Kenny Powers, played by Danny McBride, was once a big name in the professional world of baseball. But he had the worst of luck and personality and he managed to be his own downfall. Because of his fiery attitude, big ego and short temper he ended up destroying his career. Now he has to return to his hometown in Shelby, North Carolina, where he gets a job as a substitute physical education teacher at his former middle school.
He is now living with his brother (John Hawkes) and working in the same place with his high school sweetheart (Katy Mixon). He constantly reminds himself that he’ll get back into the professional team, but somehow Kenny always manages to pull himself back instead of forward.How would one describe Kenny? Major jackass? Check! Big ego? Check! He even has drugs issues and swears enough to make sailors turn red.
Still, it’s impossible not to like him and root for him. Well written and simply comical, his character alone makes the show a great HBO comedy success.
First Aired: February 15, 2009
Air Day: Sunday
Air Time: 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 minutes