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Raising Hope 

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 »




Series cast summary:
Lucas Neff ...  Jimmy Chance 88 episodes, 2010-2014
Martha Plimpton ...  Virginia Chance 88 episodes, 2010-2014
Garret Dillahunt ...  Burt Chance 88 episodes, 2010-2014
Shannon Woodward ...  Sabrina / ... 88 episodes, 2010-2014
Cloris Leachman ...  Maw Maw / ... 83 episodes, 2010-2014
Baylie Cregut ...  Hope / ... 77 episodes, 2011-2014
Rylie Cregut Rylie Cregut ...  Hope / ... 77 episodes, 2011-2014
Gregg Binkley ...  Barney 71 episodes, 2010-2014
Todd Giebenhain ...  Frank 50 episodes, 2010-2014


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 »


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

1 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keep Hope Alive See more »

Filming Locations:

Chatsworth, California, USA


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In season one, episode six, "Family Secrets", Jimmy finds out he is not allergic to fruit after believing he was all his life. He goes crazy eating fruit, but in season one, episode twenty-two, "Don't Vote for This Episode", apparently five years prior he is homeless living in the grocery store by night, and he is eating apples and bananas. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) See more »

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A really funny show in making ...
22 September 2010 | by atkhan-1See all my reviews

I happened to catch 'raising hope' by accident. I was expecting just another mindless sitcom with over-dubbed laughs ... but i got to say ... surprised..

First of all not a lot of shows are shown these days which had teenage parents raising their child, considering the fact a huge amount of teenagers go through with it. may be society wants to keep this hidden or some doesn't find the idea of an idiot teenager raising kid funny. i still think its a good move because all parents are near-idiots there first time.

Secondly this show has just the right combination of elements of sincere family sarcasm (like modern family) and totally insane hilarious situations (like how i met your mother).

Since i have only seen the pilot, i can guess the upcoming episodes would be extremely funny if the writers did well or FOX didn't cancel it for being such a ratings whore.

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