R.I.P. My Name is Earl

My Name is Earl fans can cross it off their lists--the show is now officially dead. There was hope that the recently cancelled karmic crusader would get an 11th-hour stay of execution, but the comedy's last chance--TBS--has pulled out of the running.

The cable channel was in talks with 20th Century Fox Television earlier this week for a potential deal to renew My Name is Earl for 13 episodes, but those talks have silenced. And the studio isn't even giving a glimmer of hope for revival.

"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," the studio told Variety. "As none of us, (creator 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."

NBC cancelled My Name is Earl last month after producers realized a new shoestring budget proposal wouldn't work for the show. It's the curse of the single-camera comedy; sure they look better and have greater production values, but no network wants to fork over that much cash when it can opt for the multi-camera method that works so well for cheap comedies like According to Jim. Had Earl gone multi-camera, producers felt it would have lost its spirit.

R.I.P. My Name is Earl--you'll be missed.

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But wait, at the end of the episode Dodges Dad, it says To BE Continued, I still have hope for the future.
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NBC is dumb for freaking canceling my name is earl!
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that was the only show i would watch that made me the happiest! omg cant believe they stopped it.
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they can suck my dick for canceling my name is earl
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as i see it, the nummbers didn't add up, so they had to cancel, you can't blame them. Better no Earl, than a shitty Earl.
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thats the only show that makes me really laugh im sad it ended BOO. i watched it on netflix just recently and finished it today i dont have cable never really have. it sounds like someone was trying to change the writing of the show and they suck for that thats why people watched it. thats why they didnt let that happen im kinda glad for that but still i never get to laugh :( that was an awesome feeling. now i gotta go back to cleaning my house and hearing disney channel all day in the background. and i watch according to jim because i have to its sadly the best thing on for an adult that needs humor in their life and that show doesnt make me laugh
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this is totally crap i have the perchased the my name is earl box set just to find out the end and because its a great comedy. but this totally rips off the little man. so iv offical pechased a box set that will never be complete and that leave the biggest cliff hanger ever total BULL S@#$
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@LukeSupernova

Are you kidding? The trailer park boys had a completely different atmosphere, not to mention setting. Three pot smoking idiots living in Canada are a lot different than Earl and Randy. Plus, this show actually had a "mission" to it. To complete the list and set Earl right by Karma. The only thing Julian, Bubbles and Ricky did was smoke pot and get sent to jail. Yeah thats a great show too, and honestly more people need to watch it, but MNE's use of stereotypes and the central theme of karma is not anywhere in TPB.
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I'am from czech republic and i like My name is Earl
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Now we will never no who Earl Jr's dad is.... :(
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I Forgot. The show status shouldn't be ended. Nothing was ended. It was CANCELLED.
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Can't believe that money took of the air the only show with a positive message to the world.
I liked "My name is Earl" because after each episode I will end with a warm feeling... not to mention a smile in my face.

Really, really sad.
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We loved My Name Is Earl. We have been watching it faithfully. We own all four seasons on dvd. We are severly upset by the news of this show being canceled. We had just finished the last episode and now we are left hanging. THat is the ultimate disgrace. We believe the show should live on. If not on tv then at least put on dvd for us die hard earl fans. The network executives are totally out of line in canceling an awsome show like this. Somebody please ressurect Earl and bring him back to tv, to dvd. Don't leave us hanging to all you that brought us the joy of the show by your great comedic acting please do something to bring us more. We love you. BRING BACK EARL.
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add a commentI miss EARL, jason lee and the gang was the best part of my tv viewing week. i have sworn off tv shows now. i am getting hbo because of this. earl please come to the big screen- like sex n the city did.
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Bitter pill to swallow, soon im quitting all series...
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NO NO NO NO GODDAMNIT!!!!
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Earl needed to finish his list! The one time they end on a cliffhanger (except season 2) is when they get cancelled. Didnt the writers look at the ratings? Will be missed
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So what?



