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Is Danny McBride Developing a Pilot for Lindsay Lohan?

Danny McBride, Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is guest-starring on an upcoming episode of Danny McBride's HBO comedy Eastbound & Down, but McBride is reportedly hoping to continue their professional partnership.

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HBO Bosses: Newsroom Renewal Expected, Fates of True Blood, Thrones Revealed

Jeff Daniels

Just two episodes into Newsroom's second season, HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo and CEO Richard Plepler are confident that the Aaron Sorkin drama will soon be renewed for a third season.

"The odds are excellent," Lombardo said at Thursday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews. "We're... read more

FXX Orders First Original Series from Archer Creators

Chozen

New FX offshoot FXX announced its first original series Thursday — an animated comedy from the creators of Archer and Eastbound & Down.

Chozen is about a gay white rapper who's newly released from prison and is on a quest for redemption and domination. read more

HBO Renews Eastbound & Down for Fourth Season

Danny McBride

Eastbound & Down is sticking around for at least one more inning.

Although the show was set to wrap after three seasons, HBO has ordered a fourth season of the baseball comedy, Variety reports.

Eastbound & Down, starring Danny McBride as crude former Major League Baseball pitcher Kenny Powers, will produce eight new episodes. The most recent season of the show, which wrapped in April, saw Powers trying to... read more

Tool Time: Eastbound & Down's Danny McBride on Playing the Jerk You Root For

Eastbound and Down

Kenny Powers had earned our pity by the end of Eastbound & Down's first season. A star in his own mind, and a blatant blowhard, Kenny mostly offended and grossed us out. (While also hilarious, his antics are too crude to enumerate here.)

And yet, we found ourselves sympathizing with the guy. The washed-up baseball player had suffered humiliations — most of his own making — that tugged at our admittedly easily tugged-upon heartstrings. Then he hit a new low in the finale: rejected by Tampa and compelled to drive off into the sunset alone.

But when Eastbound & Down returns Sunday at 10:30/9:30c on HBO, Kenny will be reborn. We talked to executive producer and star Danny McBride about relocating Kenny to Mexico, cockfighting, and finding the heart in a total tool.

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