My Name Is Earl
Call it karma: My Name Is Earl may be reincarnated on cable.
Following NBC's unceremonious dumping of Earl this spring, the show's creators are in talks with TBS, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The cable network and Earl producer 20th Century Fox are in "preliminary conversations" about creating 13 new episodes of the sitcom together, a TBS spokesperson said.
It's unclear when these new episodes might air. Moving a show from network to basic cable would surely require budget cuts, and while the cast is still "on hold" with Fox TV, they would still have to renegotiate lower salaries. So don't cross this off Earl's to-do list just yet.
The good news? In a separate deal, TBS will start running repeats of Earl in the fall.