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'Eastbound & Down' Will End After Season 3, 'Hawaii Five-0' Cast Safe from Tsunami and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 11th 2011 2:06PM
Danny McBrideLooks like Kenny Powers will be riding into the sunset sooner than we thought.

'Eastbound & Down' star Danny McBride and co-creator Jody Hill told the audience at the show's PaleyFest 2011 panel yesterday that they don't foresee anything past a third season for the show, Entertainment Weekly reports.

"We never really had an interest in turning the show into anything traditional," McBride said. "We approach each season like it's one long movie."

Season 3, which McBride and Hill are writing right now, will most likely air in 2012.

In other TV news ...

The 'Hawaii Five-0' cast is safe and sound on high ground in Hawaii following the major earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Also reportedly safe: '90210' stars Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grimes, who are in Japan, and Jimmy Kimmel, who is vacationing in French Polynesia. [EW]

TNT announced the summer premiere dates for its original shows. Mon., July 11 will see the seventh season of 'The Closer' and the second of 'Rizzoli & Isles.' 'Memphis Beat' and 'HawthoRNe' will premiere on Tues., June 14, and 'Leverage' will bow on Sun., June 26. 'Men of a Certain Age' and the debut of 'Franklin & Bash' will air on Wed., June 1. Finally, the two-hour premiere of 'Falling Skies' will occur on Sun., June 19. [TV Guide]

Steve Carrell's impending departure from 'The Office' is becoming all the more real now that NBC has set his exit date. Carrell's last episode will air April 28. [EW]

Want to know how 'The Cape' ends? The finale won't air on NBC any time soon, but the network is releasing the series finale on its website at midnight. [TV Line]

'The Wire' creator David Simon spoke out about the news that actress Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson was arrested in connection with a Baltimore drug raid yesterday. "She worked hard as an actor and was entirely professional, but the entertainment industry as a whole does not offer a great many roles for those who can portray people from the other America. There are, in fact, relatively few stories told about the other America," he wrote in an essay. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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