HBO announced that it is wrapping up a comedy series that has been televised on the pay-cable channel since 2009. The show is “Eastbound & Down,” which will shut down after its upcoming fourth season.
Season four of the series, which stars Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a self-destructive pro baseball pitcher, is set to premiere Sunday, Sept. 29, with eight episodes on tap. The season begins shooting this week in North Carolina.
“In the third season of ‘Eastbound & Down,’ which concluded in April 2012, Kenny Powers finally made it back to the majors and recaptured his former glory, only to fake his own death and run back home to his beloved April, the mother of his child,” HBO said in its announcement today. “The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.”
Separately, HBO announced the return date for “Boardwalk Empire,” with the drama series debuting its fourth season Sept. 8. Larry David’s movie “Clear History” is set for Aug. 10, and Stephen Merchant’s comedy series “Hello Ladies” bows Sept. 29.