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 4 aired on M-Net from 13 July, 2009 to 11 January, 2010, on Mondays at 19h00. It aired on M-Net Series from 29 October, 2009 to 29 April, 2010, on Thursdays at 20h30.
Season 4 premiered on e.tv on Sunday 13 February 2011, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 27 episodes in the fourth and final season.
M-Net Series Repeats
Fridays: 02h30, 08h30, 14h30
Earl (Jason Lee) 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 won 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.
To date, the comedy has received the People's Choice Award, two Television Critics Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Emmy Awards for writing, directing, casting and editing.
Joining Earl on his quest to cleanse his karma are a few dim-witted friends including hapless brother Randy (Ethan Suplee) and the very sexy Catalina (Nadine Velazquez). Even Darnell (Eddie Steeples), an employee of the Crab Shack where Earl drinks beer, offers his support.
But it's Earl's ex-wife Joy (Jaime Pressly) who won't lift a finger to help unless there's something in it for her.
Despite his seemingly limited intelligence, Earl is oddly effective.
Created and written by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, My Name Is Earl is executive-produced by Garcia, and Bobby Bowman. The series is produced by Amigos de Garcia and Twentieth Century Fox Television.
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