HBO has announced the premiere dates for their midseason shows.
First up is the HBO drama Luck, which follows a number of characters who are frequenters of the same horse-racing track. It stars Dustin Hoffman as “a man in his late 60s just released from four years in prison who’s autodidactic, intelligent, and deeply involved in gambling.” Luck premieres on January 29th.
Eastbound & Down will return for eight weeks in its third season beginning February 19th. The show stars Danny McBride as a former professional baseball pitcher, who after an up and down career in the major leagues, is forced to return to his hometown middle-school in Shelby, North Carolina, as a substitute physical education teacher. Rumor has it this will be the last season as the creators recently stated they don’t see the show going beyond three seasons.
Eastbound & Down will be followed by Life’s Too Short, a new faux documentary starring Warwick Davis as a fictionalized version of himself. The series has already made news for the number of high profile cameos from the likes of Johnny Depp, Steve Carell and Sting.