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‘Eastbound & Down’ Gets 4th Season From HBO

HBO series "Eastbound & Down," once thought to be a thing of the past, gets an additional eight episodes

"Eastbound & Down" is going into extra innings.

HBO's "Eastbound & Down," which stars Danny McBride as self-destructive former pro pitcher Kenny Powers, has received the green light for a fourth season.

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HBO has picked up the series for an eight additional episodes.

The pick-up comes as something as a surprise, as it was widely believed that last year's third season would be its last, with co-creator Jody Hill admitting, "we always pictured the show as lasting three seasons. It's a kind of trilogy … We think it's going to be the last one, but never say never."