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New interview and some film updates

Raising Hope moves to the 8 pm slot this Tuesday and Garret said he’ll be promoting it left and right this week. So far, only one interview showed up, at, and it’s the one he did for What’s Worth Watching a few days ago (see pic).

Katy Perry guests in this week’s episode. You can find an interview with her and Shannon Woodward at Hope for Fans. Promotional pics are here: “Single White Female Role Model.” I’ve also added pages for the next two episodes — “Spanks Butt, No Spanks” (March 13), “Poking Holes in the Story” (March 20) — and for the three films that have been missing from the site: Headhunter, Any Day Now and Revenge for Jolly!

The full lineup for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival hasn’t been announced yet, but Garret says that both Revenge for Jolly! and Any Day Now will be screened there next month. The festival runs from April 18 to April 29 this, so if you’re in New York around that time, you’d better catch them both.

Elsewhere on the film front, the first footage from Looper will be shown at Sony’s panel at WonderCon in Anaheim in a couple of weeks. From Continue reading

Raising Hope at the Winter TCA Press Tour

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AP Photo/Danny Moloshok
Raising Hope and two other Fox comedies (New Girl and the uncancelled Breaking In) had a panel at the Winter TCAs yesterday and Garret was there, along with Martha Plimpton and Greg Garcia. There are a few reports from the event at Deadline, TV Guide, Hollywood Reporter and Think Progress.

For photos, see Raising Hope on FB and Zimbio.

The next new episode, Mrs. Smartypants, airs next Tuesday. Hit the link for the synopsis and photos. The teaser is embedded below.

And just a quick update on Cogan’s Trade: The Film Stage writes that it won’t be released in March as previously announced, but in the last quarter of 2012.

(^ Via Spoiler TV.)

Raising Hope season two promotional photos

Fox has released the first promotional photos for season two. Click to enlarge:

They’ve also put out the pics from the episode “Prodigy,” with Greyson Chance guest starring as the young Jimmy. The episode is listed as 2×01 (Sept. 20, 9:30), even if earlier reports said that “Kidnapped,” with Sean Bridgers, would be the season opener. The photos are here: Raising Hope 2×01, Prodigy. Here is the press release:


Greyson Chance makes a Special Guest Appearance

garret dillahunt,raising hope,greysone chanceWhen Jimmy watches a home video of himself as a thirteen-year-old (guest star Greyson Chance), he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career as a singer and pianist until a horrible accident involving a golf putter rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt, Virginia and Maw Maw to help him rediscover his lost abilities in the “Prodigy” season premiere episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-202) (TV-PG D, L, V)

baby hope,baylie cregut,raising hopeCast:

Lucas Neff as Jimmy; Martha Plimpton as Virginia; Garret Dillahunt as Burt; Shannon Woodward as Sabrina; Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw

Guest Cast:

Baylie & Rylie Cregut as Hope; Greyson Chance as Young Jimmy; Andy Umberger as Dr. Finklestein; Aimee McKay as Woman; Blake Hogue as Employee; Greg Barnett as Instructor; Derik Nelson as Young Jimmy Singer

Raising Hope season preview & summer movie #3 revealed

A couple of quick updates.

The Daily Beast has a nice three-page interview with Alan Cumming, Garret’s co-star in the mystery movie set in the 1970s, filmed over the summer. On page three, he talks about being harassed by Cloris Leachman and mentions this:

The film I did this summer was with Garret Dillahunt. We played boyfriends in [Famlee] and we had such a laugh.

Here is the synopsis, from Cumming’s site:

Famlee was written and directed by Travis Fine and is the story of a gay couple in the 1970s and their struggle to keep custody of a down syndrome child who they have become fathers to.

And here is another bit from a casting call posted at

In 1975 Marco is the neglected son of a junkie mother. When the mother is arrested, charged and incarcerated, Marco is befriended and taken in by his neighbor, a flamboyant female impersonator who gets Marco the care and education that he has been missing. The film is a fictional story of a real account. Marco’s speech needs to be good enough to be understood by strangers, which doesn’t always work in his favor, due to the potty mouth he has developed while living with his mother.

Isaac Levya plays the son and Frances Fisher is also in the film. She mentioned it on Twitter back in June.

Elsewhere, Fox Broadcasting has uploaded a short interview with Garret and Martha on YouTube (after the teaser), in which they give away a few details about season two:

And Fox News has a short interview with Lucas Neff and Shannon Woodward.

The show returns in 19 days – Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30/8:30c.