'My Name Is Earl' Is Officially Dead


'My Name Is Earl' Is Officially Dead


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

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."

© AceShowbiz.com


Comments

  •  
    Bring back earl
    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!

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    Revive the Earl
    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

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    Madkiller52
    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

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    sho5693
    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???????

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    Back to Camden Count
    Jan 23, 2014

    Vermont wants earl back. it's been long enough.

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    WorldWantsEarlBack
    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.

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    save earl
    Jan 05, 2014

    I am really angry that my name is earl is cancled

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    Daniel (Swiss)
    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!

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    Sharako
    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!

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    mohd
    Dec 03, 2013

    Pleasr bring My Name Is Earl backk.. Pleasseeeee

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    Dani
    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

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    Taintburger
    Sep 03, 2013

    Ky wants earl back to fucking done ruined to many shows without endings

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    earl jk
    Aug 27, 2013

    its ok they just have other shows to put on but it wound be nice to have it on air again

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    earlforpresident
    Jun 09, 2013

    please bring back earl!! the show is very funny but has a meaning, too. see you again, earl :)

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    everybody
    Apr 26, 2013

    EVERY BODY LOVES EARL. EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE EARL FINSIH THAT LIST.

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    BRINGEARLBACK
    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

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    Talooka (I\'m on You
    Mar 24, 2013

    I want at LEAST some sort of wrap up to satisfy me D:

  •  
    mar888
    Mar 22, 2013

    Philippines - My name is earl

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    max c
    Mar 05, 2013

    Va wants earl!!!

  •  
    Alex
    Mar 01, 2013

    Serbia wants Earl!!

  •  
    Jersey girl
    Feb 18, 2013

    Fuck jersey shore!!! New Jersey loves and wants " my name is earl" bring it back!!!!

  •  
    Minnesotadipper
    Feb 08, 2013

    Bring this show back minnesota loves this sho

  •  
    shayden
    Feb 02, 2013

    PLEASE BRING MY NAME IS EARL BACK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

  •  
    J.C.
    Jan 18, 2013

    WE WANT MORE EARL!!!

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    missing earl
    Jan 02, 2013

    we walk earl back

  •  
    matthew
    Dec 19, 2012

    ENGLAND wants my name is earl back pl pl pl pl pl pl

  •  
    Shomi
    Dec 06, 2012

    I SO MUCH LOVE SHOW MY NAME IS EARL!!!!!!!!!!! CONTINUE PLEASEEEEEEE!!!! PLEASE :'((((

  •  
    CrabManFen
    Dec 06, 2012

    pls pls we want 1 more episode to see whats happen with kids

  •  
    JD and T-Bird
    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...

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    melissa marsh
    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

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    Please
    Sep 23, 2012

    BRING IT BACK PLEASE

  •  
    Yanick
    Sep 11, 2012

    Switzerland want Earl back!!! I can't believe that. This was the greatest show ever!!! WTF?!?

  •  
    Randy
    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!!

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    3mani
    Sep 07, 2012

    OMAN want Earl back

  •  
    jzamora
    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.

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    Annoyed
    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.

  •  
    Nathan
    Jul 17, 2012

    Time to boycott TV and pirate everything.

  •  
    Daniela
    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.

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    Charlie
    Jul 16, 2012

    You left me hanging I want to know what happened. Y'all suck and all this reality show do to.

  •  
    Aaron
    Jul 16, 2012

    What are they taking about this a good show. You suck for not bring this show back.

  •  
    claudia
    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

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    giveitachance
    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

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    jim
    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

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    Jim
    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???

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    satnav
    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.

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    David maestri
    Jun 11, 2012

    I want more Earl dammit figure a f_$king way...have it on a diff channel like MTV or something

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    M. Thompson
    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!!!

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    karl
    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!

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    LatvianGuy
    Oct 09, 2011

    Earl is my Idol. Latvia wants earl

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    BRING EARL BACK!!!!
    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!^^

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    RED
    Sep 08, 2011

    I am really sad best show ever . i can´t understand pleaese bring him back

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    I WILL GET EARL BACK
    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

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    RandyFan
    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 =)

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    damn
    Jun 28, 2011

    Bring back earl.karma will slay u if u hurt fans feelings just 4 fackn money.BRING HIM BACK

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    alyceshane
    May 18, 2011

    Seriously?!?!?!? Bring back EARL!!!!!!

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    Alex
    May 08, 2011

    Fck... WE ALL WANT EARL BACK!!!

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    Alex
    May 08, 2011

    Austria wants Earl back!!!

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    docmoriati
    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!

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    Moni
    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?!?!?

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    Christian
    Mar 12, 2011

    Argh... I want Earl!!!

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    Manu
    Mar 07, 2011

    FRANCE wants Earl Back !

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    Jonas
    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

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    Rocko146
    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!

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    decoy
    Jan 02, 2011

    plz pick up Earl again

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    Tobi
    Dec 05, 2010

    Pleeaaase... we need Earls !!! Its the best show ever !!!

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    Mandapie
    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!

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    Jason L.
    Nov 17, 2010

    boycott!! until there´s season 5 boycott!!

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    Crazy
    Nov 16, 2010

    Put the dam show back in air

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    WEWANTEARL
    Nov 16, 2010

    Dam it make a new season

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    nathan
    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.

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    Nescoba
    Sep 18, 2010

    Germany needs Earl too !

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    hash brown
    Aug 23, 2010

    the world needs earl!!!!

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    mp
    Aug 22, 2010

    Austria wants EARL!!!

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    Jason Lee
    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.

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    Brööh
    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 !!!!

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    IlovedEarl
    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..

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    Nay
    May 26, 2010

    Bring Earl back! hes a dad!!

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    I Love My Name Is Ea
    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

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    me
    May 04, 2010

    I WANT EARL!!!!!!

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    mattfromtheD
    May 02, 2010

    N.B.C blunders again thanks A-HOLES

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    FRITZIEC
    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.

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    Hollywood32
    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

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    fan
    Apr 06, 2010

    WE WANT EARL!!!

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    FAN FOXXY
    Mar 31, 2010

    WE WANT EARL !

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    fan
    Mar 31, 2010

    WE WANT EARL !

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    ****FOXXY****
    Mar 31, 2010

    earl NEEDS to come back and finish his LIST every one wants to know how it was supposed to end !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    animal 666
    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.

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    milan
    Mar 12, 2010

    C'mon this is only really funny show next to Simpsons and Friends and those idiots cancelled it

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    Bigbror
    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=(

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    Srdjan
    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..

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    bob
    Jan 27, 2010

    big mistake, best show since seinfeld

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    Peter de Boer
    Jan 18, 2010

    Why?? Fans from the Netherlands want to know why?????

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    karmalover666
    Jan 06, 2010

    this is bull shit, i fuckin love this show TV executives suck balls!

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    Jeremy
    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.

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    zteve
    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.

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    chance
    Oct 13, 2009

    It was a great show and they cancelled it. Why so we can watch another reality show please

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    kev
    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

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    earl
    Sep 24, 2009

    i had the same name as the main character i loved that show how could you do that to me

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    dosh
    Sep 24, 2009

    why didi you did you hav to go and lose my name is earl you fuking losers

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    mattyman
    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.

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    Me
    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.

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    TP
    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.

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    ROGERSSPARKS
    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

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    karmasutra69
    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.

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    msarge
    Jun 12, 2009

    Come to NM and film! We would love to have you and it is affordable!

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    Steven Leitner
    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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