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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?


Everyone from the lead cast of My Name Is Earl (2005) appeared at least once on this show: Jason Lee (as Smokey the rock star), Ethan Suplee and Jaime Pressly (as Andrew and Donna the neighbors), Eddie Steeples (as Tyler the pizza delivery man, gas man) Nadine Velazquez (as Valentina with the moon jump), and Patty the Daytime Hooker. They appeared in season three, episode nineteen, "Making the Band", the only exception being Patty. 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 »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.176 (2011) See more »

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It's going to be really funny.
11 August 2010 | by xskateboardxkidxSee all my reviews

I got a chance to see the pilot of Raising Hope, which was originally called Keep Hope Alive, and I loved it. I was laughing pretty hard at pretty much the entire show. Most of the things that were going on during the program were things I haven't seen before on a cable television show. It is very original and has a lot of visual comedy also some very funny dialogue. The characters go together well and the acting is very believable. If you liked My Name Is Earl(RIP) then you are going to love Greg Garcia's newest creation! Raising Hope gives you almost the same feeling as My Name Is Earl when you watch it but it's definitely not going to be the exact same show. It's on Fox premiering September 21, 2010. I can't wait to watch it again and see other episodes!

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