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'My Name Is Earl' Is Officially Dead

June 12, 2009 04:49:28 GMT

Not wanting to sacrifice on the artistic direction, creators of 'My Name Is Earl' prefer to break off the deal with TBS.


'My Name Is Earl' Is Officially Dead
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The plan to reincarnate "My Name Is Earl" has been terminated after TBS has canceled its plan to pick up the series left by NBC. "TBS was in the very early stages of discussions with Fox about 'My Name is Earl,' and we are disappointed that we were not able to reach an agreement," the cable channel said in a statement.

Creators were in "preliminary conversations" earlier this week to have the comedy series airing on TBS after they failed to pitch it to other networks such as FOX and ABC. Re-run episodes have been streaming on TBS but the numbers could not meet the financial demand to produce new episodes.

"My Name Is Earl" which is a single camera comedy starring Jason Lee as Earl J. Hickey, thus officially ends on season 4. One possible reason for not ordering fifth season is because the license fees are about to be increased, meaning costs like cast salaries are going up.

"While we had hoped to find a way to produce additional episodes for TBS, in the final analysis we simply could not make the economics work without seriously undermining the artistic integrity of the series," 20th Century Fox Television which is producing the series said. "As none of us, Greg (Garcia) included, want the show to go out on anything but a high note, we regret that we must put to rest any speculation that 'Earl' will continue."

However, TBS and Fox have reached a separate deal to have the past episodes repeated for upcoming Fall season. On the last note, Fox said it was "grateful to everyone at TBS for their enthusiasm for the series."

