July 2, 2012

THE SKED: “Eastbound & Down” Not Out At the Plate

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Despite the fact that star/co-creator Danny McBride had talked about the 2012 season of EASTBOUND & DOWN as being (voluntarily) its last, and the season’s conclusion seeming to end the show’s story in a fairly satisfying way… like its antihero Kenny Powers, it’s ready for a comeback.  Vulture reports that a new 8-episode season has been ordered.  The show did fairly well for HBO, with numbers in the 0.6-0.9 area (as good or better than the recently renewed Veep and Girls), and the uncharitable might also note that McBride’s feature film career, recently marked by Your Highness and 30 Minutes Or Less, may not be quite robust enough to justify walking away from a successful TV series.

Eastbound & Down will come back swinging in 2013.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."