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"Eastbound & Down" is down for the count, but HBO isn't about to let Danny McBride go anywhere soon.

The premium cable network is picking up McBride's new series, "Vice Principals," for an initial 18-episode first season. McBride and co-creator Jody Hill have "created a smart, rowdy and unpredictable style of comedy that we can't get enough of," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a statement.

McBride recently said goodbye to "Eastbound & Down" in the fourth and final season last fall. His new comedy centers on the people who really run high school, the vice principals. A premiere date has not yet been set. And aside from McBride, there's no word on who else might be in the cast.

This marks another addition to HBO's growing comedy slate, which includes "Girls," "Veep," "Looking," and "Silicon Valley." Couldn't you see a McBride comedy fitting perfectly with the revival of Lisa Kudrow's "The Comeback" in the fall?

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