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posted by Bring back earl on Jul 18, 2014
I want earl to finish his list! I need to watch that show it was my favorite show and now it's gone!bring it back!
posted by Revive the Earl on Feb 21, 2014
Let's start a petition or something we all need this show back it's been the worlds best television show, but now it's gone just like nothing, all I'm saying is we need to ban together. This is total bullshit and we need this back, revive the earl
posted by Madkiller52 on Feb 13, 2014
They need to make season 5 I just finished re-watching the series and I hate how they ended it on a cliff hanger
posted by sho5693 on Jan 23, 2014
TBS im so hooked up on this series I LOVE IT..!!!! please Either make a movie or another season. I need to know if darnell jr is darnells son or what???????
posted by Back to Camden Count on Jan 23, 2014
Vermont wants earl back. it's been long enough.
posted by WorldWantsEarlBack on Jan 22, 2014
Bring My Name Is Earl back for one more season it was the funniest show ever and it is very inspirational to me and to others. Honestly the shows you came out with after you decided not to air My Name Is Earl are pointless and stupid. Open your guys eyes clearly the world wants the show back.
posted by save earl on Jan 05, 2014
I am really angry that my name is earl is cancled
posted by Daniel (Swiss) on Dec 27, 2013
nooo i've just seen the last episode of season 4, so disappointed that it's over like this.. Please TBS we need a 5th season!
posted by Sharako on Dec 16, 2013
Earl Changed my life! I even have a list! Its so insprirational.. Being cool to people is the only way to be. Karmas gonna get you NBC!
posted by mohd on Dec 03, 2013
Pleasr bring My Name Is Earl backk.. Pleasseeeee
posted by Dani on Nov 05, 2013
please please please bring back my name is earl its one of my brother and I's favorite shows and i still want the to be continued episode i wanna see earl finish his list it broke my heart when it got cancelled please bring it back
posted by Taintburger on Sep 03, 2013
Ky wants earl back to fucking done ruined to many shows without endings
posted by earl jk on Aug 27, 2013
its ok they just have other shows to put on but it wound be nice to have it on air again
posted by earlforpresident on Jun 09, 2013
please bring back earl!! the show is very funny but has a meaning, too. see you again, earl :)
posted by everybody on Apr 26, 2013
EVERY BODY LOVES EARL. EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE EARL FINSIH THAT LIST.
posted by BRINGEARLBACK on Apr 26, 2013
my name is earl was the best now shitty shows such as modern family or real house wives JUST TO LET YOU GUYS NO JASPER IS EARL JR REAL FATHER IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON 5 BEFORE THE STUPIED PEOPLE CANCELLED THEY COULD STILL CONTINUE WHERE THEY LEFT THAT WOULD BE SMART ALOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TUNE IN BECAUSE IT CAME BACK FOR SEASON 5
posted by Talooka (I\'m on You on Mar 24, 2013
I want at LEAST some sort of wrap up to satisfy me D:
posted by mar888 on Mar 22, 2013
Philippines - My name is earl
posted by max c on Mar 05, 2013
Va wants earl!!!
posted by Alex on Mar 01, 2013
Serbia wants Earl!!
posted by Jersey girl on Feb 18, 2013
Fuck jersey shore!!! New Jersey loves and wants " my name is earl" bring it back!!!!
posted by Minnesotadipper on Feb 08, 2013
Bring this show back minnesota loves this sho
posted by shayden on Feb 02, 2013
PLEASE BRING MY NAME IS EARL BACK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
posted by J.C. on Jan 18, 2013
WE WANT MORE EARL!!!
posted by missing earl on Jan 02, 2013
we walk earl back
posted by matthew on Dec 19, 2012
ENGLAND wants my name is earl back pl pl pl pl pl pl
posted by Shomi on Dec 06, 2012
I SO MUCH LOVE SHOW MY NAME IS EARL!!!!!!!!!!! CONTINUE PLEASEEEEEEE!!!! PLEASE :'((((
posted by CrabManFen on Dec 06, 2012
pls pls we want 1 more episode to see whats happen with kids
posted by JD and T-Bird on Oct 31, 2012
We loved My Name Is Earl in Shetland and Arizona. So close to the truth for some characters here it was untrue. Genuinely the funniest show on TV, before or since. Begging the suits to find a way to bring it back for series 5...
posted by melissa marsh on Sep 25, 2012
i love my name is earl u guys put on crappy reality shows and cancel good shows u have no taste i stopped paying for cable and use netflix shove that up ur ass cuz too many shitty shows r on tv now
posted by Please on Sep 23, 2012
BRING IT BACK PLEASE
posted by Yanick on Sep 11, 2012
