Danny McBride, Eastbound & Down

Kenny Powers is back on the mound: Eastbound & Down, HBO's baseball comedy series, has been renewed for a second season, the network announced.

The show, starring Danny McBride as Powers, a washed-up, self-destructive pitcher, will return to the small screen in 2010. Filming will begin later this year.

"Eastbound & Down's raucous comedy sparked a loyal and enthusiastic following that grew throughout the season, and we're happy to bring the show back for more innings," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo.

The network did not specify the number of episodes, but McBride told TVGuide.com that if the series returned, it would likely be six episodes long, just like the first season.