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Raising Hope: Season Four Ratings

This season, Fox has moved Raising Hope to Friday nights. Will the sitcom be cancelled or will it be one of those shows that does well enough to be renewed? Is it safe because of syndication profits? We shall see.

On Raising Hope, young dad Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and his family continue to raise little Hope in their crazy househould. This sitcom also stars Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward, Gregg Binkley, and Cloris Leachman.

The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

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3/10 update: Fox has
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Fox cancels 'Raising Hope,' sets series finale for April

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Fox cancels 'Raising Hope,' sets series finale for April
Given its consistently low ratings, it's somewhat astounding that "Raising Hope" managed to get four often terrific seasons on Fox. It's still sad to report that "Raising Hope" will have its series finale on Friday, April 4 with an hour-long send-off. "On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and 'Raising Hope's' amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons," blurbs executive producer Mike Mariano, who took over as showrunner for Garcia this season. "We planned our Season Four finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication." Often aired in erratic patterns with lengthy hiatuses, doubled-up episodes and early finales, "Raising Hope" will still hit 88 episodes by its finale. During its run,
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Fox cancels 'Raising Hope'

Fox cancels 'Raising Hope'
Raising Hope is saying goodbye. Fox announced Monday that it will air two back-to-back new episodes to end the comedy’s four-season run on April 4.

The series finale will begin with “How I Met Your Mullet” which will guest star Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), followed by “The Father Daughter Dance” featuring Jeffrey Tambor. It will also include a musical performance by Kenny Loggins.

Raising Hope has averaged 2.7 million viewers this season and a 1.0 rating in 18-49.

“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope’s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in
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Raising Hope Sets One-Hour Series Finale for April 4

Fox announced today that "Raising Hope" is set to end its four-season run with a special one-hour farewell event Friday, April 4 at 9pm Et/Pt. "Raising Hope," created by Greg Garcia ("The Millers," "My Name is Earl") premiered in the fall of 2010. Starring Emmy Award winners Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward and Gregg Binkley, the series follows a lovingly dysfunctional family as they raise an adorable yet unexpected addition to the family - a little girl named Hope (Rylie & Baylie Cregut). In 2011, Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman were both nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for their leading (Plimpton) and guest (Leachman) roles on the show. The series finale kicks off with the...
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'Raising Hope' Canceled After Four Seasons

Fox announced on Monday that the network had decided to cancel comedy sitcom Raising Hope, which is currently in its fourth season.

'Raising Hope' Canceled

“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope‘s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” said executive producer Mike Mariano in a statement. “We planned our Season 4 finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.”

“Getting to know and love the Chance family on Raising Hope has been a sweet, hilarious ride,” Fox chief Kevin Reilly added. “Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons.
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'Raising Hope' Season 4: Molly Shannon set to recur

"Raising Hope" is expanding its extended family for Season 4.

"Saturday Night Live" veteran Molly Shannon is set for a recurring role on the Fox comedy, Deadline reports. The actress will be taking on the role of Maxime, the new owner of Howdy's, the grocery store where Jimmy and Sabrina work. There are scant other details surrounding the role, though we imagine she'll be a superb antagonistic force for Gregg Binkley's Barney. She'll be making her first appearance in episode four.

Shannon is racking up roles left and right, as she's also been tapped for an arc in the upcoming HBO series "Getting On." In the U.S. version of the award-winning BBC Four medical comedy, the actress will play Phyllis Sullivan, who's described as "a sweet, slightly discombobulated soul -- at the end of her rope -- who is giving too much of herself up in caring for children,
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Raising Hope: Season Three Ratings

While Jimmy is "Raising Hope," Fox is hoping that the sitcom's ratings will rise. Will this be the year that the comedy becomes ratings hit or could it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

The third season of Raising Hope typically airs Tuesday nights on the Fox network. Once again, the sitcom's cast includes Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garrett Dillahunt, Shannon Marie Woodward, Gregg Binkley, and Cloris Leachman.

Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Raising Hope is going to be cancelled or renewed for season four.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.77 million total viewers.

Episode 03-22:
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'Raising Hope' season finale: Cloris Leachman doubles down as Maw Maw's maw

The season finale of "Raising Hope" will feature twice as much Cloris Leachman as usual.