Switzerland want Earl back!!! I can't believe that. This was the greatest show ever!!! WTF?!?
posted by Randy on Sep 11, 2012
We want Earl back!! I want to see the fifth season of My name is Earl!!! please, please, please!!! i Love my name is earl!!
posted by 3mani on Sep 07, 2012
OMAN want Earl back
posted by jzamora on Aug 04, 2012
as an avid fan of earl, i am deeply disapointed at both the abrupt ending of the season and the discontinuation of the entire series! this is a show that truly exibited alot of potential and was cut short by technicalities. i for one am terribly sad to see it go on such a low note.
posted by Annoyed on Jul 17, 2012
Well screw this BS. I am not wasting 1 more cent on TV shows this BS is always happening. Cancel a good show yet rubbish stays on.
posted by Nathan on Jul 17, 2012
Time to boycott TV and pirate everything.
posted by Daniela on Jul 16, 2012
i just got in to the show watching it with my mom and finish watching the 4 season and I won't know what happened now.
posted by Charlie on Jul 16, 2012
You left me hanging I want to know what happened. Y'all suck and all this reality show do to.
posted by Aaron on Jul 16, 2012
What are they taking about this a good show. You suck for not bring this show back.
posted by claudia on Jul 16, 2012
I love this show. IM so mad they will not bring it bak. I hate this reality show there not funny. My name is Earl is funny show
posted by giveitachance on Jul 11, 2012
I would even pay them money directly to see another season eventhough i dont have that much myself. Can´t remember to have been watching sth. better than this in my whole life. Start a donation or sth. But you have to continue
posted by jim on Jul 03, 2012
Im thinking of going on strike just so NBC brings back my name is earl or i might sue them! your choice NBC
posted by Jim on Jul 03, 2012
What the hell?!?!?!? i used to watch this show when i was younger! I just finished watching all 4 seasons and it left us hanging big time!! am i allowed to sue them for this???
posted by satnav on Jun 23, 2012
My name is earl was so funny. A truely original show with great characters, awesome direction and a change from all that crap that is normally shown. For fucks sake bring it back. We can't leave it where it left off. Earl has so much still to do. Plus the ending on season 4 was suckky and we need a 5th to clear it all up. Seriously we need it back. If not then I hope someone with a 50 cal rifle and a high powered scope aims for all the wankers at fox who cancelled it.
posted by David maestri on Jun 11, 2012
I want more Earl dammit figure a f_$king way...have it on a diff channel like MTV or something
posted by M. Thompson on May 24, 2012
My Name Is Earl was a brilliant and conceptually hilarious program. I can't believe that they could cancel something this funny and truly entertaining to subject us to more mind numbing reality shows, and Lord forbid, shows like Duck Dynasty...I want to stab my own eyes out every time I see one of ther previews...PLEASE for the love of God, or Ahlah, or Karma, or whatever you believe in... PLEASE bring Earl back!!!
posted by karl on Nov 25, 2011
Earl inspired me to make my own list. He is amazing, AND Plus Karma works! I bought seasons 1-4 and watch them repetedly. Please Please Please NBC, FOX, TBS, ETC. Pick it up agian!
posted by LatvianGuy on Oct 09, 2011
Earl is my Idol. Latvia wants earl
posted by BRING EARL BACK!!!! on Oct 07, 2011
man wir wollen eine fünfte staffel sehen!!! to be continue oder to be verarscht??? man man so eine geile serie (meine lieblings serie) einfach abzusetzten^^ ein jammer!^^
posted by RED on Sep 08, 2011
I am really sad best show ever . i can´t understand pleaese bring him back
posted by I WILL GET EARL BACK on Aug 12, 2011
I WILL NEVER LOOK THAT STUPID FAMILY GUY BULL SHIT. ALL WHO LOVES MY NAME IS EARL SHOULD NOT LOOK THE OTHER SHIT OF TBS AND THAT OTHER FUCKERS. PLS
posted by RandyFan on Aug 06, 2011
I'm really sad about reading this... I love this show and now, even it looked like its going to continue, they stop it... I dont understand, why they have to stop it... The show was great, funny, lovely and the best i've ever seen... There must be a homophobe, racism, old woman that didnt like the show... Thats my only possible thought, why the show doesnt continue... sry for my english, i#m from germany =)
posted by damn on Jun 28, 2011
Bring back earl.karma will slay u if u hurt fans feelings just 4 fackn money.BRING HIM BACK
posted by alyceshane on May 18, 2011
Seriously?!?!?!? Bring back EARL!!!!!!
posted by Alex on May 08, 2011
Fck... WE ALL WANT EARL BACK!!!
