Once again, here I stand on the edge of all things cool and new and awesome. I firmly believe that I am the only person alive who has not had time to watch HBO’s hit series Eastbound and Down. Even more sad is the fact that it is a product of the likes of David Gordon Green, Ben Best, Jody Hill and Danny McBride. Those guys are f–kin’ brilliant. I haven’t watched it — and for that I feel like an ass.

So as I write this little article about the show being picked up for a second season, I am currently watching the first episode. And 5 minutes in, I’m already feeling good about that decision. HBO is feeling good, as The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produced comedy will be back in production later this year for a second season that will air in 2010.

Eastbound stars Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a star pitcher whose self-destructive behavior knocked him out of the major leagues. He returned home to North Carolina to teach gym at the middle school he once attended, but eventually scored another big-league job offer. That’s the official synopsis that THR gives. I will follow up with my own interpretation in a few days after I’m done watching season one. For now, the rest of you can be super excited about season 2.

A special thanks to the lovely Bethany for calling us out for not covering this story earlier. We will try to do better next time.

Do you watch Eastbound and Down? If so, are you excited about a second season?

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