The multiple Emmy winner gets to play opposite herself in the hour-long finale, which airs Thursday (March 28), following "American Idol." When Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Barney (Gregg Binkley) travel to Maw Maw's (Leachman) childhood home, they discover her mother might still be alive.

The reunion between mother and daughter, as Fox has teased in promos and you can see in the below video -- exclusive to Zap2it -- is not the happiest one you'll ever witness.

Leachman says it was her idea that Maw Maw should have a living mother, and then creator Greg Garcia's brainstorm to have her play both roles. Dillahunt calls it a "Milchian bit of casting," referring to the fact that he played two different parts (at different times in the show's run) on David Milch's HBO series "Deadwood.
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Which 'Grey's Anatomy' Actor Is Headed To 'The Good Wife'?

Which 'Grey's Anatomy' Actor Is Headed To 'The Good Wife'?
"The Good Wife" is getting a dose of "Grey's Anatomy."

According to EW, "Grey's" alum T.R. Knight is joining the CBS drama's impressive slew of Season 4 guest stars as a political operative.

Other "Good Wife" guest stars this season include Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing and Maura Tierney.

In other casting news...

Laurie Metcalf is on her way to "The Goodwin Games." The former "Roseanne" star will appear on multiple episodes of the Fox series as Henry's (Scott Foley) boss. [TVLine]

A "Sons Of Anarchy" actor will appear on "Raising Hope." Christopher Douglas Reed will guest star on Fox's "Raising Hope," coming "face to face" with Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Barney (Gregg Binkley). [THR]

it's a "Knots Landing" reunion on "How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)." CBS soap vet Michelle Lee will reunite with showrunner Claudia Lonow to guest star on an episode of ABC's midseason comedy.
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Celebrity Interview: Garret Dillahunt

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When we spoke with Garret Dillahunt back in 2010, Raising Hope (TV) was just getting off the ground. Now, almost two years later, the show is a bonafied success. Thanks to a great writing staff and a stellar cast that also includes Martha Plimpton, Lucas Neff, Cloris Leachman, Shannon Marie Woodward and Gregg Binkley, the show received two Emmy nominations in it's first season and a nod from TV Guide who called it "A treat for anyone who loves a good call-back to classic sit-coms." Garret has played a pivotal part in the show's success as Hope's grandfather Burt Chance. His humorously quirky portrayal of Burt (opposite Plimpton's Virginia Chance) has captured the hearts (and laughs) of America as they tune in each week to see what zany antics await the Chance family. During his hiatus from the show, Garret has set out to do what he loves best...diversify. He
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First Look at Katy Perry as Prison Guard on 'Raising Hope'

Katy Perry has landed a role in "Raising Hope". The "E.T." hitmaker took to Twitter on Wednesday, February 22 to show a picture of her fictional character named Rikki. She posted the image along with a message which read, "I hope I don't get type-cast."

In the Twitpic, Perry is seen channeling her inner prison attendant. Wearing a red, wild curly wig, the 27-year-old singer looks menacing in her office uniform. She stands next to Shannon Woodward's Sabrina, who dons an orange jail jumpsuit.

In a recent interview, Perry revealed how she got the role. "Shannon Woodward is my best friend," she said. "A couple weeks ago, I was home, just toasting up a frozen chicken fillet when she called me up and asked if I wanted to do something 'fun' for a change and try out a guest role on her TV show. I thought, 'Sure, I have nothing else to do,
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TV Review: Oddball ‘Raising Hope’ Returns For Second Season

Chicago – One of the nice twists of the Fox sitcom “Raising Hope,” is that it doesn’t so much rely on the cute baby named Hope, preferring to focus on the strange people who are in charge of “nurturing” her upbringing. The wackiness continues for a second season starting September 20th on Fox.

Television Rating: 4.0/5.0

It is not the strongest of second season beginnings, but it still manages to rise above the average by essentially creating dysfunctional situations managed by less-than-normal and funny characters. Returning is Jimmy, Virginia, Burt and Maw Maw Chance, caring for Jimmy’s surprise love child Hope, and they continue to get it blessedly wrong, which turns the family comedy upside down.

In case you’re wondering about the origins of the story, Hope is shown at her daycare in the beginning of season two, at a facility that is for dogs. The hippie-esque caregiver conveniently
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TVLine Items: Vieira Ponders Today Exit, Lost Fave Crashes CSI, and Other TV News to Know

TVLine Items: Vieira Ponders Today Exit, Lost Fave Crashes CSI, and Other TV News to Know
Talk about odd timing! Just days after reports surfaced that Katie Couric would exit her CBS Evening News post, rumors of a similar variety began to swirl about her Today successor, Meredith Vieira.

