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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Spoofed in Mad: The Iron Giant Lady/Raising a New Hope (2012) See more »

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A gem of a comedy!
27 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The writers of Raising Hope must have lived in or visited South Carolina, because the characters are not too far off from the folks one would encounter at the local Wal-Mart in these parts. In terms of wit and timing, this show is dead on. The characters may seem pathetic upon first view, but by the end of the episode one is witness to the depth of their humanity. This is the first of the new shows that is on my static viewing schedule.

Cloris Leachman has a surprising role for such a legacy actor, but that is what makes the show brilliant. Her appearances are like the exclamation point in a sentence...though her appearance is brief, it is what elevates the scene from a smile to a laugh out loud. Looking forward to the next episode.


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