More Raising Hope teasers, season one DVD & photos from episode 2×02

garret dillahunt,raising hope season twoFox has released a bunch of new promos for season two in the last few days, including the photos from episode two, “Sabrina Has Money” (<- see link) and a couple of new behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast interviews (below). TVLine reports that Burt’s parents have been cast:

If bionic man Steve Austin and Mrs. Partridge had a baby, he’d apparently look an awful lot like Burt Chance.

TVLine has learned exclusively that 1970s TV icons Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man) and Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) will appear this fall on Fox’s Raising Hope, playing Burt’s parents. So come on, get happy!

Here is the press release for the season one DVD, also out on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and available on

The Unexpected Bundle of Joy
Arrives on DVD September 20th

raising hope DVDLos Angeles, CA – Life at the Chance’s will never be the same when Jimmy comes home with an unexpected gift. Follow one ill-equipped family as they navigate through the pleasures and annoyances of raising a baby. The Emmy Award nominated series RAISING HOPE Season 1 comes to DVD on September 20th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment packed with exclusive featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, commentaries and the un-aired pilot never shown on television.

Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, Raising Hope stars Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Shannon Woodward. Cloris Leachman guest-stars as Maw Maw.

A one night stand becomes a life-long commitment when 23-year-old Jimmy Chance inadvertently impregnates a wanted felon and decides to raise Hope (aka Princess Beyonce) on his own. Jimmy, together with his family – his Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), his mother Virginia (Martha Plimpton), and his father Burt (Garret Dillahunt) – face play dates, amusing family photo shoots, rock star dreams, vasectomies and much more in this uproariously irreverent, critically acclaimed first season of Raising Hope.

RAISING HOPE Season 1 DVD is available on September 20th and the ARP is $29.99.

Some scheduling news – it looks like episodes 2×03 and 2×04 will air in the same week:

Look for an original “Hope” on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:30/8:30c following a 90-minute “X Factor” and a first-run “New Girl” on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30/8:30c, likewise following “X Factor.” “New Girl” will also serve up an encore installment on Thursday, October 6 at 9:30/8:30c with “Hope” also airing a repeat on Thursday, October 13 at 9:30/8:30c. To recap:

Tuesday, October 4
8:00/7:00c – “Glee”
9:00/8:00c – “New Girl”
9:30/8:30c – “Raising Hope

Wednesday, October 5
8:00/7:00c – “The X Factor” (90 Minutes)
9:30/8:30c – “Raising Hope” (Special Night)

Thursday, October 6
8:00/7:00c – “The X Factor” (90 Minutes)
9:30/8:30c – “New Girl” (Repeat, Special Night)

Tuesday, October 11
7:30/6:30c – “MLB Playoffs: ALCS, Game 3”

Wednesday, October 12
8:00/7:00c – “The X Factor” (90 Minutes)
9:30/8:30c – “New Girl” (Special Night)

Thursday, October 13
8:00/7:00c – “The X Factor” (90 Minutes)
9:30/8:30c – “Raising Hope” (Repeat, Special Night)

And the new videos. First look at season two:

Another promo for “Prodigy,” which airs this Tuesday at 9:30:

And the third teaser for the episode:

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

Photos from Raising Hope 1×22, “Don’t Vote for This Episode” (season finale)

Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt in Raising Hope 1x22 "Don't Vote for This Episode"Fox has released the stills from the Raising Hope season finale, “Don’t Vote for This Episode,” which airs on May 17. The photos are here.

There are also some behind-the-scenes pics from “Sleep Training” and “Everybody Flirts…” on the show’s FB page. Hit the ^ links to see them.

And Greg Garcia has sent out another press release:

Hello Critical Pals,

Here we are closing in on the end of the first season of RAISING HOPE. Other than the fact I don’t think nearly enough people are watching, it’s been a great season.
Let me tell you something about the finale airing Tuesday, May 17 (9:01-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX: It’s the best half-hour of comedy that will be on network television this year. I’m not lying. Watch it yourself. It’s an amazing episode. Trust me; I’ve done a few crappy episodes of TV over the last 15 years that I didn’t want people watching, but this particular episode is really good.

We’ve been done shooting for a while now, and between you and me, not shooting a TV show is boring. I’ve been trying to fill my time in creative ways. I went to the Grand Canyon, played a game of golf, and even spent three hours at Charlie Sheen’s house. I’m not kidding. I don’t know if you know this or not, but he’s quite an interesting fella. I thought I might be able to get some buzz for RAISING HOPE if I met with him. I was hoping we would end up getting arrested in Vegas together or – at the very least – he would stab me. But as it turns out, we just sat in his theater and talked for a few hours. I’d tell you more about it, but to be honest, he scares the shit out of me.

I’m also Tweeting. Not long ago, I would have punched myself in the face for saying that, but I’m actually enjoying it. If you want to, you can tell people to follow me at @whoisgreggarcia. And here’s the fun part, I’m giving stuff away through Twitter. I’m giving away money, TV show stuff and random stuff I find in my house. I gave $100 to a guy in New Jersey for being the first person to call a pay phone at a gas station where I was stopped. Currently, I’m having a contest where I’m giving $500 for the funniest picture I get. My wife thinks I’ve lost my mind.

Okay, well, that’s pretty much what’s going on with me. Thanks for all your support throughout the season. I really hope you enjoy the finale.

Your buddy,

Greg Garcia

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