Series creator, "The Millers" (CBS, 2013- )
Series creator, "Raising Hope" (Fox, 2010- )
Series creator, "My Name is Earl" (NBC, 2005-2009)
Series creator, "Yes, Dear" (CBS, 2000-2006)
Consulting producer, "Family Guy" (Fox, 1993-2005, 2008- )
First series as co-creator, "Built to Last" (NBC)
Writer and story editor on "Family Matters" (ABC,1989-1998)
First writing credits on "On Our Own" (ABC)
Pays frequent tribute to his home state and town in his series: the trailer park in "My Name is Earl" (NBC, 2005-2009) was named Pimmit Hills, a neighborhood where his family resided during his childhood, while Garret Dillahunt is frequently seen in Washington Capitals and Redskins t-shirts.
The parental figures on "The Millers" (CBS, 2013- ) played by Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale, are based on Garcia's own parents
During the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike, Garcia worked at a Burger King as research for an as-yet-unfinished book.
Garcia engaged in a lengthy war of words with actor Alec Baldwin over the latter's statements about NBC "wring(ing) the last drops out of "My Name is Earl" while ignoring Baldwin's series, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). Baldwin later apologized, but in doing so, inaccurately labeled Garcia as a Scientologist, a statement the writer/producer later refuted.
"I just have more fun writing those people. They feel more real to me. I always tend to want to write these people. I want to root for them, and I want to spend time with them rather than a bunch of characters who seem like they've got a lot of cash and maybe their problems shouldn't seem that bad." - Garcia, quoted in USA Today, 11/22/2010
Provided an ending for "Earl" during a 2013 Ask Me Anything chat on reddit.com, in which Earl finally completes his list by encountering a person whose own list of good deeds involved helping Earl.
On the second-season finale of "Raising Hope," the family visits Hollywood. When Burt (Garrett Dillahunt) runs into a fictional NBC programming executive, he kicks the man in the testicles and yells "That's for cancelling 'My Name Is Earl'!"