Eastbound & Down: McBride Says HBO Series Ending with Season Three

Eastbound & DownThe sixth night of the 28th Annual Paley Festival was held at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles last night. The evening centered around the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down which revolves around a star pitcher (Danny McBride) whose self-destructive behavior knocks him out of major league baseball. It leaves him broke, delusional, and desperate to regain his former glory.

The TV show was renewed for a third season last October. Last night, executive producer and star McBride told the audience that season three will likely be the show’s last. He added, “The third season to us has always been the climax of the story that we set out to tell.”

He also said that, “I was never really that interested in turning the show into something traditional. We always wanted to just follow this character. We wanted the first season to weirdly stand on its own.”

The third round of installments are still being written but McBride admitted that he knows how Eastbound & Down will end. He wouldn’t disclose much about the upcoming season but did admit that Kenny will return to Shelby, North Carolina and April Buchanon (Katy Mixon) will be back.

HBO hasn’t announced when Eastbound & Down will return but word is that it probably won’t be until 2012.

What do you think? Do you think the series will really end after three seasons? Should it?

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  1. Brian H. says

    I really wish season 3 wasn’t the final season (especially since the seasons are so short and so wonderful at the same time), but I respect the writers’ decisions regarding this series because their hasn’t been a single dull moment so far, and we’re almost done with the series. Perhaps the writers know that they don’t want to be relegated to one character for their entire careers (they are obviously great writers), and perhaps McBride himself doesn’t want to be known primarily as “Kenny Powers” but rather a funny as *$@# actor/comedian with a wide range of talents. I wish I could watch “Eastbound & Down” every week for the rest of my life (new episodes, that is…), but the great shows know when you go out: On top of your game, not when you become a mockery or caricature of yourself. I’m sad about it, but unbelievably grateful that this show has existed for 3 seasons and given me at least 30 minutes of laughs for a few weeks in the past 3 years. Kenny F****** Powers!

  2. sonny says

    This show is great. I know Danny McBride is busy and making alot of money, but advertise this show better so more people just dont stumble on it midway during second season. A lot of networks dont reach out with enough info or attention grabbers for really good shows, or they take to long working out the kinks for it to get big. This show was awesome starting with the first episode. Keep it on, and danny mcbride should be making ten time the amount of money will ferral makes, will gets annoying after being a little bit of a funny/corny mixture. Danny McBride is super funny and would be cool to hang out with even if he was in a bad mood (dont know about real life though).

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