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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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Molly April 12, 2015 at 10:59 pm

We want more Earl!!!!!!!!!


Xander Theunissen April 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

hey guys I’m going into the drama line of work and when i am old enough to be a producer and director i will make sure we get an answer who is earl jnr’s real dad
Like us on facebook @ Boredom Busting Brothers and supports us on youtube so that we can make this possible……. If you are a true my name is earl fan you would do anything to save earl……so earl fans UNITE !!!!! P.S THERE IS STILL HOPE


Haley B April 7, 2015 at 3:12 am

Man , Yall Are FOOLS For Canceling This AMAZING AND FUNNY SHOW! How Can Terrible Tv Shows Be On But When The Best One Is MADE ITS CANCELED …. UGHHH ! CONTINUEE IT


Jen April 6, 2015 at 4:16 am

One of the best shows ever! Can’t believe the way they left us hanging! Still would love to see more of these great characters. Been waiting for 6 years.


Tess March 25, 2015 at 12:19 am

I just don’t understand how shows about cops and 50 million soap operas can stay on air for 25 years but a good funny show get cancelled after 4 seasons? Couldn’t come to an agreement? More like the actors was wanting more royalties for the more viewers they were getting and corp. was more worried about putting more money in their own pockets. Well News Flash TBS the viewers is what puts money in your pocket and when your VIEWERS are upset about something you might want to listen. keep it up you’ll lose us 1 by 1.


hunter February 10, 2015 at 9:20 pm

I just wish you could finnish what you started. like the last Episode!! on Season4!! “Dodge’s dad” gottahhh know what happens next. More seasons of the show would be nice to….. CONTINUE THE SHOW!!!!!


molly January 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

What happened? I was enjoying the shows was making me laugh was a great show and like to see the rest of it as well! He never even finished his list or see what happened on his son dodge so please bring the show back please!


Josh January 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Yes I would love it if you bring back my name is Earl!


amanda January 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Please finish making my name is Earl I just love the show and like to finish it too, please bring the shows back.


emmanuel January 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm

I’m wish they could have made another show to at least keep enjoying earl and Randy .etc but it liked the show more for what earl’s list was about and it wish that could happen


Sylvia October 27, 2014 at 11:07 am

Jess is also right do something you just left us fans hanging


Sylvia October 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

They should make season 5


zolee July 18, 2014 at 4:16 am

Jess has right. They have to show us the end of the story. I love this series so much and I am still disappointed that it won’t be continued. Is there any chance for a movie?
Other interesting (and disappointing) thing is, I recently visited the NBC shop in NYC and Asked for souvenirs, but the girl can’t remember that this series was created and showed by NBC… :(


Jess June 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I think they should skip the show and go straight to making a my name is earl MOVIE ! Where earls list is concluded giving the faithful fans and views there rightful ending … Think about it .. Who reads a whole book and just skips find out the ending ???


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