VIRGINIA MEETS THE BOSS ON AN ALL-NEW “RAISING HOPE” FRIDAY, MARCH 14, ON FOX
Judith Light (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) Guest-Stars
Virginia’s boss, Louise (guest star Judith Light), begins grooming her for the role of regional sales manager. But when Virginia sees what her boss’ job is really like, she has second thoughts. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina are worried about Hope’s lack of compassion when she feels no sadness over the death of her pet fish, and Burt and Virginia perform at the Natesville Telethon in the all-new “Dinner With Tropes” episode of RAISING HOPE airing Friday, March 14 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-416) (TV-14 D, L, S)
Well, this sucks. Only five episodes left to air, and Fox has just announced that Raising Hope won’t be returning for a fifth season. Not exactly a bad run for a network show these days, but I doubt anyone would have objected to another season or two or five.
A big, big thank you to the cast and crew for making Hope as hilarious as it has been for the last four years and hope everyone finds new jobs soon.
Here is the press release:
THE CHANCES HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE BACKYARD SEND-OFF IN A ONE-HOUR SERIES FINALE OF “RAISING HOPE” FRIDAY, APRIL 4
Critically acclaimed comedy Raising Hope will end its four-season run with a special one-hour farewell event Friday, April 4 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). The series finale kicks off with the all-new episode “How I Met Your Mullet” (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), in which guest star Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”) plays Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) new maid. Then, in “The Father Daughter Dance” (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Virginia’s (Martha Plimpton) dad (guest star Jeffrey Tambor, “Arrested Development”) returns to Natesville with a big surprise for her and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), including a musical performance by Kenny Loggins (guest-starring as himself).
“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope’s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” said executive producer Mike Mariano. “We planned our Season Four finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.”
“Getting to know and love the Chance family on Raising Hope has been a sweet, hilarious ride,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment and Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons.”
Raising Hope, created by Greg Garcia (“The Millers,” “My Name is Earl”) premiered in the fall of 2010. Starring Emmy Award winners Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward and Gregg Binkley, the series follows a lovingly dysfunctional family as they raise an adorable yet unexpected addition to the family – a little girl named Hope (Rylie & Baylie Cregut). In 2011, Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman were both nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for their leading (Plimpton) and guest (Leachman) roles on the show.
Don’t miss the final five installments, beginning this Friday (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) with the all-new “Dinner With Tropes” episode, featuring guest star Judith Light (“Who’s The Boss?”) as Virginia’s boss.
If you see anything particularly outstanding and seemingly intended in tonight’s episode, go to Twitter, get in his face and shake him. :)
JIMMY AND SABRINA MAKE BABY PLANS ON AN ALL-NEW “RAISING HOPE” FRIDAY, MARCH 7, ON FOX
Burt and Virginia are in desperate need of a vacation and, at Barney’s suggestion, head to a resort for a little R&R. But the “resort” turns out to be a different kind of place than they were hoping for. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina decide they want to have a baby in the all-new “Baby Phat” episode of RAISING HOPE airing Friday, March 7 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-415) (TV-14 D, L, S)
And just a quick 12 Years update before I post the previews because the film has nabbed a few awards again this week. It won the NAACP Image Awards for Best Motion Picture, Directing, Writing, and Supporting Actress, and then also the Satellite Awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Director. It also scored Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress at the Gold Derby Awards, followed by a Costume Designer Guild Award in the period film category. Congrats to all and fingers crossed for the Oscars this Sunday.
And back to Raising Hope.
MAW MAW GETS A NEW BOYFRIEND ON AN ALL-NEW “RAISING HOPE” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, ON FOX
Tommy Chong (“That ’70s Show”) Guest-Stars
Maw Maw has found a new love, Hubert (guest star Tommy Chong), who encourages her to engage in some reckless activity. When Virginia finds herself scolding Maw Maw, she fears she’s become a lame adult and wants Burt to do more risk-taking activities with her. Jimmy and Sabrina follow suit when they find themselves spying on their own babysitter in the all-new “The One Where They Get High” episode of RAISING HOPE airing Friday, Feb. 28 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-414) (TV-14 D, L, S)
Wild Bill stops by tonight. Enjoy.
IT’S BURT AND VIRGINIA’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY ON AN ALL-NEW “RAISING HOPE” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, ON FOX
Keith Carradine (“Missing,” “Damages”) Guest-Stars
Virginia thinks that Burt is getting her an expensive gift for their 25th anniversary. So she decides to take him to a dude ranch that is run by a crazy cowboy (guest star Keith Carradine). But Burt isn’t able to enjoy himself, because of a secret he is keeping from Virginia in the all-new “Anniversary Ball” episode of RAISING HOPE airing Friday, Feb. 7 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-413) (TV-14 D, L)
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