Jimmy becomes a single parent to an infant after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jimmy Chance (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Virginia Chance (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Burt Chance (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Sabrina / ... (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Maw Maw / ... (83 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Hope / ... (77 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Hope / ... (77 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Barney (71 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Frank (50 episodes, 2010-2014)
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Jimmy becomes a single parent to an infant after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.

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Life's more fun with a little Hope. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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1 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Keep Hope Alive  »

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When watching old home videos in season one episode thirteen, Burt remarks younger Maw Mawz resembles "the horny neighbor on the Mary Tyler Moore show"- a character played by Maw Maw actress Cloris Leachman. See more »

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Cloris Leachman, who reportedly was born in 1926 and made her film debut in 1947, and who easily has the longest career of anyone in the cast, is credited as "and introducing Cloris Leachman as Maw-Maw." See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.162 (2017) See more »

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Gregory Thomas Garcia ROCKS!
6 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My daddy always told my brother he better never pick up a girl when he was using the van because that was just a recipe for trouble! Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is compelled to give a lift to a young lady who seems to be running for her life from an angry man. She then shows him her gratitude for saving her and goes home to meet the family. The family – I would call this a contemporary 'Clampett Family', even down to the car Jimmy remembers riding in during his formative years with a 'pavement view' in lieu of a sunroof. His mom and dad, even Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), are very impressed with his new girlfriend, at least for a short time. Many months later, Jimmy is a single parent in a singular environment and this is where the fun begins.

Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton are outstanding as Jimmy's parents, Burt and Virginia. Dillahunt has grossly deviated from his usual bad guy role into comedy and he is hilarious. Martha Plimpton has already proved she can do anything. In this series the baby's potential comes under suspicion with comments regarding her 'hermeditary' evilness, and her species when Maw Maw hollers, "Get that dog off my couch!" At this house, Maw Maw's lucidity is a curse, but don't worry, it only comes in short bursts. This show is an unexpected and riotous treat. 10/06/2010


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