The Garfield Show is a French/American CGI animated television series that premiered in France on France 3 on December 22, 2008. English-language episodes started airing on Boomerang UK on May 5, 2009. It premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on November 2, 2009, at 3:00pm. It also aired on YTV in Canada. However, it was taken off the air on May 30, 2011, for a hiatus and returned on September 6, 2011. The show was taken off the schedule in Canada once again on December 23, 2011. Based on the American comic strip, Garfield, the series is executive produced by Garfield creator, Jim Davis, and co-written and voice directed by Mark Evanier, who also wrote most of the episodes for the Garfield and Friends series. Returning from Garfield and Friends are the voice actors Julie Payne and Gregg Berger. Frank Welker replaces the late Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield, and Thom Huge, as the voice of Jon Arbuckle, is replaced by Wally Wingert. Also returning is David Lander, reprising his role as Doc Boy from the earlier Garfield prime-time special A Garfield Christmas Special. The show is produced by Dargaud Media and Paws Inc. The show is directed by Philippe Vidal and the music is done by Laurent Bertaud and Jean-Christophe Prudhomme.