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.
Earl has taken one too many wrong turns on the highway of life. However, a twist of fate turns his life into a tailspin of life-renewing events.
Earl wins a small lottery, and after an epiphany, he is determined to transform his good fortune into a life-changing event as he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past.
Before Earl can begin his journey, his inevitable attraction to misfortune surfaces once again. Seconds after winning the lottery, he is hit by a car and while unconscious, the winning lottery ticket blows away.
While in the hospital, Earl watches Last Call with Carson Daly where Carson says that his success is a direct result of doing good things for other people.
It is at that moment that Earl discovers karma, and in hope of a better life, he sets out to correct every bad thing he's ever done starting with a grade school geek, Kenny, who Earl used to pick on.
Joining Earl in his quest to cleanse his karma are a few dim-witted friends: hapless brother Randy and the very sexy Catalina. Offering him support is Darnell, the owner of the Crab Shack where Earl drinks beer. Earl’s ex-wife Joy won't lift a finger to help though - unless there's something in it for her.
Despite his seemingly limited intelligence, Earl is oddly effective, and the comedy series, like Earl himself, has a voice and style of its own.
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