Third season renewals for 'Eastbound & Down,' 'Bored to Death'
Kenny Powers is nowhere near finished insulting the men, women or children who get in his way.HBO has given third-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Eastbound & Down” and “Bored to Death,” continuing the pay cabler’s streak of picking up shows for extended seasons. Net gave drama “Boardwalk Empire” a second season the day after its Sept. 19 premiere. “Eastbound,” starring Danny McBride as washed-up Major League baseball player Powers, airs Sunday nights at 10:30, following “Bored to Death.” When including all plays — linear, DVR and on-demand — “Eastbound” was grossing 4.9 million viewers a week. “Bored to Death” was earning 3.1 million. Jason Schwartzman toplines “Bored to Death” as a writer turned detective. Series was created by Jonathan Ames, who exec produces with Sarah Condon, Troy Miller, Stephanie Davis and Dave Becky. Exec producers for “Eastbound” are McBride, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Jody Hill.