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Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
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Series cast summary:
 Kenny Powers (29 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Stevie Janowski (28 episodes, 2009-2013)
 April Buchanon (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Maria (20 episodes, 2010-2013)
 Dustin Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Cassie Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ethan Alexander McGee ...
 Dustin Jr. (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Wayne (15 episodes, 2009-2013)


Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny goes home to Shelby County, NC, to nurse his wounds and work as a gym teacher at his old middle school. Written by HBO

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Kenny Powers, the series' protagonist, is the name of a real life American stuntman who attempted to jump a portion of the St. Lawrence river in a rocket propelled Lincoln Continental. The stunt was conceived by a Canadian stuntman, Ken Carter. When it came time to jump he backed out, and the crew contacted Kenny Powers, who then attended the jump. Failing in a dramatic fashion. See more »


Reg Mackworthy: When did you become such a pussy? I mean, you've always been a pussy. But now you're like a vagina with a mullet.
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just glorious
15 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This show is above and beyond what it deserves to be. What ought to be a dumb fun Danny McBride, Will Ferrell produced sports comedy vehicle is in fact a work of television genius.

I am in love with this show.

Every slow motion musical moment, every scene filled with such beautiful comedy and affecting drama. It is cast impeccably, each scene judged to perfection, and the score drifts you along, deep under it's trance. Each episode continues on from the last as if it were a 3 hour movie, and this, I feel, is how it is best viewed. I can not rate it highly enough. I only wish I could live forever, perhaps rather sadly in the warm glow of this series. It is an instant favourite.

If you want your life to be better, watch this show. I only hope there are people out there who can enjoy it on the level that I did.

Just glorious.

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