'Eastbound and Down' scoop: In and out after three?

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Oh no, say it ain’t so, Kenny Powers! At a Paley Center tribute to HBO’s cult hit Eastbound and Down in Los Angeles Thursday, star Danny McBride (Kenny Powers) laid some not-so-pleasant news on the 800 or so fans who attended the session: He and fellow executive producer Jody Hill aren’t looking to go beyond a third season.

Yikes!

“We never really had an interest in turning the show into anything traditional,” McBride told the crowd. “We approach each season like it’s one long movie.” Gee, does HBO know you’re already prepared to call it quits? Anyway, the half-hour comedy that also stars Steve Little is expected to return sometime in early 2012. (Yes, we know, a looooong time from now).

McBride and Hill said they already know how Kenny’s journey will end. Gulp.

So what’s the plan for season 3? The guys couldn’t spill much — they’re writing it as we speak — but they did say Kenny will return to Shelby, N.C. Katy Mixon’s April Buchanon – who was missing during season 2 when the big guy went to Mexico — will be back, as will Stevie and his new wife Maria (Lisa De Razzo). Unfortunately, McBride wouldn’t spill when asked if the Oscar-nominated John Hawkes will reprise his role as Kenny’s brother Dustin Powers.

And the night wouldn’t have been complete if someone didn’t address Charlie Sheen. Fortunately, McBride was ready to take aim: He gave a shout-out to the website that asks readers to figure out if a quote was from his character or the ex-star of  Two and A Half Men. Hill admitted he had a hard time guessing.

Try it yourself by clicking here.

Comments (9 total) Add your comment
  • Trenton

    Charlie Sheen wished he sounded as awesomeness as Kenny Powers

  • MWeyer

    Kenny Powers doesn’t know the word quit! Of course, the words Kenny doesn’t know are 90 percent of the dictionary…

  • allyg1rl

    woooow

  • iKnow

    Would of loved to see it go longer..but it is sooo funny..so ill just enjoy it

  • jk

    The first season was phenomenal, but the second just wasn’t as good. Here’s hoping they can end on a high note. Plus, props for not dragging it out like some series.

  • Matt

    This is not new news. It’s been reported before that Eastbound & Down wouldn’t go beyond a third sesaon.

  • Matt W

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And we have to wait till 2012!? My god!

  • BHM1304

    This story would be good if it wasn’t 2 years old. Hill and McBride have been saying since the first season premiered that they saw this as a three year project.

  • tjp

    you’re fu#** out, I’m fu#!* in

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