Bad show anyway, stole alot from the billiant and clever, Trailer Park Boys.
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Another good show bites the dust is true but at least it had a good run unlike some of the others which barely got a second season
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Another good show bites the dust.
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i stopped watching after season 2, it was a good show, but like many quality was not maintained through time.

bring on something new.
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Even though the show was showing signs of dragging in the 3rd season, it was actually pretty decent in season 4, still it feels like maybe it was near the end. But to end on a cliff hanger? I hope they can do what ALF did and put together a final movie to resolve the loose ends.
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:(
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:'( Tear for Earl. It was always good for a laugh to cheer me up when I had a stressful day. You shall be missed. I know it has lost some of it's funny over the seasons but it still had it's charm. I really can't believe there not even giving it a proper ending though! It should have at least have ended with Earl finishing list! This is just outrageous especially for all the SH*T it has been dumped for! This is just totally direspectfull for the loyal fans.
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No no no no no.........We need Earl please...karma will come and kick but otherwise!!!!
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MNE used to be funny - not so much any more.
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Bye Earl you havent been funny since season 1
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Every song come to and end;but this is not a motiv to still enjoy ,music
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I hate NBC
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Another good show canned,it's getting annoying all my fave shows aren't being given a chance ...boooo to the networks!
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The multi-camera angle would lose the shows spirit? That reflects more on the crew's lack of ideas than anything else. http://www.naturistspace.org
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Damn. I liked this show. It has a sort of charm.
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There is no respect for good shows anymore, they should at least have let Earl have a proper ending, esp for the sake of its fans.
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(R.I.P EARL WE LOVE YOU) WISH THEY HAD MADE A ENDING TO THE SERIES THAN CANCELING EARL IN A VERY THRILLING END AND YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BUT THEY CANCELED IT AND I HATE EVERY ONE HOW POSTED THAT IT IS GOOD EARL IS GONE!!!!!!!!!
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Dam that show was really funny i liked it. To bad they canceled it and i also agree that they should make an ending for the series not just cancel it!
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That's sad... The show was good although I kinda lost track after season 2. Are they just canceling it. Or giving it an ending?
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what will happen to his list ?
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this news is a few days late tv.com, your dropping the ball bigtime lately.
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Its a real shame, this show had a charm to it that made it almot impossible not to like it. You will be missed My Name is Earl.
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naww, i really liked this show. it will be missed..
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What a shame, actually really liked this show alonf with 30 rock and Office, I thought Earl was getting decent ratings, To be honest I can not tell the differance between multi camera and single, but I guess he thought it would not work as well cause Earl is shot a lot of differant places.
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This is uncalled for! For NBC (or any network) to allow a show to end with no real conclusion, especially a show that at one point was a flagship for comedy Thursday nights on NBC.



NBC should at least offer to give My Name is Earl a proper send off, give them an hour special to wrap up all the loose ends. Oh, and to those 2 idiots who've already posted "didn't like that show" comments and all the others who intend to, you guys are friggin' lame! Why would you even make a comment in a news story that has no relevance to you. Go troll elsewhere!
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ARRRRG! They could at least let them shoot a ending for the show! I hate when they cancel a show on a cliffhanger.
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I never liked this show...
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Soooooooo
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This is INCREDIBLY stupid financially for the cast and crew. So much for residuals dripping in for years to come off of multiple syndication runs. Wow, seriously? The multi-camera angle would lose the shows spirit? That reflects more on the crew's lack of ideas than anything else. Wow.
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YAY it's dead, don't have to look at advertisements featuring those ugly hicks no more!
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When I launched it was one of my favorite comedies but the show just was not as funny in season 3 and I lost interest. Sad to see I was canceled after just four years though.
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Maybe My Name is Earl can continue with TV movies or comic books.
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Bad news once again :(

RIP Earl...

Loved the show.
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