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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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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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Every kid has a baseball player to look up to. Kenny Powers is not that guy. (Season 1) See more »

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HBO

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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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Trivia

The show is named after the song "Eastbound and Down" by Jerry Reed. The show's creators initially weren't sure if they could keep this as the title without getting sued. See more »

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Casper: Hey, Stevie. Did you get cancer?
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Slow burner that becomes phenomenal
12 September 2016 | by wilkinsonalan-19160See all my reviews

Maybe it was the first two episodes - but, I wasn't really hooked by them. I came back to the series - and it turned into one of the funniest series I have ever seen. There are some cameo performances by the likes of Don Johnson, Matthew MaConaughey and Sacha Baron-Cohen. It is ironic that SBC was in this series - as he appeared to do something similar with Brothers Grimsby in a British context, but fell so short, sadly, of the standards achieved in E&D.

Stick with E&D - it is remarkable - crass, but laugh-out-loud funny and still manages to be endearing. Kenny Powers' utterings are so politically incorrect it is more of a lens on the kind of folk who genuinely come out with such cringe-making observations.

This series deserves much wider appreciation as it is a stand-out piece of work that amazingly gets better and better./


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