Love lasagna? Hate Mondays? Enjoy tormenting dogs? (well, stop it!) do we have some news for you! Garfield is going back on TV. Viacom acquired the rights to Paws Inc, the company that controls the rights to the fat cat and is planning a new series on Nickelodeon. They will also control the rights of all consumer products and experiences based on the character.
This is the third TV outing for the beloved cat. In the ’80s and ’90s, CBS aired Garfield and Friends and between 2009 and 2012 The Garfield show was on the Cartoon Network. There were also 2 movies made with Bill Murray supplying the voice of Garfield.
In his statement, Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said that the deal is another step towards making the network the kid’s first stop in watching quality content on TV. “so we’re incredibly happy to have Garfield join our growing roster of globally loved franchises and to introduce this cool cat to a new generation of fans,” he said.
Garfield is based on a long-running comic strip, created by Jim Davis in 1976. The comic describes the life of Garfield the lazy cat, his owner John Arbuckle and Odie, the somewhat stupid dog.