‘Eastbound & Down’ Returning For Season 4

written by Franciscus on July 3, 2012 in Odd with no comments

Kenny Powers is coming back … again. HBO has renewed Danny McBride’s “Eastbound & Down” for a fourth season.

The news, which was first reported by Variety, follows hot on the heels of renewals for “True Blood” and “The Newsroom,” which earned a Season 2 pickup the day after its second episode aired.

According to EW, “Eastbound & Down’s” fate wasn’t always so certain, since McBride seemed hesitant about committing to another season earlier this year. “HBO definitely wants us, and [co-creator] Jody Hill and I love writing for the show,” McBride told EW a few months ago. “But there is other stuff we’d like to do. Both of us are ready to make jokes concerning people who don’t have strange haircuts.”

“Eastbound’s” Season 3 finale, when Kenny walked away from the majors, faked his own death and re-appeared in North Carolina ready to become a family man, was widely believed to be the show’s final episode when it aired in April.

But now HBO and the comedy’s creative team have decided that Kenny Powers might just have one good comeback story left in him. A premiere date for the new season has yet to be announced, but early 2013 is a safe bet.

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