Eastbound & Down is a comedy show from HBO, starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a former professional baseball pitcher, who after an up and down career in the major leagues is forced to return to his hometown middle-school in Shelby, North Carolina as a substitute physical education teacher.
Producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay received an order for six episodes for the first season from HBO. The series was produced by Will Ferrell's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions. The show premiered February 15, 2009, at 10:30p.m. Its second season, consisting of seven episodes, began on September 26, 2010. On October 27, HBO announced they were renewing the show for a third season.
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. While not based on the life of former Major League Baseball relief pitcher John Rocker, the show's creators do cite him as an inspiration, and the hair style is a direct copy
Gast denkt dus dat hij nog bij de top is, maar heeft helemaal niks meer. Alleen nog maar een jetski en een vercrackte auto. Daarnaast woont hij bij zijn broer.
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