'Earl' and 'Chris' Open TV Seasons

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The cast of 'Earl'.

The cast of Earl includes, from left, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly and Eddie Steeples. NBC hide caption

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TV critic David Bianculli reviews two new shows having their debuts this week: My Name is Earl, on NBC, and Everybody Hates Chris, on UPN.

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