The show's protagonist, played by Eastbound & Down co-creator Danny McBride, is a barrel-bellied, cussing has-been, who thinks his star status and sporting hero image are intact. All he needs is few moments to reboot. In reality, his magic pitching arm was forced into early retirement thanks to its owner’s penchant for fast living. Today, Kenny Powers throws like a girl.
Indignant and skint (his only assets are a gaudy jet ski and a vault load of Kenny Powers memorabilia), he slinks off to his southern backwater hometown, moves in with his brother Dustin's family, and takes a substitute PE teacher job at a local high school. Here, Kenny tries to lure back his childhood squeeze, April, who's now a sexy art teacher indifferently engaged to the head teacher.