Talk about a true gift for America's birthday! In a move that came out of left field, "Eastbound and Down" has apparently been renewed for a fourth season.
Variety is reporting that HBO has ordered eight new episodes for a show that was only planned to have three seasons. The series aired its seemingly final episode back in April and managed to tie up most loose ends, but we're excited that star/co-creator Danny McBride and the rest of the team are coming back for more.
Considering HBO has a habit of cancelling shows before their time due to low viewership (we miss you, "Bored to Death"), McBride and his other co-creators Jody Hill and Ben Best should take this as quite a compliment. We'd like to know just what HBO had to do to convince them they should come back, especially based on some comments McBride made earlier this year.
“HBO definitely wants us, and [co-creator] Jody Hill and I love writing for the show,” McBride told Entertainment Weekly. “But there is other stuff we’d like to do. Both of us are ready to make jokes concerning people who don’t have strange haircuts.”
We're actually a bit nervous to find out where "Eastbound and Down" season four will pick up. Season three ended with Kenny Powers right where we wanted him, and we'd hate to find out that he has messed up yet again. Poor April! Then again, we can't imagine "Eastbound and Down" without McBride at its head, so we're sure he, Hill and Best have something clever up their collective sleeve.
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