In HBO’s comedic take on the world of baseball, “Eastbound & Down” chronicles the tumultuous life of Kenny Powers. Once a celebrated major league baseball player, Kenny’s career and personal life spiral out of control, leading to a humbling return to his hometown.

Swapping his pitcher’s mound for a school gym, the brash and often vulgar Kenny takes on a new role as a middle school physical education teacher. Here, he navigates the complexities of redemption, rekindling old acquaintances, and his ever-present quest to return to his former glory.

Eastbound & Down | February 15, 2009 (United States) 8.3
Writer: Ben Best, Jody Hill, Danny McBrideStars: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy MixonSummary: 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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