'My Name Is Earl' clearances grow

Series cleared in 80% of U.S. for fall syndication launch

Twentieth Television has now cleared off-net sitcom "My Name Is Earl" in more than 100 markets for its fall launch in broadcast syndication.

That represents more than 80% of the country, including 34 of the top 35 markets, encompassing New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Boston and Dallas, among others.

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

"My Name Is Earl," which airs on NBC, is created and written by Greg Garcia, who executive produces with Bobby Bowman. The series is produced by Amigos de Garcia and 20th Century Fox Television.