those children-oriented cartoons, the show contains adult language and concepts in the manner of Family Guy, South Park, and many other Adult Swim shows. While each episode involves a mystery as a framing device, they are often ignored entirely while the plot takes a completely different (and often oddball) direction as the mysteries are rarely solved and episodes sometimes end on cliffhangers that are never resolved.





Main article: List of Mike Tyson Mysteries episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110October 27, 2014 (2014-10-27)February 8, 2015 (2015-02-08)
220November 1, 2015 (2015-11-01)June 12, 2016 (2016-06-12)
320May 14, 2017 (2017-05-14)May 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)
420June 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)

Home media

The first season was released on DVD on October 20, 2015, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.[8] The second season was released on DVD on September 27, 2016, exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.[9]


The series has received generally positive reviews from critics. The show's first season currently holds an 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 6.2/10, with the site's consensus reading: "A dizzying whirl of lowbrow and high-concept, Mike Tyson Mysteries should more than satisfy fans of Adult Swim's signature blend of animated silliness."[10] On Metacritic, the season has a score of 75 out of 100 based on 6 reviews, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[11]


In a May 2020 podcast interview, writer Larry Dorf confirmed that the fourth season would be its last, although Davidson, Ramras, and Dorf would continue working together on a new project for Warner Bros.[6][7]

International release

In Canada, Mike Tyson Mysteries was exclusively available on Netflix until June 30, 2022.[12]

See also


  1. ^ Davidson was a producer from seasons 1–3, and executive producer from seasons 4.
  2. ^ a b Crofford and Lazzo are executive producers for Williams Street.
  3. ^ Tyson was a consulting producer in seasons 1–2, and co-executive producer in seasons 3–4.
  4. ^ Siergey is producer from season 2–4.
  5. ^ a b Dorf and Ramras are producers from season 4.


  1. ^ "MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES — LEE STIMMEL". LEE STIMMEL. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Giancarlo Volpe – Little known fact: I directed and helped develop..." Giancarlo Volpe. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ Burlingame, Russ (October 14, 2014). "Robot Chicken and The Mike Tyson Mysteries Release New York Comic Con Trailers". comicbook.com. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (9 May 2014). "Adult Swim's 2014–2015 Slate Will Include 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' – A Half-Hour Animated Adult Comedy". Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Swim Sets 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Season 3 Bout for May 14". Retrieved 23 March 2018.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Ep. 73: Larry Dorf on The Mystery of Mike Tyson, Yelling At Kids, also Men With Anxiety Is Not Cute". Google Podcasts.
  7. ^ a b Feser, Molly (September 10, 2020). "Mike Tyson Mysteries Cancelled After Four Seasons". Screen Rant.
  8. ^ "Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1". Amazon. 20 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 2". Amazon. 27 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1". Metacritic.
  12. ^ "Mike Tyson Mysteries (2019) on Canadian Netflix :: New on Netflix Canada".