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'Earl' Creator Hits Back at 'Narcissist' Alec Baldwin

Sep 05, 2008 | 8:45am EDT

The creator of hit comedy My Name is Earl has hit back at Alec Baldwin after the actor accused TV bosses of favoring the show over his own series 30 Rock.

Baldwin recently launched a scathing attack on NBC, criticizing TV chiefs for giving extra help to shows including Scrubs and My Name is Earl, at the expense of his own TV comedy.

He said, "NBC hasn't done a thing to help this show (30 Rock). They've gone out of their way to wring the last drops out of My Name is Earl and Scrubs.

Those shows are done! They're cooked! Yet they do a one-hour episode of Earl ."

And the star's comments have infuriated My Name is Earl creator Greg Garcia, who has fired back, labelling Baldwin "unlikable" and "distasteful".

He also refers to Baldwin's 2007 scandal over a leaked phone message to his 11-year-old daughter Ireland, in which he called the youngster a "thoughtless little pig", insisting the incident may have effected 30 Rock's ratings.

He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "(Baldwin) sounds like a psychotic narcissist. Instead of blaming NBC, I think Alec should consider that some people in America may not want to watch a man who cusses out his own 11-year-old daughter on a phone message.

He doesn't stop there adding, "Oh, and the reason NBC occasionally puts on an hour long episode of Earl is because an hour of Earl gets better ratings than an Earl followed by a 30 Rock. It's called math, stupid."

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