My Name is Earl is officially done

TV News | Jun 12th, 2009

Bad Karma indeed! My Name is Earl got canceled on NBC in May, but there was still hope of it coming back on the air via another network (TBS). I guess TBA and NBC negotiations crapped out and the show is officially dead. While I thought the series was starting to get stale at the end, I still tuned in each week. Oh well, I guess every show can’t be saved.

NBC canceled the series in May, but 20th hoped to keep the show alive by shopping it to nets such as Fox and ABC before turning to Turner. TBS already runs off-net repeats of “Earl” and both sides crunched the numbers to see if financially the show could hop back into production for the cabler.

Turns out it couldn’t.

“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 said. “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.”

The studio said it was “grateful to everyone at TBS for their enthusiasm for the series.”


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