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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". The ending scene from Attack of the Mutant Guppies where the guppies arrive on the farm was not shown, leaving where they ended up a mystery during these airings.

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

Boomerang, which aired the series from 2006 to 2007, was the last station to air the syndicated version, as weekday airings on Starz Encore bring back the lost segments.

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