By Adam B. Vary
June 09, 2009 at 05:34 AM EDT

My Name Is Earl is in early negotiations to be picked up by basic cable network TBS, weeks after broadcast network NBC cancelled the Emmy-winning series after four seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. TBS already has a deal in place to air syndicated reruns of Earl starting this fall, but it is still uncertain if a deal for 13 new episodes will pan out, in part because it’s unclear whether the show’s stars would return under what would most likely have to be a far-tighter budget.