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Eastbound & Down 

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Many 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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2013   2012   2010   2009  
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Series cast summary:
Danny McBride ...  Kenny Powers 29 episodes, 2009-2013
Steve Little ...  Stevie Janowski 28 episodes, 2009-2013
Katy Mixon ...  April Buchanon 20 episodes, 2009-2013
Elizabeth De Razzo ...  Maria 20 episodes, 2010-2013
John Hawkes ...  Dustin Powers 16 episodes, 2009-2013
Jennifer Irwin ...  Cassie Powers 16 episodes, 2009-2013
Ethan Alexander McGee Ethan Alexander McGee ...  Dustin Jr. 16 episodes, 2009-2013
Bo Mitchell ...  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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Every kid has a baseball player to look up to. Kenny Powers is not that guy. (Season 1) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Trivia

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 attempted the jump, failing in a dramatic fashion. See more »

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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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just glorious
15 March 2010 | by staypuft2See 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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15 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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