TNT Cancels ‘Memphis Beat’ After Two Seasons

TNT has canceled its cop show “Memphis Beat.” This was the series that starred Jason Lee — best known for starring in the title role in “My Name is Earl” on NBC — as an Elvis-loving, guitar-strumming detective on the Memphis PD. It lasted two seasons, but according to various trade press reports — including […]

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NBC Beats Writer Who Sued Over ‘My Name Is Earl’

By Eriq Gardner LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by a writer who claimed that the network stole a screenplay to create the hit series “My Name is Earl.” Mark Gable sued NBC Universal in 2008, claiming the network took copyrighted elements from his screenplay “Karma” to create “Earl,” […]

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Jaime Pressly Pleads Not Guilty To DUI In LA

LOS ANGELES – Jaime Pressly has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving charges in Los Angeles. Court records show former “My Name is Earl” co-star entered the plea through her attorney Friday. Prosecutors in the city of Santa Monica charged Pressly with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol content of more .20 […]

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Jason Lee to Guest Star on ‘Raising Hope’

Jason Lee can check off another item on his Karma list. The former ‘My Name Is Earl’ star is reuniting with his old boss Greg Garcia for an upcoming episode of Garcia’s new show ‘Raising Hope,’ Fox announced Monday. Jason Lee will guest star as a washed up rock-star named Smokey Daniels, who’s hired to […]

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Cloris Leachman Is Sick of Betty White, Steals the Show at Fox TCA

There’s no ‘Hope’ of keeping feisty Cloris Leachman in line. The 84-year-old actress was a rambunctious riot at a Fox press conference Monday afternoon in Los Angeles, taking control of (or spinning out of control, depending on your perspective) the TCA (Television Critics Association) panel for her new fall show ‘Raising Hope.’ Costars Martha Plimpton, […]

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