Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry

Nothing succeeds like failure. Seventy-four years after they first hit movie screens, Tom the cat is still trying to exterminate Jerry the mouse — without any luck. The slapstick duo is back in The Tom and Jerry Show, a new series that "captures all the silliness and joy I felt when I watched as a kid," says Seinfeld vet Jason Alexander, who provides the voice of Tom's ever-frazzled owner, Ric. "You'd think there'd be only so many ways for this cat and mouse to take a pratfall or fly off a cliff, but they're still finding ways to keep it fresh."

And they remain as psychologically warped as ever. "It's Tom and Jerry's job to take each other out," notes Alexander. "But in a weird way, they're also comrades. They need each other. Go figure."

The Tom and Jerry Show premieres Wednesday at 5:30/4:30c on Cartoon Network.

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