Raising Hope

Garret to direct an episode of Raising Hope this season

Another interesting update from Give Me My Remote:

“I’m going to direct an episode; I’m looking forward to that,” Dillahunt shared. “That will be interesting, and fun.”

Dillahunt — whom you may have also seen during the summer hiatus in the WIGS series, “Paloma” — will make his directorial debut on a to be determined episode of the series a bit later in the season. (AKA, it’s a little too soon to know what the episode will be about or when it might air.)

And here is the first promotional photo for season four:

Raising Hope season 4

New interview (Raising Hope)

Raising HopeGive Me My Remote has a new interview with Garret. Hit the link for the whole article.

RAISING HOPE bounced around a bit as it finished its third season (the final two episodes of the year aired on a Thursday), but when it returns for the upcoming season, it’s currently scheduled to make the move to Friday nights (after BONES).

“I even get tweets from people far from Hollywood that think ‘oh, you’re in the death slot,’” RAISING HOPE star Garret Dillahunt (Burt) acknowledged of the shift. “That’s just not true anymore. There are some hits on Friday nights: BLUE BLOODS and GRIMM did very well. A lot of people don’t know what night a show is on anymore, the way people watch TV. It could be great for us. We could end up being the stars of the night and last another three years. If we hold our audience, we’re going to be heroes. It really didn’t affect me one way or the other. And I suppose it would be a waste of energy if it did, because it’s happening. If something at Tuesday [tanks], or if it happens on another night, I have no doubt they’re going to put us right back in there. We seem to be that show for them.”

Return date for Raising Hope & new release date for Twelve Years a Slave

Just a couple of quick updates. Raising Hope will be back with a new season on Friday, November 8. From the Fox press release:

Friday nights beginning on Nov. 8 are all-new when BONES moves to a new night and time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) kicks off an all-new hour of comedy, followed by the series premiere of the new sibling comedy ENLISTED (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Written and created by Kevin Biegel (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs”) and starring Geoff Stults (“Ben and Kate,” “The Finder”), Chris Lowell (“Private Practice,” “Veronica Mars”) and Parker Young (“Suburgatory”), ENLISTED is an irreverent single-camera comedy about an older sibling who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers and lead a group of misfits on a small Florida Army base.

And Twelve Years a Slave will be released a couple of months sooner than expected, on October 18. From Deadline:

The release date chess game of the Oscar-bait autumn films continues. After some exuberant test screenings, Fox Searchlight is moving the Steve McQueen-directed Twelve Years A Slave to a limited platform release that will begin October 18. The original plan for the film backed by New Regency and River Road was to start the limited platform release in late December. They felt it could thrive in the fall, instead of waiting for winter.