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Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach Physical Education at his old middle school.
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 Kenny Powers (29 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Stevie Janowski (28 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 April Buchanon (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Maria (20 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Dustin Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Cassie Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ethan Alexander McGee ...
 Dustin Jr. (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Wayne (15 episodes, 2009-2013)
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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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When Kenny Powers comes back, he comes back hard. (Season 2) See more »

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The English teacher is named after one of McBride's actual English teachers in high school. See more »

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Casper: Hey, Stevie. Did you get cancer?
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Referenced in Conan: I Know What You Did Last Lobsterfest (2011) See more »

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3 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know how I will feel about this show a year from now, but after having watched all six episodes several times over, I consider it to be one of my favorite series of all time. This was just exactly my sense of humor. In the vein of Bad Santa and its anti-hero Willie, Kenny Powers is an uncompromising mess of a character that seems to say and do the most amusing thing possible in every situation. Not since Owen Wilson broke out with "Bottle Rocket" has there been a performer who can make me laugh by doing so little--it's more about his delivery than the actual material. I am deliberately not discussing any details of the show in case someone wants to discover it for themselves, but if you enjoy either of the two movies I mentioned, or other profanity-laced HBO offerings, such as Entourage (with the equally foul-mouthed Ari Gold), then try some. I think it's worth noting that both Kenny Powers and Ari Gold are both the most quotable TV characters of the decade, and certainly my two favorites.


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