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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They're trying to survive her childhood. 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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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In season 1, episode 21, "baby monitoring," Virginia says to the characters played by guest stars Ethan suplee and Jamie pressly, "you're husband looks like a skinny version of that fat guy from mallrats." Ethan suplee starred in the movie mallrats with Jason lee. They both star in "my name is earl" by Greg garcia, who also created, raising hope. 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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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.170 (2012) See more »

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Totally Surprised
29 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to be completely honest...i didn't want to invest any more of my precious time watching another boring sitcom.. Was i surprised! The premise though a bit far fetched, ala the serial killer mother who is executed... and someone actually naming their child "Princess Beyonce" I was absolutely entertained. The writing is fun and imaginative, the characters are complex and real at the same time. I can bet we have all known one family in our neighborhood just like this. Dysfunctional and slightly psychotic and yet like a train wreck you cant look away. The actors are delightful and i find myself quoting lines the next day to my kids and husband. Oh god I'm dysfunctional and psychotic....oh well :-)


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