All this week, we’re going to be counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the season premiere of Eastbound & Down at 10 PM ET on Sunday, September 29, because it is, at least to me, the second most important TV event going down. The Breaking Bad finale is, of course, No. 1 while South Park’s season premiere comes in tied at No. 3 with the Parks and Recreation season premiere. Also, The Black List and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuts are pretty high up there, as is the return of Person of Interest. Okay, there are a lot of awesome TV events happening this week, and I’m a fool for even suggesting a ranking beyond Breaking Bad.
That said, the return of Kenny Mother F*cking Powers and Eastbound & Down is one of the more surprising events, because the end of the third season made us think that it wouldn’t happen. (In case you’re still behind, I’ll go ahead and raise the spoiler alert warning right here, so you’ll know not to continue past the jump.)
After all, Powers basically ruined his last chance to shine in the big leagues by walking off the mound in Texas with 2 strikes on what would have been a strikeout in his first save opportunity, before he ultimately faked his own death so he could live the quiet life with April and Toby. Danny McBride and the rest of the amazing people behind Eastbound & Down have promised us an “epic season” and it’s going to have to be, considering how well (and appropriately) they ended season 3.
But I figured that we’d get this countdown started by recapping the teasers and trailers that have been released by HBO thus far so we can get a little taste of the awesomeness that we’re in store for.