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'My Name is Earl' creator sets up comedy pilot at Fox

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My Name is Earl creator Greg Garcia will pen an untitled pilot for Fox, Variety reports. It will center on a 25-year-old male who is forced to raise the infant that resulted from a one-night stand when the child’s mother ends up on death row for murder. “It’s kind of in the world that Earl inhabited,” Garcia told the trade. “The same type of people. And with Yes, Dear, I enjoyed writing about families and raising children. So I came up with this idea, which in a way combines those two things.” (The young father has a “quirky family”; his clueless parents are in their 40s.) Garcia hopes to get his Earl crew back together if all goes well. “There’s a lot of disappointment and frustration at how [that show] ended,” he said. “But after that, we looked for a new home and tried to make it economically work, but it didn’t work out. We unfortunately had to finally call it a day. Everyone tried.”

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