Relief Pitcher Kenny was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny came home to Shelby County, NC and picked up a job as a substitute gym teacher. 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 Episode04x08 Chapter 29 Aired: Nov. 17, 2013
Kenny returns a favor; Stevie offers revisions to Kenny's life story; April considers making a big decision.
Series Fun Facts
- The show is named after the song "Eastbound and Down" by Jerry Reed. The show's creators initially weren't sure if they could keep this as the title without getting sued.
- Kenny Powers, the series' protagonist, is the name of a real-life American stuntman who attempted to jump a portion of the St. Lawrence River in a rocket propelled Lincoln Continental. The…
[show]Kenny Powers, the series' protagonist, is the name of a real-life American stuntman who attempted to jump a portion of the St. Lawrence River in a rocket propelled Lincoln Continental. The stunt was conceived by a Canadian stuntman, Ken Carter. When it came time to jump, he backed out, and the crew contacted Kenny Powers, who then attended the jump. Failing in a dramatic fashion.
- Don Johnson and John Hawkes, who play Kenny Powers' father and brother on this show, are only ten years apart in age in real-life.