My Name is Earl Is Definitely Dead

Reports of cancelled sitcom “My Name is Earl” getting a short reprieve on cable have now been scuttered.

Yesterday, Variety reported that Twentieth Century Fox TV was in talks with TBS about a possible 13-episode pickup.

Today, Twentieth Century Fox TV has released the following statement:

“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, [series creator] Greg [Garcia] 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.”