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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.E. See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The creators offered Walton Goggins a role on the third season of the show, but it wasn't possible, due to scheduling reasons. 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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Immediate Favorite
3 December 2009 | by jfgibson73See 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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