Bad news for Ben and Kate fans – the show has been yanked from schedule. Not sure what this means for Hope in the long run (especially with this happening), but for the next two weeks, we’ll be getting a double dose of the show at 8 and 8:30. The one-hour season finale will air on March 28.
Here is what the current schedule looks like (based on the press release below):
Jan. 29 – 2 episodes – 3×14 Modern Wedding, 3×15 Yo Zappa Do, Part 1
Feb. 5 – 2 episodes – 3×16 Yo Zappa Do, Part 2, 3×17 Sex, Clown, and Videotape
Feb. 12 – encore
Feb. 19 – 1 episode – 3×18
Feb. 26 – 2 episodes – 3×19, 3×20
??? – 3×21, 3×22
Thursday, Mar. 28 – 3×23, 3×24 (after American Idol)
Here are some spoilers from E!Online:
In the comedy’s
Feb. 26episode “The Old Girl,” [Hilary] Duff will play Rachel, Jimmy’s ex who comes back into his life when Sabrina unknowingly befriends her. Awkward alert! But don’t worry too much, Jimmy and Sabrina fans: Duff is only set to appear in one episode and your favorite couple’s marriage (which takes place in the Jan. 29 episode) will not be shaken by Rachel’s reappearance. Phew!
And from Ausiello:
Question: Got any scoop on Raising Hope, one of the most underrated shows on TV? —Rebecca
Ausiello: Get ready for Raising Hope: The Musical… er, Musicals! In not one but two (consecutive) episodes, the show is gonna go all Glee on us. First up is “The Old Girl,” in which Virginia, undercover as a co-ed (don’t ask!), accidentally wins the affections of a member of the Cliff Notes, a college acapella group. The following week, in “Burtmitzvah,” the owner of Natesville’s deli tries to explain to Burt – via song, of course! – what it means to be Jewish. Mazeltov!
Also, Luke Perry will show up in an episode called “The Ghost of Arbor Day.” Air date was “spring” before this latest announcement.
Press release from Fox:
FOX ANNOUNCES REVISIONS TO TUESDAY NIGHT LINEUP
HELL’S KITCHEN Starts Cooking Tuesday, March 12
Special One-Hour Episodes of RAISING HOPE Air Tuesdays
Including January 29, February 5 and February 26
All-New Episodes of NEW GIRL Continue at 9:00 PM ET/PT,
Followed by All-New Installments of THE MINDY PROJECT at 9:30 PM ET/PT
FOX announces revisions to its Tuesday night lineup, as well as the season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
On Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Tuesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will air all-new one-hour episodes of RAISING HOPE, followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) in their regularly scheduled time periods. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, as previously announced, encore episodes of RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and NEW GIRL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) will air, followed by the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (9:00-10:30 PM ET/live in all time zones). On Tuesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), an all-new episode of RAISING HOPE leads off the night, followed by an encore of NEW GIRL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and all-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
In the special one-hour episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) tie the knot. Then, as a wedding gift from Barney (Gregg Binkley), the Chance family heads off to Los Angeles to watch the taping of Hope’s (Baylie and Rylie Cregut) favorite TV show. On an all-new episode of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) falls for a beautiful woman (guest star Brooklyn Decker), while Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick’s (Jake Johnson) relationship takes a surprising turn. On a brand-new episode of THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Mindy (Mindy Kaling) finally thinks she’s met the perfect guy (guest star BJ Novak).
Tuesday nights heat up this spring when Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for the Season 11 premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT)…
Here is the promo for next week’s wedding episode: