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Hope for more My Name is Earl is squashed as TBS and studio can't come to agreement; show is now officially dead.
Jun 12, 2009
R.I.P. My Name is Earl
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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.

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It's close to decision time for networks--which shows do we think are in danger of getting canned?
Apr 03, 2009
TV.com Top 10: Shows in Danger

If shows were kept around based on their quality, television would be unrecognizable. Unfortunately, great shows are often rewarded by throwing them out on the curb as the business is cruel to those that can't find audiences. Another round of eliminations is just around the corner, and these shows are in danger of being sent packing. But do any of them have a chance at survival?

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CBS puts end to military drama; My Name is Earl, Medium off NBC sched, but could land elsewhere.
May 19, 2009
Unit disbanded, Earl, Medium dead?

It doesn't look like The Unit will be doing any more tours. The drama has been left off CBS' schedule after four years on air. Also on the outs were a pair of NBC shows: My Name is Earl and Medium. However, they may find a new home.

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What's this? Word on the street says NBC is moving towards a pickup of the beloved Chuck?
May 01, 2009
Chuck's chances changing?

Chuck Bartowski, you sly dog, you! While fans of NBC's Chuck hold onto hope for the show's renewal, common sense, history, and number-crunching led most to believe that the action-comedy was doomed. But as is the case with any good spy story, things aren't always what they seem.

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Don't bury My Name is Earl yet; cable channel in talks to bring on show for 13-episode order.
Jun 09, 2009
TBS eyeing Earl

Salvation, thy name is TBS. Fans of My Name is Earl have been wearing black since NBC announced it wasn't picking up the show for a fifth season. But it may be time to break out the flannel once again, as TBS is reportedly in discussions to pick the show up for its schedule.

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Death Watch
Jan 12, 2011
Which of This Year's New Shows Will Be Back for Next Season?
Fox renews its top comedy Raising Hope for a second season; which other new shows do you think will return next year?
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Family Matters
Dec 01, 2011
I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Teens, They're the WORST
Fox's new sitcom is trying to be two shows at once, but it's really just one: an unfunny comedy.
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Zachary Levi signs on to play Jason Lee's cousin in sequel to live-action/animation box-office smash.
Feb 11, 2009
Chuck's Chuck gets Chipmunks role

Chuck fans--prepare to feel that same queasiness in your stomach that My Name is Earl fans felt a little over a year ago. Zachary Levi, who plays the affable accidental spy on NBC's Chuck, has signed on to co-star in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

My Name Is Earl creator brings sitcom about sibling makeover to TV.
Dec 01, 2006
Fugly comedy pilot sitting pretty at CBS

CBS has found beauty in Fugly, ordering a pilot for an old script from the creator of My Name Is Earl.

The project revolves around three homely siblings in North Carolina--identical twin sisters and a brother--who pool their inheritance to buy one of the sisters an extreme makeover. The three then move to Hollywood with dreams of profiting off her newfound good looks.

"What I love about the show is that it's about a family that's always been on the outside looking in, watching other people being successful," said creator Greg Garcia. "They ultimately decide that they need to be beautiful to achieve their dreams."

Similarly to Earl--which was twice turned down by Fox in 2003 before NBC brought it back during the 2004-05 development season--Garcia wrote Fugly for Fox during the same 2004-05 season, but the script was not ...

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Media watchdog group says Fox, 24, Earl, American Dad biggest offenders of primetime profanity, violence.
Sep 05, 2007
Parents Television Council: TV is filthy

Won't someone think of the children? Well, someone is, and they're pissed off at television.

The Parents Television Council has released the results of its latest look into the state of network prime-time television programming, and according to the nonprofit, TV is plagued with potty-mouths, soaked in sexually charged innuendo, and gushing with gratuitous violence.

The conservative group, which says its mission is "to promote and restore responsibility and decency to the entertainment industry," was scathing in its criticism of "family hour" programming. In a statement, PTC president Tim Winter said, "Our study clearly demonstrates that corporate interests have hijacked the Family Hour from families." Winter continued, "Shockingly, [the PTC's findings] shows that parents cannot trust what is on during the so-called Family Hour for even a minute."

The study looked at last season ...

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Earl Hickey's life has been full of poor choices and mistakes, but after winning a small lottery jackpot he has an epiphany and vows to change his ways. Upon discovering that he is the holder of a winning ticket, Earl is hit by a car and the ticket blows out of his limp hand as he lies unconscious in the street. While recovering in the hospital and watching television, Earl has a karmic epiphany, thanks to Carson Daly, who attributes his success to doing good for others. A light bulb goes off in Earl's dim head and he sets out to right every wrong he has done starting with a grade school geek. The series won 5 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Pilot, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series - Joy's Wedding, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Pilot and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Jaime Pressly.

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