Citizens from Camden county have even appeared in Raising Hope, Patty the day time hooker, Tim Stack, and the one legged lady Earl slept with.
The only one that appeared as the same character is Patty the daytime hooker. The others were different characters, just like every other crossover person from My Name is Earl.
Camden County is the neighboring county of Natesville
Product of being from the same creator.
The Pilot episode of Raising Hope includes a news report that states that a man from Camden County has finished his Karma list.
Easter Egg for fans of Earl. Nothing more.
The Old Folks home in Natesvile is the Earl J. Hickey Memorial Nursing Home
More evidence that it's not in the same universe. Why would anyone name a nursing home after Earl Hickey in the My Name is Earl universe?
Yes Dear is set in the same universe as Raising Hope.