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In the HBO comedy "Eastbound and Down," Danny McBride stars as Kenny Powers, a deluded, washed-up former professional baseball player who has returned to his hometown of Shelby, North Carolina. Powers's brother Dustin (John Hawkes) and family have been kind enough to take Kenny in, and he gets a job as a physical education teacher at the local high school. His ex-girlfriend April (Katy Mixon) is an art teacher at the school, and her fiancé Terrence (Andrew Daly) is the school's principal. Powers is arrogant, obnoxious and completely blind to the part he's played in the destruction of his life and career. He's determined to get it all back.
The show's first season focuses on Kenny's efforts to revive his career and win April again, aided by loser Stevie (Steve Little), whom Kenny hires as his assistant. Season two finds Kenny and Stevie down in Mexico, where Kenny joins a Mexican baseball team and falls in love, all with disastrous results. In the third and final season of the show, Kenny returns to the United States to play in the minor leagues and learns that he is a father.
Eastbound and Down is crude, darkly funny and borders on offensive for some viewers, with a number of its comic setups and punch lines revolving around sex or drugs. A true ensemble production, it was created by McBride, writer/director Jody Hill (Observe and Report) and writer Ben Best. McBride, Hill and Best also write the show along with Shawn D. Harwell, and Hill directs with David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). Most of them are from the South, as are some of the actors, and their depictions of and insights into small-town Southern life are hilariously accurate. Guests with terrific comic pedigree appear on the show as well, including Will Farrell (also an executive producer), Matthew McConaughey and Lily Tomlin.
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Kenny is forced to return a favor. Stevie offers revisions to Kenny's life story. April weighs her options.
Kenny finds his personal issues are affecting his work. Stevie keeps up a facade in the face of adversity. Dustin and Cassie help Kenny learn a valuable Christmas lesson.
Kenny is shaken when Guy introduces a wild card to the show. Stevie recruits Maria to help promote Kenny's side business. April reaches her breaking point with "Famous Kenny."
Guy asks Kenny to calm down with the publicity. April persuades Kenny to agree to couples therapy; Kenny and Stevie make plans for a new business venture.
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Eastbound and Down News
It's almost time for Kenny Powers to return with a new season of "Eastbound and Down," so today HBO released the new trailer for season three. Among the new footage are some looks at Kenny's gig in Myrtle Beach, good times with April, and tension with Stevie Janowski. Watch the trailer here.
Have you been missing the wit and wisdom of Kenny Powers? Well you won't have long to wait to delve back into his autobiography in progress. The hilariously raunchy HBO sitcom "Eastbound and Down" returns for a third season on Sunday, February 19th at 10 PM.
Winter is coming...and yet, "Game of Thrones" won't be back until Spring. Yes, last year's big midseason series premiere for HBO is an April show. But in the meantime, HBO has three new shows for you, including "Luck" starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, and the return of the almighty Kenny Powers.
When he's not been off acting as MFCEO of K-Swiss, Kenny Powers has apparently carved some time out of his busy schedule to work on a teaser trailer for season 3 of "Eastbound and Down," out in 2012. It's a brief one, but it tells you about all you need to know - mainly that Kenny's taking his thunder and lightning to the rockin', hard-partyin' beach town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Somebody over at K Swiss is going to get fired or get a really big-ass raise. The sneaker company recently released an awesomely hilarious five-minute video commercial that plays out like a short new episode of "Eastbound and Down," with foul-mouthed fictional spokesperson Kenny Powers becoming MFCEO (it means what you think it does) of the company. Watch it here.
Is "Eastbound and Down" the best show, or what? Possibly the most offensive thing on television, it manages to give us a totally irredeemable protagonist who we sort of manage to care about, bring the laughs every week, and do it all with a weird sort of existensionalist bend. The ending of the second season's third episode, which has Kenny Powers and his new girlfriend on a roller coaster, was one of the most surreal moments of television I'd seen since "The Sopranos" went off the air, and the second season finale was oddly brave in its