Danny McBride, star of the hit HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down, will return to the network in the comedy series Vice Principals, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The show is slated for 18 episodes, with the debut date and number of episodes per season to be announced as they are confirmed.

Here's what Michael Lombardo had to say in a statement.

"Danny McBride and Jody Hill have created a smart, rowdy and unpredictable style of comedy that we can't get enough of. The idea of them setting their minds on high school was irresistible."

Danny McBride had this to say in his brief statement.

"HBO was the perfect creative family for Eastbound & Down, and we're excited to pack up the van for the next adventure."

Executive producer David Gordon Green had this to say in his statement.

"When the idea for the new series became too crazy to keep to ourselves, we knew HBO was the perfect place to unleash it."

Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who were also the creators of Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals tells the story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals.

Concluding its four-season run on HBO in 2013, Eastbound & Down starred McBride as irrepressible former major league pitcher Kenny Powers.

Vice Principals is executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing, who were also executive producers of Eastbound & Down.

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