A new Garfield TV show is in the works

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A new Garfield TV show is in the works, with the iconic feline set to lead a show on Nickelodeon now that Viacom has picked up the rights to the character…

First created by Jim Davis in 1976, Garfield is a particularly lazy cat that originated in comic strip form. There have been numerous adaptations of the character over the years, including movies, TV shows and video games.

The Garfield And Friends TV show, which ran for 121 episodes between 1988 and 1994, is remembered particularly fondly by a fair amount of people.

Davis himself released this statement about the new Garfield series that is happening at Nickelodeon:

“I’ve always tried to make people laugh with humor that is classic and appealing to both kids and adults. I’m delighted that Garfield is going to be placed in the capable hands of the folks at Nick. They know how to entertain and will be great stewards for the franchise. I am also excited to continue to do the thing that gets me out of bed every morning… the comic strip!”

We don’t yet know when the series will premiere, or who will voice Garfield in it, but we’ll be sure to let you know if we hear anything interesting…