Eastbound & Down is definitely one of the best comedy series ever made. The brilliant HBO series stars the always-funny Danny McBride in the lead role of Kenny Powers, a famous baseball player who returns to his hometown after going through some problems in his professional life. Eastbound & Down also stars Jody Hill, Steve Little, Katy Mixon, and Jennifer Irwin. Eastbound & Down ran for four brilliant seasons ending its run in 2013. So, if you miss the series here are some shows you could watch next.
My Name is Earl (Hulu)
Synopsis: Earl Hickey is an unrepentant ne’er-do-well with a long list of things he’s done wrong in life. All that changes when he wins a small lottery and, in a swift twist of fate, learns the meaning of ‘karma’: Do good things and good things happen. Now Earl, along with a quirky group of family, friends and a particularly troublesome ex-wife, is on a mission to right all his past wrongs and, one-by-one, cross them off his list. It makes for a comedy, like Earl himself, with a voice and style all its own.
Blue Mountain State (Prime Video & Tubi)
Synopsis: At Blue Mountain State, the benefits of being a player on one of the most successful football programs in the nation are just too good to pass up… beautiful girls, campus-wide celebrity and wild keg parties make college life a young man’s dream. The new Freshman players on this notorious team are about to learn the extreme highs — as well as the pitfalls – of being one of the chosen few.
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Synopsis: After walking in on his wife in bed with the neighbor, famed MLB announcer Jim Brockmire has an epic job-ending meltdown live on the air. A decade later, he decides to reclaim his career calling minor league games in an unknown rust belt small town.
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Vice Principals (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Danny McBride (HBO’s ‘Eastbound and Down’) and Walton Goggins (TV’s ‘Justified’ and ‘The Shield’) team up in this HBO comedy series about two high-school vice principals who forge an unholy alliance to take down the school’s new principal.
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Party Down (Hulu & Starz)
Synopsis: While chasing dreams of stardom, six Hollywood wannabe actors and writers make ends meet by working for a posh Los Angeles catering company, which tackles a different event — senior singles mixer, porn awards after party, a Super Sweet 16 bash — in each episode.
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Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: In this new comedy from executive producers Jason Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Whiskey Cavalier, Cougar Town), Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses films) stars as Ted Lasso, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club – despite having no soccer coaching experience at all. Based on the beloved character Sudeikis made famous online, Ted Lasso is the first television series that Sudeikis has signed on to star as a series regular since Saturday Night Live. Produced by Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the comedy series is also executive produced by Jeff Ingold.
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Bored to Death (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Meet Jonathan Ames: writer, romantic, unlicensed private eye. HBO presents this comedy series that tells the story of this noir-fiction-obsessed writer (playe by Jason Schwartzman) who impulsively lists his gumshoe services on Craigslist…and is surprisingly hired for a variety of amusing cases.
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The Righteous Gemstones (HBO Max)
Synopsis: They’ve got the whole world in their hands. From the creative team that brought you Vice Principals and Eastbound and Down comes a comedy series about a celebrity televangelist family behind a popular megachurch that is also a major money-making enterprise. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone children, who receives a blackmail video that could put his reputation at risk. Getting caught up in the hunt for the culprits are Jesse’s siblings Judy (Edi Patterson) and Kelvin (Adam Devine). Meanwhile, the family’s patriarch, Eli (John Goodman), finds himself in a point of crisis as he mourns the loss of his wife and questions whether the family is still serving a higher power.
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A.P. Bio (Peacock)
Synopsis: When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher at Whitlock High School. Jack refuses to teach any biology and instead uses his honor students to help him get revenge on his rival. Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin.
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Community (Netflix & Hulu)
Synopsis: From Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development) comes Community, a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup), a fast-talkin’ lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work.
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Synopsis: Jim Jefferies stars in this comedy series as Jim, an edgy, foul-mouthed comic from Australia — essentially a fictionalized version of Jefferies — who, in his mid-30s, is living in Los Angeles and struggling to make his life and career more legitimate, a goal that he finds is a continual uphill battle. Supporting Jim in his quest is neurotic best friend and roommate Steve, a cyberlaw library salesman struggling to stay on his feet following a divorce, and Steve’s brother Billy, who has to use a wheelchair because of advanced-stage muscular dystrophy.