A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.
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 Earl Hickey (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Randy Hickey (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Joy Turner (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Catalina (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Darnell Turner (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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Earl is a low-life who buys a winning lottery ticket, only to get hit by a car, losing the ticket in the process. He then realizes in the hospital that his bad luck is the result of karma in which fate punishes him for all the rotten things he's ever done in his life; therefore, he then decides to dedicate his life to making amends to all the people he has hurt in his life. Written by B&M

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Turning his life around. One mistake at a time. See more »

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Natesville, Camden County's rival city, is home to the Chances in Raising Hope (2010). See more »

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When Joy is shown counterfeiting 20's in 1996, they are the bills that were redesigned in 2004. See more »

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Joy: [to Darnell] When the bar closes let's do it on the pool table like Jodie Foster did in that porno.
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The "Amigos de Garcia" production company card in the closing credits features a different friend of Executive Producer 'Gregory Thomas Garcia' every week. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.127 (2011) See more »

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Jason Lee is perfect in this show and it was great!
20 September 2005 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

My husband and I are great fans of Jason Lee's movie roles. We were really looking forward to this show and it totally delivered. You know a show is good if the funniest jokes aren't wasted in the trailer. Funny, well-written with great timing and direction. I instantly set my DVR to record all episodes to make sure I don't miss a single one. I thought the premise was very unique and while Earl appears to be a stereotype, there are unplumbed depths. The peripheral characters are a hoot, the choice of music also elicited quite a few laughs.

I am hoping the rest of the season holds up to the extremely well-done pilot. I think this really could be a classic, besides we have the promise of 258 possible episodes!

12/27 Footnote: The show has exceeded all my expectations and I am happy to see Earl adding to his list - so we could have inifinite episodes - yippeee.


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