HBO has picked up a second season of the cult comedy "Eastbound & Down."

The premium cable network announced Wednesday (April 8) that production on a new run of "Eastbound & Down" will begin later this year and will premiere in 2010.

"Eastbound & Down" premiered this winter and starred Danny McBride ("Pineapple Express") as self-destructive former major leaguer Kenny Powers, forced to return to his North Carolina hometown to rebuild his life and get another shot at the big leagues.

"'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," says Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO. "It will be fun to see what happens to Kenny in season two."

The six-episode first season of "Eastbound & Down" was executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Ben Best.

 

 

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