Your sad TV news of the day: According to Deadline, HBO has canceled the hilarious Danny McBride-starring comedy, Eastbound & Down.
The cable network announced the news in a press release yesterday, stating the show's upcoming fourth season will be its last, in addition to the news that it will consist of eight episodes and will begin filming in North Carolina today. Though the third season was initially thought to be the show's last, HBO ordered a fourth season of the comedy in July of last year.
From the press release:
In the third season of EASTBOUND & DOWN, which concluded in April 2012, Kenny Powers finally made it back to the majors and recaptured his former glory, only to fake his own death and run back home to his beloved April, the mother of his child. The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.
The third season of EASTBOUND & DOWN inspired raves, with People calling it “Terrific. The jokes take off on all sorts of unexpected trajectories – foul balls that score…Four out of four stars,” whileEntertainment Weekly said, “You should make time to get down with ‘Down’,” rewarding the show an A-.
EASTBOUND & DOWN is executive produced by Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay.
The show's fourth—and now final—season will premiere on September 29th at 10 PM EST on HBO.