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'My Name Is Earl' might see new life on TBS

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    ana_jovanovic

    [1]Jun 9, 2009
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    Nellie Andreeva wrote:
    "My Name Is Earl" might live on.

    TBS is in preliminary talks to order 13 new episodes of the single-camera comedy from 20th Century Fox TV, sources said.

    The news comes a couple of weeks after NBC pulled the plug on the 4-year-old series starring Jason Lee in what became one of the highest-profile cancellations of the upfront season. Ever since "Earl" was put on the bubble for renewal at NBC in the spring, rumors began circulating that the series, which has won five Emmys, might look for another home. Early speculation included 20th TV's sister network Fox, whose entertainment president Kevin Reilly launched "Earl" while at NBC, and ABC, which has been open to acquiring series that have aired on other networks."Earl" would make a good fit at TBS, which will run repeats of the offbeat comedy beginning in the fall as part of an off-network syndication deal with Twentieth TV inked in 2007.

    Still, sources stressed that the conversations between 20th TV and TBS for new episodes are in the very early stages, and a deal is far from a lock as the sides have to figure out whether an expensive network single-camera series can be produced under a basic cable network's economic model.

    Also, while still under a hold at 20th TV, "Earl's" cast has not been lined up for a lower-budget reincarnation.

    A cable afterlife for canceled broadcast series often is considered, especially for shows with a devoted fan base, but the idea rarely pans out.

    In 2005, Showtime flirted with the idea of picking up Fox's Emmy-winning single-camera comedy "Arrested Development" after it was canceled, but a deal couldn't be reached.

    It is easier when the cable network is part of the corporate family.

    In 2007, the NBC drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" moved to sister cable network USA, with the broadcast network getting a second window on the crime series. The show, which underwent budget trims, is produced by UMS, another NBC Universal entity.
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    Loooooooooooost

    [2]Jun 9, 2009
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    Yar, i was just about to post this. But you did a better job then I could have ever dreamed of! Anyway, I totally think this could and would happen. I mean, no one wants to see a show cancelled with a cliffhanger! Just ask ALF! Honestly, as far as cliffhangers go, I thought it was pretty weak, but we need closure on Earl's list, you know?
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    robodog1000

    [3]Jun 9, 2009
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    This news pleases me, but i do hope that budget cuts wont ruin the show's original formula for this likely last season (If TBS renews it at all)
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    ana_jovanovic

    [4]Jun 11, 2009
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    Well, the original news posted here was unfortunately proved untrue

    Earl will not live on.

    The messanger of the sad news was Michael Ausiello, and you can read about it here .

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    Kelanthayet

    [5]Jun 12, 2009
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    ana_jovanovic wrote:

    Well, the original news posted here was unfortunately proved untrue

    Earl will not live on.

    The messanger of the sad news was Michael Ausiello, and you can read about it here .

    Yep. Unfortunately, this show has been officially cancelled.
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    ds-2009

    [6]Jun 12, 2009
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    shame i really loved this show i have been watching season one again on dvd. In the uk we havent had all the episodes yet but from what i read it ends on a cliffhanger. someone needs to tell nbc we all want our shows to have a beginning a middle and an end.
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    Loooooooooooost

    [7]Jun 13, 2009
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    Just a thought, but do you think, as a thank you to the fans, they could possibly film just one hour long wrap up? They can include it in the Complete Series Set, as more of an incentive to buy it. I already know I am buying it!
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    ds-2009

    [8]Jun 13, 2009
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    thats what they should do but its not likely look at the riches they left that on a cliffhanger as well no ending in sight
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    DOMOJITA

    [10]Dec 5, 2009
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    i wish people wouldent do that it really ticks me off thay did the same thing with everybody hates chris.
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    MathieuBoisclai

    [11]Dec 13, 2009
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    The show was getting tired and the plotline was kind of getting tired too. Now don't get me wrong, i started to watch that show when there was 70 episodes of so already on. I had the chance to watch what I call a Blitkrieg of episodes one after another and this show is great. The first 3 season were awesome. The last season a little sketchy and you felt the lack of real plot other then what we've seen. I wish we could have 1 last season to book the deal. Even if it's a happy ending with no punch I don't care, I need an Ending!
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    LouiseRees

    [12]Jan 5, 2010
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    Sorry for the bad news but TBS will not be continueing the show they said earl is dead but im trying to get earl on comedy central so theres still hope.
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