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My Name is Earl

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My Name is Earl
Created byGreg Garcia
StarringJason Lee
Ethan Suplee
Jaime Pressly
Eddie Steeples
Nadine Velazquez
Narrated byJason Lee
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes96
Executive producersGreg Garcia
Marc Buckland
Tom Palmer
Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (Co-executive producer)
John Hoberg (Co-executive producer)
Kat Likkel (Co-executive producer)
Camera setupSingle camera
Running timeApprox. 21 min. (30 min. with commercials)
"Super-sized" episodes: Approx. 29 min. (40 min. with commercials)
Two part and hour long episodes: Approx. 42 min. (1 hour with commercials)
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 20, 2005 (2005-09-20) –
May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)

My Name Is Earl is an American sitcom. It was broadcast from September 20, 2005, to May 14, 2009 and was created by Greg Garcia. The series was produced by 20th Century Fox Television. In the United States, it is broadcast on the NBC television network. The series ended on May 14, 2009 after running for four seasons.[1] Season four had ended with the caption 'To Be Continued'. The series' producer, 20th Century Fox Television, approached the Fox networks to continue the series.[2]

Synopsis[change | change source]

The show centers on Earl Hickey, a not-so-smart petty crook.[3] He lives in fictional Camden county. Unexpectedly he wins the lottery.[3] He is dancing in the street with joy over winning $100,000 when he is hit by a car. He decides this is karma paying him back for all the bad things he has done. Making a list of everyone he has wronged, he starts by righting the first wrong on his list. Suddenly the lottery ticket comes back into his possession again. This makes him think he was right about karma. He believes if he does good things to other people, good things will come to him. He uses his winnings to right his former wrongs, one at a time.[3]

Cast[change | change source]

Awards and accolades[change | change source]

Jason Lee was selected for the title role. He had co-starred in several Kevin Smith films. He also starred in The Incredibles. The program quickly became one of NBC's highest rated new programs.[3] In 2006, the pilot won Emmy Awards for Greg Garcia and Marc Buckland. In 2007, Jaime Pressly won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.[3] The series received nominations for a Golden Globe Award (2006), British Academy Film Awards (2007 and 2008), and a People's Choice Award (2008).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fernandez, Maria Elena (May 19, 2009). "'My Name Is Earl' creator is OK with being 'thrown off the Titanic'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
  2. Littleton, Cynthia (June 8, 2009). "TBS may give new 'Earl' segs a whirl". Variety Magazine. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "My Name is Earl". NBC Universal. Retrieved 14 November 2015.