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(Spoiler warning: Don’t read this if you still plan on watching the stunning finale of “Eastbound & Down”) “Eastbound & Down” ended about as well as a comedy can, taking the “Six Feet Under” approach to ludicrous extremes and wrapping up Kenny Powers deranged odyssey without selling him out. We got to see Sacha Baron Cohen as a disgusting network head, Lindsay Lohan as Kenny’s grown-up daughter, and Powers (Danny McBride) burning on an African funeral pyre. He kind of accepted that family is more important than fame. But not really. Also read: Lindsay Lohan Adds to Career Hat Trick With ‘Eastbound. »
- Tim Molloy
Can't wait to see who Nucky Thompson is going to snuff next? HBO has announced the season premiere dates for "Boardwalk Empire's" fourth season, and "Eastbound & Down's" fourth and final season, as well as the debut of its new "Hello Ladies" and the upcoming feature-length Larry David comedy, "Clear History." Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk" will be back with 12 episodes on Sept. 8 in the 9 p.m. timeslot. Also read: 13 Hidden Treasures of Summer TV "Eastbound," which follows the adventures of a self-destructive former Mlb pitcher Kenny Powers (Danny McBride), was widely expected to conclude at »
- Greg Gilman
It’s game over for Kenny Powers.
HBO has announced that Eastbound & Down‘s eight-episode fourth season, premiering Sept. 29, will be the show’s last.
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The comedy stars Danny McBride as an ex-major league pitcher who is forced to take his train wreck of a personality back to his hometown in North Carolina, where he gets a job as a phys-ed teacher.
Season 3 ended with Kenny finally making it back to the majors, only to fake his own death and run back home to his beloved April, »
- Michael Ausiello
HBO has made official its plans to conclude Eastbound & Down. The network announced Thursday that the comedy will end with its fourth season. News of the series' impending finish comes a day ahead of production resuming in North Carolina. The final run will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 10 p.m. Photos: 40 Years of HBO Produced by Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay, Eastbound stars McBride as former Major League pitcher Kenny Powers. HBO expressed a strong interest in continuing the series beyond the upcoming run, but the creative team behind it
- Michael O'Connell
4 items from 2013
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