posted by Alex on May 08, 2011
Austria wants Earl back!!!
posted by docmoriati on Apr 16, 2011
its a shame that the best series the last decade is shut down. GERMANY WANT EARL BACK! Plz Folkz, continue this LEGEND!
posted by Moni on Apr 09, 2011
Sure! TBS and FOX has plenty of money to bring a butt load of new crappy shows but not enough money to bring one amazing show back? WTF! whats wrong with the damn people that make these decisions? Seriously? Reality shows can not have higher ratings than a well written show!? You cant do this to Crab Man?!?!?
posted by Christian on Mar 12, 2011
Argh... I want Earl!!!
posted by Manu on Mar 07, 2011
FRANCE wants Earl Back !
posted by Jonas on Feb 07, 2011
Lithuania wants Earl Back!!! He's my heroe. Fuck you Fox fuck you all if you won't show earl no more
posted by Rocko146 on Jan 05, 2011
Earl inspired me to make my own list. He is amazing, AND Plus Karma works! I bought seasons 1-4 and watch them repetedly. Please Please Please NBC, FOX, TBS, ETC. Pick it up agian!
posted by decoy on Jan 02, 2011
plz pick up Earl again
posted by Tobi on Dec 05, 2010
Pleeaaase... we need Earls !!! Its the best show ever !!!
posted by Mandapie on Nov 19, 2010
Give us back EARL! That was THE best show ever. WE WANT EARL DAMN YOU, EEAARRLL!! At least tell us who the dad of Earl Jr. is!
posted by Jason L. on Nov 17, 2010
boycott!! until there´s season 5 boycott!!
posted by Crazy on Nov 16, 2010
Put the dam show back in air
posted by WEWANTEARL on Nov 16, 2010
Dam it make a new season
posted by nathan on Nov 08, 2010
you guys at nbc and tbs suck for not putting together a 5th season, you guys can pay up to have it done, when you took it off the air i bet your ratings really droped now. Earl is the reason i try to do good things for people now. please put earl back he has to finish that list and be a dad to dodge. i dont think i will ever watch nbc or tbs again.
posted by Nescoba on Sep 18, 2010
Germany needs Earl too !
posted by hash brown on Aug 23, 2010
the world needs earl!!!!
posted by mp on Aug 22, 2010
Austria wants EARL!!!
posted by Jason Lee on Aug 08, 2010
Earl can make a few more seasons. I understand the ratings went down every season but another network could increase the ratings. I would like to see a few more seasons instead of a quick wrap up of the show. The show can be on any network. It is just up to the fans to write, email and call the networks. If TBS took off there ” The Office Tuesday” Than I am sure there would be room for My name is Earl. Even though Earl moved on in a new shoe does not mean there gone for good. Most new shows do 1 season and move on. Sometime 2 is pulled. The New Andy Griffith show did 1 season before they moved on. After that is over Earl may get another chance to return to his show. Family guy has been cancelled 3 times and return. futurama has been off over 5 years and came back, It is all about the fans.
posted by Brööh on Jun 29, 2010
Even here in Germany there are lots of "Earl"-Fans and besides the comedy and fun of the series no one should forget the message this series brings with it "do good things" !!! What better message could be brought by a television series and that in such an amazing way ?!? Sad world without Earl....but a BIG thanx to everyone involved in this series, you rock !!!!
posted by IlovedEarl on Jun 02, 2010
My name is Earl, was and will always be an amazing show. I loved it soo much and it was a great relief from all the reality shows they have now days. It showed a comic relief to trailer living. And just all in all a really good show. The people who cancelled Earl need to learn a thing or two about karma..
posted by Nay on May 26, 2010
Bring Earl back! hes a dad!!
posted by I Love My Name Is Ea on May 10, 2010
I hate all the shows on tbs and fox now they all suck , no one wants to watch a cartoon family guy or that other stupid show cleavland or somthing fuck those stupid reality shows they blow can't take them serious there fake everything on tbs&fox is stupid and lame I don't support them anymore My Name Is Earl " was the best tv series ever"... sienfeld sucks it to old and I can't believe it's still rerunning , I hate basically every show now before I'd watch them ocasionally but since those cheap sceaming asshole rich bastard network people cancelled Earl like that with no respectable ending I'll never watch anything they put on their stupid network unless it's the ending to My Name Is Earl the greatest show to ever be produced
posted by me on May 04, 2010
I WANT EARL!!!!!!
posted by mattfromtheD on May 02, 2010
N.B.C blunders again thanks A-HOLES
