‘Earl' Cleared In 80% Of U.S.

Twentieth Television has cleared off-NBC sitcom My Name is Earl in more than 80% of the country for fall 2009, said Bob Cook, Twentieth Television's president and COO on Wednesday.

That increases the show's clearance list to more than 100 markets, including Fox-owned WNYW/WWOR New York, KTTV/KCOP Los Angeles, WFLD/WPWR Chicago, KRIV/KTXH Houston and KDFW/KDFI Dallas.

Additional stations picking up the show include KTVU San Francisco; WOIO/WUAB Cleveland; KTXL Sacramento; WPGH/WPMY Pittsburgh; WCCB Charlotte; WLFL/WRDC Raleigh-Durham, NC; WZTV/WUXP Nashville; WSYX/WTTE Columbus, Ohio; WSTR Cincinnati; WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich., and WABM/WTTO Birmingham.

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 Televisio and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.