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TheProgramExchange

The Program Exchange was a syndicator of television programs. It was so named due to its "barter" technique to acquire programs; television stations were arranged to show a certain number of commercials related to General Mills, in lieu of a payment fee. Among the shows distributed by The Program Exchange were the libraries of Jay Ward Productions and Total Television, as well as various sitcoms. The company closed down in 2016.

From 1993 to 2006, Garfield and Friends was distributed by The Program Exchange. The syndicated version of the show generally consisted of the second opening theme, two Garfield segments, one U.S. Acres segment, a Garfield quickie, and the ending credits from seasons 4-7. Airings of Wonderful World/The Orson Awards/The Garfield Workout featured the Screaming With Binky segment "Wade".

73 out of 121 episodes of Garfield and Friends were ultimately included in the syndication package. The other 48 episodes were never included due to the show's success in reruns. [1]

Boomerang aired Garfield and Friends from 2006 to 2007; The Program Exchange's licence to the show expired during that time. Since the series started airing on Starz Encore in 2018, it has aired in a restored format.

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