Vieira is considering vacating her Today cohost post when her contract expires later this year, TV Guide Magazine reports. A source says that while “NBC is doing everything they can to convince her to stay,” the early morning hours have become too demanding on Vieira and her family, and she’s simply ready to move on. Insiders tell the mag that Dateline‘s Ann Curry is currently
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Gregg Binkley promoted on 'Raising Hope'

Gregg Binkley promoted on 'Raising Hope'
Gregg Binkley has been promoted on Raising Hope. According to Deadline, Binkley will become a series regular in the second season. Binkley plays supermarket manager Barney in the Fox comedy, but his part is currently just a recurring role. Binkley previously appeared in My Name Is Earl, which was created by Raising Hope showrunner Greg Garcia. He has also had guest (more)
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TV Castings: Duo Join Pilots, 'Raising Hope' Adds A Regular

Michael Landes is set to co-star on CBS' untitled Peter Knight comedy pilot, a workplace ensemble about the young-adult employees at a high-powered venture capital firm. Landes will play one of the employees, Andrew, a handsome, cocky and annoyingly smart full-fledged workaholic. Landes, repped by CAA and Untitled, recently completed Lumpy, The Congress and 11:11:11 and did a two-month run in David Mamet’s play House Of Cards at the Almeida theater. Beth Lacke has been cast as a regular on ABC's comedy pilot Work It. The multicamera project, from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen, is about out-of-work car salesmen Lee (Ben Koldyke) and Angel (Amaury Nolasco), who realize that it is a woman's world and decide that to find work again and succeed, they must dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. Lacke, repped by Innovative and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta, will play Lee's hardworking wife, a nurse.
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Raising Hope - Episode 1.09 - Meet the Grandparents - Recap

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Jimmy asks Sabrina, "What's Thursday?"

It's Thanksgiving Day, a time for family to gather around for dinner. This gives Jimmy the idea to start a family tradition for Hope, by inviting Hope's other grandparents to Thanksgiving dinner.

Virginia is against the idea just because their daughter Lucy was a serial killer. Jimmy has made up his mind and goes to invite them anyway.

Well. It turns out that they are more disfunctional than the Chances. There is Dr. Dale, who is a psychologist (Greg Germann) and Margine (Valerie MaHaffey) who is still coping with Lucy issues. Dale explains that he is also her therapist.

Meanwhile, Maw Maw is in one of her phases. She ruined the dinner because it reminded her of working food services at Woolworths back in the 1940s. Out of desperation, Jimmy calls his boss Barney (Gregg Binkley) to let him get what he need at the grocery store.
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Ask the Flying Monkey: Will There Be a Third “Another Gay Movie”?

This week: Will There Be a Third Another Gay Movie? How great is Martha Plimpton? Was Quantum Leap controversial? What was up with the effeminate villain on The Powerpuff Girls?

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Contact me here (and be sure and include your city and state and/or country!)

Q: I’m excited by the new show Raising Hope, mostly because it stars Martha Plimpton, who I think has never gotten her due, and also because it’s created by Greg Garcia, who was responsible for the fantastic My Name is Earl (which also never got its due!). Are my expectations too high? Is there anything gay in it? – Ryan, Albuquerque, Nm

Martha Plimpton

A: Interestingly, Martha Plimpton once sat with her back up against mine in a restaurant booth, along with then-boyfriend, the late River Phoenix, and also Keanu Reeves, who were both just as popular as they could possibly be.
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Jason Lee and Greg Garcia interview for "My Name is Earl"

We conference with "My Name is Earl" star Jason Lee as well as creator-writer-executive producer Gregory Thomas Garcia. Since premiering on September 20th, 2005, "Earl" has carved out a hefty fan base with a fun cast including Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressley, Nadine Velasquez, Eddie Steeples, Trey Carlisle, Louis T. Moyle, Noah Crawford, Gregg Binkley and Dale Dickey. Jason Lee takes on the character of "Earl" with ease, falling naturally into the much-loved character. He's asked about whether the show inspired him to go back and right some wrongs and working with guest star Seth Green. Greg Garcia talks about the season's themes including one of episode with a theme of motherhood and more.
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