HBO has long been a thorn in the side of streaming media enthusiasts, only licensing its content to be accessed through HBO GO, unlike the Netflix and Amazon Prime models that have become so commonplace in recent years. Now, the pay-cable network struck a surprising Amazon Prime deal to deliver streams of a variety of shows past and present, but don't expect to start that 'Game of Thrones' marathon just yet.
Eastbound & Down
A few weeks ago brought us 'Eastbound & Down''s most surprising cameo yet when Marilyn Manson strolled through the scene sans makeup, but last night's series finale, "Chapter 29," really brought out the big guns. Not only did Sacha Baron Cohen make his series debut, but so too did Lindsay Lohan and 'True Blood' star Alexander Skarsgård in a surprising flash forward!
We'd known of some impressive guest stars to throw heat during 'Eastbound & Down''s ongoing fourth and final season, but the latest could prove the strangest yet. Shock rocker Marilyn Manson dropped by this past Sunday's "Chapter 27" for a brief cameo as someone other than himself, perhaps even more unusually than his recent 'Talking Dead' appearance.
Like 'Homeland' before it, HBO seems to have gotten wise to the fact that this past Sunday may have proven an altogether difficult spot to launch new programs, even after AMC's airing of the 'Breaking Bad' series finale, "Felina." To wit, the premium cable network has made available Kenny Powers' final(-ish) 'Eastbound & Down' season premiere, along with 'Office' co-creator Stephen Merchant's new dating comedy 'Hello Ladies'!
In addition to the 'Breaking Bad' series finale, 'Homeland' season 3 premiere, and the absurd amount of television dominating our Sunday nights, HBO's 'Eastbound & Down' will trot out its fourth and final season premiere this Sunday with Chapter 22, picking up with Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) in a vastly different state than we're used to. HBO has released the first two clips of the season, but what will it take for Kenny F---in' Powers to get his fire back?
Last night proved big enough for HBO with the season 4 premiere of 'Boardwalk Empire' and the trailer debut of hotly anticipated crime drama 'True Detective,' but you didn't think they'd stop there, did you? The full lineup for fall 2013 and early 2014 gets the spotlight in new trailers for 'Girls' season 3, 'Treme' and 'Eastbound & Down''s final runs, Stephen Merchant's 'Hello Ladies' and more!
September 29 will see 'Eastbound & Down' star Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) rising from the ashes for one last flame-out, bringing the acclaimed HBO series to a close with its fourth and final season, and you'd better believe Kenny is fired up about it. The first full-length trailer for 'Eastbound & Down' season 4 has hit before the premiere, and you'll need to see for yourself how high La Flama Blanca rises!
We're still coming to grips with the fact that Danny McBride's Kenny Powers will soon retire for good, f---in' taking 'Eastbound & Down' out of our lives forever. Before the fourth and final 'Eastbound & Down' premiere, however, Kenny Powers has risen from the ashes to deliver a fresh new set of posters and an epic new teaser to boot.
The moment we learned that Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) would say his big f---in' goodbyes to 'Eastbound & Down,' we knew the acclaimed HBO comedy wouldn't go down quietly. Noise barely begins to cover the end, however, as we've learned that iconically down and (f---in') out star Lindsay Lohan will appear in the 'Eastbound & Down' 2013 series finale with a surprising relation to Kenny Powers.
We're not quite ready to accept that we'll seen have seen the last of Kenny Powers, as 'Eastbound & Down' prepares to unleash its final season upon us this September, but at the very least the all-American legend is going out with the help of his friends. In addition to 'Party Down' star Ken Marino's season-long role, 'Django Unchained' and FOX's 'Rake' star Omar Dorsey has joined the cast for a recurring role in season 4.