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'Eastbound & Down's Fourth Season Was Its Best Yet

I was skeptical when creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill opted to bring back Eastbound & Down for another season after ending the show with a well-received finale last year. It's rare for a show to come back from the dead like that and seems like a risk, but that risk paid off. Thanks to a few key cast additions (particularly standout Ken Marino) and Kenny Powers' new arenas to run amuck (a sports talk show and raising a family in suburbia), this was the most satisfying and fresh season of Eastbound & Down's four-season run.

FX Sets Premiere Dates for 'Archer' and 'Chozen'

FX has set January premiere dates for Archer and Danny McBride's new animated sitcom Chozen. The two will air in an animation block on Monday nights at 10 PM, starting January 13. Meanwhile, at the fledgling FXX, the recently announced Ali G: Rezurection will be paired with the second season of Jim Jefferies' Legit in February.

Chozen, which was originally scheduled to air on FXX, is about a gay white rapper named Chozen who has just been released from prison. It's executive produced by Archer creator Adam Reed and Eastbound & Down producers Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody Hill, and includes voices from McBride, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and more. [...]

Here's Footage of Kenny Powers on Roller Skates

Here's a promo for the upcoming fourth and final season of Eastbound & Down, premiering September 29th. It features Kenny Powers tearing it up on roller skates. Danny McBride was sent to the hospital after in July after injuring himself while filming a roller skate scene for the show, but it's all worth it because he looks pretty badass on the roller rink.

Watch a New Teaser Trailer for 'Eastbound & Down' Season 4

Here's a brand new teaser trailer for Eastbound & Down's upcoming fourth and final season (coming Sept. 29th), featuring Kenny Powers rising from the ashes like the modern day Phoenix that he is.

Danny McBride Joins Cameron Crowe's Next Movie

Danny McBride and writer/director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) don't seem like the most obvious pairing, but they're set to work together on Crowe's next project, an untitled film that also stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams. Cooper revealed that McBride has been cast in a supporting role during an interview with The Huffington Post. The mysterious film is believed to be a revamped version of Crowe's rom-com Deep Tiki, which was set to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon in 2008 before the project was canceled. Danny McBride's role is not known at this time, but here's how The Wrap describes the movie:

Cooper will [...]

Talking to Co-Creator Jody Hill About the Final Season of 'Eastbound & Down'

After four years, HBO's Eastbound & Down ended its run last night. It was actually the second series finale for Eastbound, after co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill surprisingly brought the show back for a fourth season after ending it in season three last year.

I talked to Jody Hill last week about Eastbound's fourth season, the new HBO high school show he's working on with Danny McBride, and whether we'll ever see Kenny Powers again.

On Kimmel, Danny McBride and Steve Little Talked Injuries and Famous Guest Stars on 'Eastbound & Down'

Danny McBride and Steve Little of HBO's Eastbound & Down stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to talk about the fourth season of the show and how Danny is really a disappointingly nice guy compared to Kenny Powers. Below, they talk about Marilyn Manson, Steve's attempts to connect with Lindsay Lohan, and Matthew McConaughey's advice for wooing the ladies.

Watch the First Trailer for 'Eastbound & Down' Season 4

Here's the first trailer for Eastbound & Down's upcoming fourth season featuring actual footage from the show. It starts up September 29th, and now, thanks to this trailer, we know what the season's going to be about — and there's even a two-second glimpse of Ken Marino's character to boot.

Lindsay Lohan Is Guest Starring on 'Eastbound & Down'

Lindsay Lohan will be making an appearance on the upcoming fourth and final season of HBO's Eastbound & Down, E! Online reports. The actress was recently in North Carolina shooting scenes for the show. If you don't want major spoilers about the new season, stop reading this right now. E! writes that Lohan is playing "the daughter of one of the show's main characters and was filming a wedding scene set many years in the future. And yes, she was the bride." Off that description, there's no way she's not Kenny Powers's daughter. Lohan joins new Eastbound guest stars Ken Marino and Tim Heidecker. The eight-episode fourth [...]

Danny McBride Was Rushed to the Hospital After an 'Eastbound & Down' Rollerskating Accident

Danny McBride had a small accident yesterday while filming Eastbound & Down's upcoming fourth seasonTMZ reports that while filming a scene involving his character Kenny Powers rollerskating, McBride fell hard. Producers sent him to the hospital after he was in a lot of pain, but he was quickly released and is totally fine. "I busted my ass on roller skates," McBride commented. "The roller skates won."

The new season of the show (spoilers follow) picks up with Kenny Powers a several years after the season three finale, in which he got back into the majors but faked his death to be with April Buchanon and his kid. Powers [...]

Watch a Trailer for 'Chozen,' FX's New Animated Show from the 'Eastbound & Down' and 'Archer' Teams

Here's the brand new trailer for Chozen, FX's newest comedy. It's an animated series from Eastbound & Down creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill and Archer creator Adam Reed. The show, following a gay rapper who just got out of prison, was created by former Eastbound writers' assistant Grant Dekernion and it features the voice cast of Bobby Moynihan (in the lead role of Chozen), Michael Peña, Method Man, Hannibal Buress, Kathryn Hahn, and Nick Swardson.

'Eastbound & Down' Season 4 Justifies Resurrecting the Show

It came as a bit of a shock last year when Eastbound & Down was renewed by HBO for a fourth season. For years, showrunners Danny McBride and Jody Hill had been planning on ending Eastbound after its third season and they even wrote/shot/aired the last episode as a series finale. But after a few months, the duo decided to do one more season. Last year, they had wanted to show Kenny Powers as a settled-down family man with his new wife April, but actress Katy Mixon's busy schedule on CBS's Mike & Molly meant they couldn't get her full-time for their third year.

Scheduling worked out so that Mixon [...]

Danny McBride Wants to Cast Lindsay Lohan in His New HBO Show

Earlier this month, we reported that Lindsay Lohan is guest starring in the upcoming fourth and final season of Danny McBride's Eastbound & Down, but it looks like McBride and Lohan may not be done working together just yet. TMZ reports that McBride was so impressed with Lohan's work on Eastbound that he and Lohan had "several serious talks" on set about her starring in a new HBO show he's developing. According to the report, Lohan "loves the idea and is hoping it works out." The project in question is a previously-reported half-hour high school comedy in the vein of Eastbound & Down that McBride is developing [...]

Danny McBride and Jody Hill Are Developing a High School Comedy for HBO

Eastbound & Down is set to debut its fourth and final season on HBO this September, but co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill already have another project set up at the network. HBO President Michael Lombardo told the press yesterday that McBride and Hill are developing a half-hour comedy set at a high school for the network. "They're taking a look at high school life," Lombardo says. "It's a really great, funny, quintessentially Danny and Jody idea." In addition the untitled high school project, McBride and Hill are producing a new animated series for FXX that's expected to launch early next year. Called Chozen, it follows a [...]