posted by FRITZIEC on Apr 27, 2010
Just once, could someone running things stop and consider the people who watch the shows???? My Name Is Earl is one of the brighest and funniest shows to come along in quite awhile. I am sooooo tired of stupid reality shows. I am so tired of stupid cop shows. I work 14 hours a day and all I want is a show like "Earl". But, once again, what the customer wants is not important-only the almighty dollar. Shame on all of you for cancelling Earl. And may BAD KHARMA follow you forever.
posted by Hollywood32 on Apr 06, 2010
WE WANT EARL!!!! I just got into the show and I want more...somebody needs to get their stuff together and get this show back on the air
posted by fan on Apr 06, 2010
WE WANT EARL!!!
posted by FAN FOXXY on Mar 31, 2010
WE WANT EARL !
posted by fan on Mar 31, 2010
WE WANT EARL !
posted by ****FOXXY**** on Mar 31, 2010
earl NEEDS to come back and finish his LIST every one wants to know how it was supposed to end !!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by animal 666 on Mar 31, 2010
earl was funny as fuck i almost put my self in the hospital from the laughter it was one of the funniest shows ever, bring it back fuck nuts.
posted by milan on Mar 12, 2010
C'mon this is only really funny show next to Simpsons and Friends and those idiots cancelled it
posted by Bigbror on Feb 09, 2010
I loved that show so enorously much and then they suddenly cancels the show with a end of the forth season wich it standa To Be Continued. Damed idiots=(
posted by Srdjan on Feb 02, 2010
I don't realize. Show was huge success. People all around the world liked it and u tell it's not profitable enough to make at least 5th season...It's very sad that u waste good opportunities...Greetings from Serbia..
posted by bob on Jan 27, 2010
big mistake, best show since seinfeld
posted by Peter de Boer on Jan 18, 2010
Why?? Fans from the Netherlands want to know why?????
posted by karmalover666 on Jan 06, 2010
this is bull shit, i fuckin love this show TV executives suck balls!
posted by Jeremy on Dec 25, 2009
My Name is Earl was my favorite show. I think the prison episodes and the coma episodes really took away from the show but it was starting to come around. I am sad that it ended on a cliffhanger. Can we at least get a tv movie to finish up the season. The only way I can think of to support the show now is to buy the DVD's, which I have.
posted by zteve on Nov 12, 2009
Fuck you NBC your going to put on some shitty reality show thats not even funny. My Name is Earl was one of the best fucking shows ever.
posted by chance on Oct 13, 2009
It was a great show and they cancelled it. Why so we can watch another reality show please
posted by kev on Sep 24, 2009
the creators of the show are fags 4 stoping the show you could of at least finished the to be contiued part leave of hanging or what im wont watch any thing made by those jack asss
posted by earl on Sep 24, 2009
i had the same name as the main character i loved that show how could you do that to me
posted by dosh on Sep 24, 2009
why didi you did you hav to go and lose my name is earl you fuking losers
posted by mattyman on Sep 24, 2009
why did you hav to end it like that like is earl and his kid going to end up being father and son is he ever going to finish his list like what the *@#@# hell man like come on you networks are all cancelling all our shows you start something you cant finish losers just pay them more money you cheap sons of bitchs.
posted by Me on Sep 24, 2009
Earl and the gang were funny. They could have at least given us an ending. You realize Leno is to blame. They had to cut 5 hours of prime time for his show.
posted by TP on Sep 22, 2009
ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS, SO FUNNY. THEY HAVE NOT FUNNY SHOWS ON TV ANYMORE. I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY CANCELLED IT. SO SAD.
posted by ROGERSSPARKS on Aug 01, 2009
BAD KARMA FOR THE IDIOTS WHO AXED EARL THE BEST SHOW ON TV ...LETS PUT SOME HOMO SHOW ON LIKE MY TWO DADS OR MOMS TO APPEASE THE GAYS IN NETWORK NBC U SUCK
posted by karmasutra69 on Jun 26, 2009
Earl was a great show but it not only jumped the shark, but it vaulted way over the shark with those stupid Alyssa Milano episodes... bad karma Earl....should have stuck to the list.
posted by msarge on Jun 12, 2009
Come to NM and film! We would love to have you and it is affordable!
posted by Steven Leitner on Jun 12, 2009
If TBS can't pick up My Name is Earl, then the show should continue with TV movies or comic books.

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