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  1. Binged through the whole series of "My Name Is Earl". I can somewhat understand why they pulled the cord and cancelled the series at the end of season 4. While fun it was kind of repetitive or insane and thus alienating any new watchers. Also it got increasingly serialized despite of its episodic nature at the beginning.

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    1. @adiwan Officially, the cancelation happened because of financial issues over at NBC from the then-recent recession. They had been given the go-ahead to start writing for a fifth season, which is why the fourth one ends on a cliffhanger.

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      1. @zeldatra Sure. I have also read that. But when I look at the viewership numbers they were decreasing rapidly towards the end. I don't know what happened in April of 2009 but they might have spooked some people in the upper management in addition to the financial crisis. They could have at least resolve the cliffhanger and do a somewhat proper ending to the series.

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        1. @adiwan TV Tropes mentions an official "What if" ending, per the creator. Earl struggles with completing an entry, and happens to meet someone from his past who had wronged him. The guy had heard about Earl, and was inspired to do his own list. Earl realized he's finally had a truly positive influence on the world, and goes on with his life. I like knowing that, even if they didn't get to film it.

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