My Name Is Earl: TBS Not Buying Jason Lee Sitcom, Staying Cancelled

My Name Is EarlNews recently surfaced that, in light of NBC’s cancellation of My Name Is Earl, TBS was interested in picking up the show for 13 new episodes. The cable channel currently airs the first three seasons and is scheduled to add season four in the Fall.

Unfortunately, all sides weren’t able to come to an agreement so there won’t be a fifth season of the sitcom. The Hollywood Reporter reports that series creator Greg Garcia and producing studio 20th Century Fox TV decided not pursue the deal after looking at the necessary budget cuts. Meanwhile, the LA Times believes that TBS felt they wouldn’t be able to afford the show and cut the discussions short. Either way, the end result’s the same.

Yesterday, actor Ethan Suplee (Randy on Earl) indicated that the deal was still possible. On Twitter, he wrote, “I heard TBS MIGHT stand for TheBestStation.” Earlier today, he changed his tune and wrote, “TBS isn’t TheBestStation for reviving Earl. Good news is I’m now available to play Shia Laboof’s better looking brother in Transformers 3.”

A little while ago, 20th Century Fox TV issued a statement that said, “Greg Garcia’s brilliant My Name Is Earl kept America laughing for the past four seasons and certainly deserved to continue for many more.”

“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. As none of us, Greg 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.”

“We are grateful to everyone at TBS for their enthusiasm for the series and wish to offer our heartfelt thanks to the cast and crew of My Name Is Earl for their incredible work.”

So, the sitcom is apparently over. Unfortunately, the viewers have been left hanging. If you had your choice, how would you like to see the Earl story concluded?

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  1. says

    That was just a great show I wish that it was still going he never finished his list! I was just watching the show on netflix and it was so crazy that it just stopped there wasn’t a season 5. It’s hard to be a better guy when they cancel your show.

  2. says

    We loved my name is earl! Greg Garcia was a genious in coming out w my name is earl.We are upset they unfairly cancelled t show.Best funny TV comedy ever made!!

  3. Anonymous says

    They need to keep making my name is earl that was such a good show I loved it my family loved it please keep making more

  4. Dee says

    My husband and I loved this show so much. It left on such a hanger and he never got to finish his list. We just rewatched all the episodes on Netflix. It was a alert down to see such a great show cut short.

  5. Anonymous says

    What would Karma say? BEST COMEDY AND HATING THIS CLIFF HANGER…. Such a disappointment even years later….

    • Charelle Spencer says

      I just finished watching this on Netflix that cliffhanger is aggrivating! There should definitely be more to this sitcom IMO.

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