My Name Is Earl is done.
Cable network TBS had expressed interest in continuing the series –which was yanked from the NBC lineup after four seasons last month– with new episodes. But 20th Century Fox TV and creator/executive producer Greg Garcia have opted not against the move because of all of the cuts they would have to make in order to produce the series on a smaller budget.
“Greg Garcia’s brilliant ‘My Name Is Earl’ kept America laughing for the past four seasons and certainly deserved to continue for many more,” 20th Century TV said in a statement Thursday.
“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.”
My Name Is Earl will still run on TBS in the form of repeats.