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Fox February schedule

Here is what’s coming up after the two eps that air on Tuesday:

Tuesday, Feb. 5

RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Yo Zappa Do, Part 2

Raising HopeIn the first of two back-to-back episodes, Hope (Baylie/Rylie Cregut) is recruited as an actress on “Yo Zappa Do.” Then, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) signs on as an extra to help her through her scenes, but the show’s star, Trevor (guest star Camden Garcia), makes his life miserable on set. Meanwhile, Burt (Garret Dillahunt) tries to pitch a new landscaping design to the studio chief (guest star Brian Doyle-Murray), and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) settles an old debt with her late ex-husband.

RAISING HOPE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Sex, Clown and Videotape

Mike O’Malley and Liza Snyder, former “Yes, Dear” co-stars, reunite with “Yes, Dear” and RAISING HOPE creator Greg Garcia. When Burt and Virginia (Martha Plimpton) discover that their storage locker is up for auction, they also realize they have misplaced a personal and incriminating home video that has fallen into the hands of another couple (guest stars O’Malley and Snyder). Meanwhile, Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) tries to get to the bottom of Jimmy’s epic sleepwalking habit.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Arbor Daze

Luke Perry guest-stars as the Ghost of Arbor Day Past, Present, and Future, who pays a visit to Sabrina in the middle of the night, after she takes a stand against the way the Chance family celebrates Arbor Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Making The Band

In the first of two back-to-back episodes, it’s a “My Name is Earl” reunion as the Chances throw a birthday party for Hope. Jason Lee reprises his guest-star role as former rock star Smokey Floyd, and is joined by guest stars Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez, and Eddie Steeples as Natesville locals who all band together to save the party.

RAISING HOPE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Old Girl

Sabrina is excited to introduce her new friend Rachel (guest star Hilary Duff) to the family, but Virginia and Burt are shocked when she turns out to be Jimmy’s ex-girlfriend who broke his heart as a teenager.

Raising Hope schedule change

garret dillahunt,raising hope,modern weddingBad news for Ben and Kate fans – the show has been yanked from schedule. Not sure what this means for Hope in the long run (especially with this happening), but for the next two weeks, we’ll be getting a double dose of the show at 8 and 8:30. The one-hour season finale will air on March 28.

Here is what the current schedule looks like (based on the press release below):

Jan. 29 – 2 episodes – 3×14 Modern Wedding, 3×15 Yo Zappa Do, Part 1
Feb. 5 – 2 episodes – 3×16 Yo Zappa Do, Part 2, 3×17 Sex, Clown, and Videotape
Feb. 12 – encore
Feb. 19 – 1 episode – 3×18
Feb. 26 – 2 episodes – 3×19, 3×20
??? – 3×21, 3×22
Thursday, Mar. 28 – 3×23, 3×24 (after American Idol)

Here are some spoilers from E!Online:

In the comedy’s Feb. 26 episode “The Old Girl,” [Hilary] Duff will play Rachel, Jimmy’s ex who comes back into his life when Sabrina unknowingly befriends her. Awkward alert! But don’t worry too much, Jimmy and Sabrina fans: Duff is only set to appear in one episode and your favorite couple’s marriage (which takes place in the Jan. 29 episode) will not be shaken by Rachel’s reappearance. Phew!

And from Ausiello:

Question: Got any scoop on Raising Hope, one of the most underrated shows on TV? —Rebecca
Ausiello: Get ready for Raising Hope: The Musical… er, Musicals! In not one but two (consecutive) episodes, the show is gonna go all Glee on us. First up is “The Old Girl,” in which Virginia, undercover as a co-ed (don’t ask!), accidentally wins the affections of a member of the Cliff Notes, a college acapella group. The following week, in “Burtmitzvah,” the owner of Natesville’s deli tries to explain to Burt – via song, of course! – what it means to be Jewish. Mazeltov!

Also, Luke Perry will show up in an episode called “The Ghost of Arbor Day.” Air date was “spring” before this latest announcement.

