The Garfield Show is a CGI animated Series, based on the Garfield franchise, created to celebrate the franchise's 30th anniversary. The series aired on Cartoon Network from November 2, 2009 to October 5, 2012 and Boomerang from October 6, 2015 to October 24, 2016.
The series is currently on an indefinite hiatus.
The series features very loose continuity and is set in a different universe than the previous Garfield series: Garfield and Friends. However, it does sometimes makes references to the previous one. Unlike the previous series, Liz is considered a main character and has an official relationship with Jon, to reflect their current status in the comic strip. The Garfield Show also reestablishes Arlene as Garfield's potential love interest, as in the comic strip, replacing Penelope from the previous series; despite being touted as a main character, her actual role in the series is relatively minor.
The Garfield Show also features many new characters that are part of the regular cast such as Vito, an Italian chef whose cooking Garfield enjoys, and Squeak, Garfield's mouse friend that lives in Jon's house (replacing Floyd from the previous series).
Season 1 began on November 2, 2009 with "Pasta Wars" and "Mother Garfield" and ended on December 23, 2009 with "Iceman" and "T3000".
Season 2 began on December 13, 2010 with "Home for the Holidays" and ended on June 28, 2011 with "Unfair Weather".
Season 3 began on September 4, 2012 with "Furry Tales" and ended on October 5, 2012 with "Two Times the Trouble" and "The Great Trade-Off". This is the last season to air on Cartoon Network.
Season 4 began on October 6, 2015 with "The Lion Queen - Zoo Melody (Part 1)" and "The Lion Queen - Welcome to Africa (Part 2)" and ended on September 2, 2016 with "Very Very Long Night".
Season 5 began and ended on October 24, 2016 with "Rodent Rebellion". This season is officially only 2 episodes long as Rodent Rebellion is double length.
- Jon Arbuckle