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Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)

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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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15 February 2009 (USA)  »

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When promoting the second season of this show on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Episode #9.32 (2010), Danny McBride revealed that season two was shot in a little over 30 days. See more »


Ashley Schaeffer: I had a dream about this moment... When I was making love... to my wife Donna. On top a her; powerful thrusts, filling the sultry night air. Heavy breath. My son Gabriel walked in, little boy. My wife sprung out of bed and said "No, Gabriel! Leave!" And I said "No, honey, shut your mouth, let him watch." Let him watch what is being consecrated here. And I want the people to watch what is going to be consecrated here. And I will bring my son down here, and he will watch.
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Give it a chance and you won't be disappointed and be able to stop thinking about it
8 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

all the bad reviews on here are only based on the FIRST episode! That's not enough to review a show, they clearly have an issue with the actors or writers. When i first heard about the show i was very exited, being a fan of will Ferrell and Adam McKay and being newly introduced to Danny McBride in pineapple express, i was thrilled from the start. i watched the first episode premiere and although i was somewhat disappointed i gave it another chance because well, it was the first episode! after the second episode i watched the show every week till it ended, yet i kept playing the images in my head and the quotes and it was even more hilarious. This show really grows on you and you cant help but say one of Kenny Powers' ridiculous quotes to someone even tho they have no idea what you are talking about and you laugh even harder.

This is a show you can watch alone and still laugh your butt off. This is a show you want everyone you know to know about but secretly want to keep it to yourself. If you haven't seen this show yet you are really missing out on a great show. keep an open mind and enjoy, i know you wont be disappointed

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