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Show Details

Broadcaster: e.tv M-Net DStv 
Show Genre: Comedy
Season Premiere: Monday, March 17, 2008
Season Finale: Monday, August 11, 2008
Time: 19h30 - 20h00

Show Summary


My Name Is Earl is an American sitcom created by Greg Garcia and produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television about a petty crook who decides to right the wrongs of his past after discovering the concept of karma.

The series aired in the USA on NBC from 20 September, 2005 to 14 May, 2009. It was officially cancelled on 19 May, 2009. There are 96 half-hour episodes in four seasons.

My Name is Earl premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Wednesday 28 June 2006, at 19h30. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel and on e.tv. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 3 premiered on e.tv on Sunday 12 September 2010, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 22 episodes in the third season.

Season 3

Earl's back for a third season of karmic retribution and spends his time in prison.

He confesses to a crime that he did not commit so that that his ex-wife Joy doesn’t go to jail, while his brother, Randy, struggles to survive without his brother.

Will Earl be released or will he and his friends plan a prison break?

Seasons

Season 1 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 28 Jun 2006 | Finale: 6 Dec 2006 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 18 Jan 2007 | Finale: 28 Jun 2007 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 14 Dec 2008 | Finale: 24 May 2009 | Sundays, 19h30

Season 2 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 2 May 2007 | Finale: 3 Oct 2007 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 14 Feb 2008 | Finale: 17 Jul 2008 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 18 Oct 2009 | Finale: 21 Mar 2010 | Sundays, 19h30

Season 3 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 17 Mar 2008 | Finale: 11 Aug 2008 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 9 Oct 2008 | Finale: 5 Mar 2009 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 12 Sep 2010 | Finale: 6 Feb 2011 | Sundays, 19h30

Season 4 (27 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 13 Jul 2009 | Finale: 11 Jan 2010 | Mondays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 29 Oct 2009 | Finale: 29 Apr 2010 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 13 Feb 2011 | Finale: 14 Aug 2011 | Sundays, 19h30

Show Trivia


Earl's eyes are closed in every photograph taken of him in the show.

Earl has a list of all the bad things he's done which he tries to correct and ticks off through the course of the show to improve his karma.

In the first episode the audience is told that he has 259 items. These are added to during different episodes and total 267 by episode 18.

Here's what's appears on the list in the shot of it in the opening credits:

- 56: Stole Liquor from Liquor store
- 57: Told Joy Dan D(writing illegible) messed himself on the (rest cut out of frame)
- 58: Fixed a high school football game
- 59: Everything I did to Dad
- 60: Pulled fire alarm
- 61: Stole Mom's car (but I gave it back)
- 62: Faked death to break up with a girl
- 63: Wasted electricity
- 64: Spray Painted the bridge
- 65: Cost Dad the election
- 66: Let mice out at school play
- 67: Stole beer from a golfer
- 68: Blew up mailboxes
- 69: Cheated on school tests a lot

The show's tagline is: "Karma is a funny thing."

The show is created by Greg Garcia who first sent the script to FOX who turned it down. NBC picked it up approximately 18 months later after reading the script.

Earl is partly based on the character of Greg's step-father, also called Earl.

All the action takes place in the fictional town of Camden County, which is named after Greg's son.

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Earl Hickey Jason Lee
Randy Hickey Ethan Suplee
Joy Turner Jaime Pressly
Catalina Nadine Velazquez
Darnell Turner Eddie Steeples
Jamal Page Kennedy
Billie Alyssa Milano
Frank Michael Rapaport
Paco Raymond Cruz
Warden Jerry Hazelwood Craig T. Nelson
Young Earl Noah Crawford
Carl Hickey Beau Bridges
Ralph Mariano Giovanni Ribisi
Donny Jones Silas Weir Mitchell
Young Randy Ryan Armstrong
Sonny Leo Fitzpatrick
Officer Bowman Kathy Kinney
Glenn Ben Foster
Dwayne Kevin Sussman
Himself Howie Mandel
Sissy Jane Lynch
Doctor Ravi Kapoor
Herself Paris Hilton
Circus Michael Peña
T.R. Kevin Rankin
Referee Saverio Guerra
Donny's Mom Kathryn Joosten
Kid Rico Rodriguez
Patty Dale Dickey
Officer Stuart Daniels Mike O'Malley
Liberty Washington Tamala Jones
The Governor Dee Wallace
John Shawn Hatosy
Gerald Skyler Gisondo
Blind Man Jeff Lewis
TV Reporter John Henson
Ruth Bonita Friedericy
Greta Deborah Ann Woll
Officer Hoyne Billy Gardell
Letter Writer Dot Jones
Ray-ray DJ Qualls
Kenny's Dad Frank Collison
Sitcom Actor Joel Spence
Kay Hickey Nancy Lenehan
Kenny James Gregg Binkley
Josclyn Missy Doty
Lucy Fiona Gubelmann
Joel Malone Jon Heder
Josh Josh Wolf
Himself Paul Teutul, Sr.
Coyote Alejandro Patino

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