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My Name Is Earl (TV Series)

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Original title
My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Year
Running time
30 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Gregory Thomas Garcia, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, Michael Pennie, Hilary Winston, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Bobby Bowman, Timothy Stack, Vali Chandrasekaran, Hunter Covington, Mike Mariano, J.B. Cook, Victor Fresco, Jessica Goldstein, Chrissy Pietrosh, Alan Kirschenbaum, Matt Ward
Music
Danny Lux, Mark Leggett
Cinematography
Eyal Gordin, Michael Goi, Walt Fraser, Victor Hammer, Jamie Maxtone-Graham, Feliks Parnell
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by National Broadcasting Company (NBC); 20th Century Fox Television / Amigos de Garcia Productions
Genre
TV Series. Comedy | Sitcom
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (2005-2009). 4 Seasons. 96 Episodes. Earl (Jason Lee, "Almost Famous," "Chasing Amy") 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 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 (guest star, Gregg Binkley), who Earl used to pick on.

Joining Earl along his quest to cleanse his karma are a few dim-witted friends: hapless brother Randy (Ethan Suplee, "Cold Mountain") and the very sexy Catalina (Nadine Velazquez, "The Bold and the Beautiful"). Even Darnell (Eddie Steeples, "Torque"), the owner of the Crab Shack where Earl drinks beer, offers his support. But it's Earl's ex-wife Joy (Jamie Pressly, "Not Another Teen Movie") 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 -- and the comedy series, like Earl himself, has a voice and style all its own. Created and written by Greg Garcia ("Yes, Dear), "My Name is Earl" is executive produced by Garcia and Marc Buckland ("Medical Investigation," "Ed"). The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Awards
2009: Emmy: 2 Nominations: Best Guest Actress (White) and Stunt Coordinator
2008: Emmy: Nominada a Best Cinematography
2007: Emmy: Best Supporting Actress (Pressly). 6 Nominations
2007: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Pressly)
2006: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor (Lee)
2005: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations: Best Comedy Series and Actor (Lee)
2007: Nominated for BAFTA TV Awards: Best International
2006: Nominated for BAFTA TV Awards: Best International
2006: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best TV Series - Comedy
2005: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director in Comedy Series
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay in Episodic Comedy
2006: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay in Episodic Comedy
2005: Writers Guild of America (WGA): 3 Nominations inc. Best Screenplay New Series
2006: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. for Best Actor (Comedy Series) (Lee) & Best Actress (Pressly)
2005: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nominations inc. Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series
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