Raising Hope at PaleyFest 2011

Raising Hope had a panel at the Paley Festival yesterday and reports are showing up everywhere. Still no clips from the panel, but if they do show up, it will probably be at the Paley Screening Room. A bunch of people posted pics from the event on Twitter. You can find all the tagged live tweets here. For more pics, head over to Zimbio.

In the meantime:

The Futon Critic has a good summary of the main points from the panel.  So does TV Guide.

Fancast has a few spoilers from the upcoming episodes.

There is a pretty good article at Examiner, too.

THR has a nice little teaser:

Actor Garret Dillahunt (Burt) teased a scene in the Garcia-helmed season finale — which was screened for the audience — that was memorable for all the right reasons.
“I think it’s very complex, lots of Memento weaving time-travelling thing going on, and I also have a spitting contest with an alpaca, which has never happened before,” Dillahunt revealed to THR. Who wins? “Don’t look an alpaca in the eye, that’s all I can say,” he warned.
Dillahunt also hypothesized where the characters might be at the start of Season 2. “We didn’t know if they were going to go back in time further or if we’re going to skip ahead in the life of the babies, so I’m anxious to see what [the writers] have in store,” he said.

TV.com has interviews with the main cast. Here is the one with Garret:

You’re well known for your dramatic work—Winter’s Bone, No Country for Old Men. What are the challenges of doing comedy after all this heavy, heavy drama?
You know, it oddly doesn’t feel challenging. It feels like fun. I’m not saying it’s easy, but I just like the change of it, to do something different from the last thing I did. I guess I always sort of thought that’s what we’re supposed to do, just travel between the styles as gracefully as possible. This is a good one and I’m really proud of it. I’m proud of my cast, and I hope people keep telling their friends to watch, because I think it’s one of those kinds of shows. I think it’s smart and it has a slow, steady growing appeal, and that pleases me.
How has Burt grown as a father and as a grandfather?
I think he’s learning that he can’t just be a pal. I think he’s going to grow up slowly—obviously he already is growing up slowly, but he’s going to find his joy in that and realize it’s not a death. It’s just another phase.
Tell me a little bit about the flashbacks you get to do.
[laughs] With the wigs and everything? They’re fun. I especially like working with the three-year-old Jimmy, played by Trace Garcia, the creator’s son. He’s so funny that I just have a ball working with him. I love it. They’re so ridiculous that the pressure is taken off of you.
Are you looking to do more comedy in the future, if there are film offers?
Absolutely. I’m about to go do this sci-fi thing that’s more in my old wheelhouse, and I’m looking forward to that. But this is a good one. I feel like I’m making a film, a short comedy film every week.

And here is a video interview: