Episodes: 29 (half-hour)
TV show dates: February 15, 2009 – November 17, 2013
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Danny McBride, Katy Mixon, John Hawkes, Andrew Daly, Ben Best, Jennifer Irwin, Steve Little, Ethan Alexander McGee, Bo Mitchell, Sylvia Jefferies, Craig Robinson, Luke Bigham, and Will Ferrell.
TV show description:
This comedy TV series follows a burned out Major League baseball player who returns to his hometown to teach physical education at his old middle school. While it’s not biographical, show creators do admit to being inspired by John Rocker, a former Major League relief pitcher who played for several different teams.
Kenny Powers’ (Danny McBride) future looked bright when, at age 19, he left Shelby County to become a big-time baseball pitcher. Yet here he is now sleeping on his brother Dustin’s couch after his pitching slowed down and his obnoxious behavior picked up. While he looks for a way to regain what he lost, he’s filling in as a P.E. teacher at his old middle school.