‘Eastbound and Down’ Gets Surprise Renewal From HBO

Danny McBride as Kenny Powers in Eastbound & Down (HBO)

Down but not out… The game isn’t over yet for “Eastbound and Down.”

HBO renewed the baseball comedy for a fourth season, Variety reports, ordering eight more episodes.

It’s something of a surprise move, considering it was generally believed that the third season, which wrapped in April, was its last (even series star Danny McBride reportedly said so).

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The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay stars McBride as incorrigible former major league pitcher Kenny Powers, who this past season found himself adjusting to life as a single parent with a newborn baby.

On Monday, HBO also issued pick-ups for a second season of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” and a sixth season of “True Blood.”

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