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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

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.

Raising Hope season finale synopsis & air date

raiising hope season 3Fox has put out a press release for the next/last two RH episodes this season, 3×21 “Burt Mitzvah – The Musical,” and 3×22 “Mother’s Day.” The episodes will air on Thursday, March 28, from 9 to 10 pm ET.



Burt’s parents (Guest stars Shirley Jones and Lee Majors) come to town with the surprising news that he actually is Jewish. So Burt takes a musical crash course in his newfound heritage to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah he never had. Then, it’s a Mother’s Day to remember as Burt and Barney take a road trip to Maw Maw’s childhood home and discover that her mother may still be alive. Multiple generations of crazy gather under one roof in the special all-new one-hour “Burt Mitzvah – The Musical/Mother’s Day” season finale episode of RAISING HOPE airing Thursday, March 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Cast: Lucas Neff as Jimmy; Martha Plimpton as Virginia; Garret Dillahunt as Burt; Shannon Woodward as Sabrina; Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw, Gregg Binkley as Barney.

Guest Cast: Shirley Jones and Lee Majors

Raising Hope renewed for fourth season!

This just in from Variety:

While Fox has hit some ratings potholes this season, the network believes in its strongest freshman contenders, renewing “The Mindy Project” and “The Following” for second seasons.

Fellow comedies from Fox’s Tuesday night lineup “New Girl” and “Raising Hope” were also renewed for third and fourth seasons, respectively. “Mindy Project” pickup is a big win for producer Universal TV and its efforts to broaden its production activity beyond Peacock nets.

Big congrats to everyone on the show!