Raising Hope will have a panel at PaleyFest 2011. Deadline has the schedule:
Closing Night: Raising Hope (Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m)
Greg Garcia, Creator / Executive Producer (schedule permitting)
Lucas Neff, “Jimmy Chance”
Martha Plimpton, “Virginia Chance”
Garret Dillahunt, “Burt Chance” (schedule permitting)
Shannon Woodward, “Sabrina”
Plus additional members of the cast & creative team
Here are some spoilers from Entertainment Weekly:
I LOVE Raising Hope, especially Maw-Maw! Any scoop? — Vic
Well, if you like relatives, you’ll love this. Next season, we’re going to meet Burt’s parents! “We actually have a story idea, but we ran out of episodes for this season to do it,” showrunner Greg Garcia tells me. “But I think that as you continue on, rather than just looking forward at these people and their lives, it’s always fun to look back and see how they became who they were. There’s a little bit of stuff [in an upcoming episode] with the cousin Mike story, where J.K. Simmons plays Burt’s brother. There’s some stuff we get into there about his relationship with his brother. But certainly I think we’re going to meet Burt’s parents in season 2 and learn more about his backstory as well. In our season finale, there’s a lot of explanation about the relationship between Maw-Maw and Burt and Virginia and their whole dynamic, as well.” Now, take your casting suggestions in comments!
Please, more Raising Hope scoop! The show is so under-loved. — Gale
There will be an episode coming up where the family tackles the issue of Hope’s custody…should they all die. Leave it to Hope to make talk of a sudden, freak death funny. I’m laughing inappropriately already.
And from TV Squad:
Jaime Pressley and Ethan Suplee, who were regulars on the NBC sitcom ‘My Name Is Earl,’ will appear in the penultimate episode of the season as a married couple who lives in the neighborhood.
And the previews for “What up, Cuz,” with Amy Sedaris, which airs this Tuesday: