NY NAME IS EARL

Sunday, March 23rd at 7:50pm

This week Earl (Jason Lee) gets not one but two steps closer to righting all the wrongs on his list in a double feature of the comedy hit My Name Is Earl screening Sunday, March 23rd at 7:50pm on 3.

The series, which is currently in it’s third season, stars Lee as Earl Hickey, a former crook who, operating under the concept of karma, is trying to make up for all his past wrongdoings.

Over the course of the series’ three seasons the series has picked up numerous recognitions, including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, a 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, a BAFTA TV award nomination for International Programme of the Year and a 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, given to series creator Greg Garcia for the pilot episode.

Some of the cast members of My Name is Earl have also earned recognition for their work. Lee has received Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

While making the transition from drama to comedy has proven very rewarding for Jamie Pressly. Pressly, who plays Earl’s ex-wife Joy Turner, recently earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, beating actresses Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty).

Although her first roles in television were on the dramas Push and Jack & Jill, Pressly claims comedy feels more natural to her.

“I come from a very funny family. All the Pressly men were funny… My dad would tell these great stories, where every character had a different accent … We laughed at each other, all day,” Pressly told American TV Guide after receiving her award.

Pressly’s comical inspiration – her father Jim – recently expressed his pride when he spoke to NBC.com.

“I’m proud of her, she didn’t ever give up,” he told the website. “She kept right on struggling, because it wasn’t easy, but last year she got nominated, this year she got nominated, but this year she won.”

So make sure to catch this Emmy Award-winning actress in the Award-winning comedy series, a double episode of My Name Is Earl screens Sunday, March 23rd at 7:50pm on 3.

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