Just when we thought we’d seen the last of great, washed-up baseball redneck Kenny Powers, HBO has decided to bring him back to life, resurrecting the foul-mouthed, pot-smoking, ass-chasing hysterics of Eastbound & Down — the immorally-underrated TV show created by Ben Best, Jody Hill and Danny McBride.
Variety reports that the network has picked up the series for a fourth season.
Produced by Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay of Gary Sanchez Productions, Eastbound & Down traces the hysterical and heartbreaking attempts of McBride’s irreverent and burnt out former Major League Baseball star.
Earning rave reviews and a dedicated cult following, E&D amazed and startled viewers with lung-busting hysterics — while also occasionally provoking a raw, tear-jerking moment — depicting the skewed and altered reality of a deluded one-time celebrity’s life as he “attempts” to make his big comeback.
The show featured several big-name stars and was sprinkled with a number of pleasantly surprising cameos, as the likes of Ferrell, Superbad golden-boy Seth Rogen, Oscar nominee John Hawkes and The Office‘s Craig Robinson all added to the impertinent charm of the potty-mouthed comedy.
HBO has also renewed several other titles in its current stable of shows, including Girls, Veep, True Blood and The Newsroom.
Thankfully for all Kenny Powers fans, Eastbound & Down is truly back, and no longer “fuckin’ out.”
Here’s to baseball, greasy mullets, sexy PE teachers and purple water bikes.