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NBC Cancels 'My Name Is Earl'

by Andrew Scott, posted May 19th 2009 1:05PM
My Name Is Earl CancelledNBC is cancelling 'My Name Is Earl.'

The show debuted to impressive ratings in 2005, and went on to win four Emmy awards for its first season, including awards for writing and directing. But despite an additional Emmy for co-star Jaime Pressly in 2006, 'Earl''s ratings deteriorated over time, placing it on the bubble for a good portion of this year.

'Earl' ends after four seasons on NBC.

However, there is a chance 'My Name Is Earl' will go on -- at least on a different network. According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC and Fox are in talks to bring 'Earl' to their network.


My Name Is Earl CancelledNBC is cancelling 'My Name Is Earl.'

The show debuted to impressive ratings in 2005, and went on to win four Emmy awards for its first season, including awards for writing and directing. But despite an additional Emmy for co-star Jaime Pressly in 2006, 'Earl''s ratings deteriorated over time, placing it on the bubble for a good portion of this year.

'Earl' ends after four seasons on NBC.

However, there is a chance 'My Name Is Earl' will go on -- at least on a different network. According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC and Fox are in talks to bring 'Earl' to their network.

In the meantime, file this under a major dose of bad karma.



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