'Eastbound & Down' Canceled by HBO; Production on Fourth and Final Season Begins

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June 6th, 2013


via press release:





NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 – EASTBOUND & DOWN, the raucous HBO comedy series from creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill, begins shooting its eight-episode fourth and final season tomorrow in North Carolina, with the season scheduled to launch SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). McBride stars in the show as the irrepressible Kenny Powers, the former major league pitcher who is larger than life… and death.

In the third season of EASTBOUND & DOWN, which concluded in April 2012, Kenny Powers finally made it back to the majors and recaptured his former glory, only to fake his own death and run back home to his beloved April, the mother of his child. The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.

The third season of EASTBOUND & DOWN inspired raves, with People calling it “Terrific. The jokes take off on all sorts of unexpected trajectories – foul balls that score...Four out of four stars,” while Entertainment Weekly said, “You should make time to get down with ‘Down’,” rewarding the show an A-.

  • merrrranga

    didn’t they say the same thing last season? i didn’t see the point of a 4th but i hjope it lives up.

  • marc

    I think we have a different understanding of the word “canceled”

  • Dan

    It’s not cancelled its really a final season by the shows creators

  • Dan2

    Yeah, the creators didn’t even want to do more than 3 seasons, so it’s more that HBO talked them into a fourth one. Cancelled is not the right word.

  • RyanCanada

    so why are they cancelling it? doesnt really make sense.

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