Eastbound & Down

The BEST seasons of Eastbound & Down

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Relief Pitcher Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in his way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny came home to Shelby, NC and picked up a job as a substitute gym teacher (mostly so his brother Dustin would stop threatening to kick him out). He's spent every moment since then cashing in the last of his dying fame while plotting his inevitable comeback...one beer at a time.

Last Updated: 6/1/2022Network: HBO
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Season 3
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8.40
45 votes

#1 - Season 3

First Aired 2/20/2012

Picking up one year after Season Two, Kenny brings his boorish behavior to Myrtle Beach, SC and somehow resurrects his baseball career as the closer for the minor-league Myrtle Beach Mermen. Even as he postures himself as the new King of Myrtle Beach, Kenny struggles to come to terms with growing older, both in his personal life, and professionally with the arrival of some talented up-and-comers on the team.

Season 4
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8.33
43 votes

#2 - Season 4

First Aired 9/30/2013

Taking place several years after he made it back to the majors only to fake his death and head home, Season 4 finds Kenny a new man: working at a car-rental outlet, dabbling in screenwriting, attempting to enjoy couples nights. The vices of his playing days are a thing of the past...until Kenny runs into former teammates and current talk-show host Guy Young who convinces Kenny to get back in the game as a celebrity "titan" who deserves greatness and the lifestyle of the rich, famous and arrogant.

Season 2
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8.06
53 votes

#3 - Season 2

First Aired 9/27/2010

Spurned by the big leagues and humiliated in his own hometown, Kenny Powers is heading south of the border to lick his wounds--and plot a comeback that might just land him back in the spotlight. In the wake of a bogus pitching offer, Kenny takes up residence in a small Mexican town and prepares to fashion a comeback scenario that involves a local baseball team and its filthy-rich owner.

Season 1
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7.91
75 votes

#4 - Season 1

First Aired 2/16/2009

Former pitcher Kenny Powers finds himself out of baseball and reduced to teaching Phys Ed at the North Carolina school he once attended. Wreaking havoc both at school and at the home of his brother Dustin where he crashes, the loutish, foul-mouthed Kenny plots his return to the majors . . . while trying to win back his former high-school squeeze April, now a teacher engaged to principal Terrence Cutler.