More Twentieth Television news: The syndicator has cleared NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl in 47 percent of the country beginning this fall, including nine out of the top ten markets.
Fox-owned My Network TV stations are part of the deal, including WPWR-TV in Chicago. The program is also expected to run on sister station WFLD-TV.
Earl has also cleared stations owned by CBS, Tribune, Local TV, and WPCH-TV in Atlanta. Midwest clearances include WKBD-TV in Detroit, WDAF-TV in Kansas City, WITI in Milwaukee, KTVI in St. Louis, and WTTV/WXIN in Indianapolis.
Among non Fox O&O stations, the biggest sale was to WPSG-TV in Philadelphia, a market where Fox owns a station (WTXF).
My Name Is Earl is about a crook (Jason Lee) who wins the lottery, gets hit by a car, develops a belief in something called karma while in the hospital, then later finds the ticket, and makes a list of things he has to do to make up for all of his wrongs. Comedy hilarity ensues.