Press release from Fox:

FOX ANNOUNCES REVISIONS TO TUESDAY NIGHT LINEUP

HELL’S KITCHEN Starts Cooking Tuesday, March 12

Special One-Hour Episodes of RAISING HOPE Air Tuesdays
Including January 29, February 5 and February 26

All-New Episodes of NEW GIRL Continue at 9:00 PM ET/PT,
Followed by All-New Installments of THE MINDY PROJECT at 9:30 PM ET/PT

FOX announces revisions to its Tuesday night lineup, as well as the season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

On Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Tuesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will air all-new one-hour episodes of RAISING HOPE, followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) in their regularly scheduled time periods. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, as previously announced, encore episodes of RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and NEW GIRL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) will air, followed by the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (9:00-10:30 PM ET/live in all time zones). On Tuesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), an all-new episode of RAISING HOPE leads off the night, followed by an encore of NEW GIRL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and all-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

In the special one-hour episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) tie the knot. Then, as a wedding gift from Barney (Gregg Binkley), the Chance family heads off to Los Angeles to watch the taping of Hope’s (Baylie and Rylie Cregut) favorite TV show. On an all-new episode of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) falls for a beautiful woman (guest star Brooklyn Decker), while Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick’s (Jake Johnson) relationship takes a surprising turn. On a brand-new episode of THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Mindy (Mindy Kaling) finally thinks she’s met the perfect guy (guest star BJ Novak).

Tuesday nights heat up this spring when Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for the Season 11 premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT)…

Here is the promo for next week’s wedding episode:

Talhotblond released on DVD, new Raising Hope tonight

garret dillahunt,talhotblondJust a heads-up for anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet: Talhotblond is out on DVD today. You can get it on Amazon.

Looper was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S. on Dec. 31, and will be out in the UK on January 28: Region 2 DVD, Region 2 Blu-ray.

Here are a few previews of tonight’s Raising Hope, “Lord of the Ring:”

Burt tells Jimmy that he needs to buy Sabrina a nice engagement ring, even if she claims she doesn’t need one, so Jimmy starts volunteering for a series of exotic medical experiments to come up with the cash. Meanwhile Virginia has been pawning her engagement ring for years behind Burt’s back to pay for odds and ends. But when Jimmy visits the pawnshop and falls in love with his own mom’s ring, her secret may be out.


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Raising Hope renewed!

Big congrats to everyone working on the show! Press release from Fox:

“New Girl,” “Raising Hope” AND “Glee”
TO CONTINUE LAUGHS IN 2012-13 SEASON ON FOX

Spring Into Tuesdays Tomorrow with the Return of Glee,
Followed By All-New Episodes of New Girl and Raising Hope

raising hope renewedFOX has ordered a second season of freshman breakout hit New Girl, a third installment of the irreverent family comedy Raising Hope and a fourth season of the genre-defying musical sensation Glee, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“Over the past season, New Girl has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; Raising Hope has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and Glee has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon,” said Reilly. “All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.”

All-new episodes of Glee return to Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), beginning tomorrow, April 10, with New Girl remaining at 9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT, and Raising Hope returning to its regular time slot at 9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT.

Currently in its first season, New Girl is the No. 1 new series among Adults 18-34 and the No. 2 new scripted series among Adults 18-49. The show stars Zooey Deschanel as a school teacher who moved in with three single guys, and their new friendships changed their lives in unexpected ways. The Golden Globe-nominated series also stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone. In the all-new “Normal” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT), Jess (Deschanel) invites Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney) to spend the weekend at the loft. Created by Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), New Girl is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer are executive producers.

In the two-part season finale of Raising Hope beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), and concluding on Tuesday, April 17 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), Nancy Grace guest-stars as the host of the newsmagazine series “Inside Probe,” which turns its focus on the Chance’s history, culminating in the family going on trial to fight for custody of baby Hope. Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, the series follows the Chance family as the unplanned addition to their family becomes a toddler. The show stars Lucas Neff, Emmy Award nominee Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward and Cloris Leachman. Raising Hope is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Now in its third season, Glee continues to be a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49 and the No. 1 scripted series among Teens. The hit series returns this spring answering the dramatic cliffhangers of Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) car accident, Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel’s (Lea Michele) wedding and Sue’s (Jane Lynch) pregnancy, as graduation at McKinley High approaches. In the Spring Premiere “Big Brother” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Blaine’s (Darren Criss) big-shot Hollywood actor brother Cooper (guest star Matt Bomer, “White Collar”) comes to visit. Glee is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers.