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1 :01x01 - Pilot

Sep/21/2010
Twenty-three-year-old Jimmy Chance tries to do the right thing by saving a beautiful girl from her boyfriend. She's so grateful that she spends the night with him in his van. The next morning, however, Jimmy and his family discover that she's actually a wanted serial killer. Virginia, Jimmy's mother, knocks her out with the television set and turns her in. She gets convicted, sent to prison, and leaves him with a baby to raise. Now Jimmy has to learn that it's not so easy being a father
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Jonathan Kite as Man | Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Juan Pope as Police Officer (as Juan Pope) | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Alycia Cooper as Dana | Ben Begley as Newscaster | Bijou Phillips as Lucy Carlyle |
Uncredited: Zachary Alexander Rice as Neighbor In Wagon | Taylor Kirk as Rave Girl | April Weeden-Washington as Maid #1 | James McMann as Execution Witness
Director: Michael Fresco
Writer: Greg Garcia
Songs: Free Energy -- Bang Pop, The Dead Milkmen -- Punk Rock Girl, Stealers Wheel -- Stuck In The Middle With You, Me First And The Gimme Gimme's -- Danny's Song

2 :01x02 - Dead Tooth

Sep/28/2010
Jimmy needs to find a babysitter for Hope. Sabrina, the girl he has a crush on, recommends her cousin, not knowing that Jimmy and her had hooked up a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, Burt tries to get Virginia to quit smoking. She says that if he can get Maw Maw to quit, then so will she.
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Ryan Doom as Wyatt | Kate Micucci as Shelley | Trace Garcia as 3-year-old Jimmy | Ray Santiago as Javier | Jermaine Williams as Marcus | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia | Gregg Binkley as Barney
Director: Michael Fresco
Writer: Greg Garcia
Songs: Pop Levi -- Wannamama, Valley Lodge -- Comin' Around, The Aggrolites -- Ever Want To Try

3 :01x03 - Dream Hoarders

Oct/05/2010
When Hope finds herself trapped in the greenhouse out back, thanks to Jimmy teaching her to crawl, Burt being distracted by the lottery numbers on tv, and Virginia being a hoarder, they turn to Maw Maw and her excellent Jenga skills for help.
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Trace Garcia as 3-Year-Old Jimmy | Mason Cook as 8-Year-Old Jimmy | Ben Begley as Newscaster
Director: Michael Fresco
Songs: The Four Lads -- Istanbul (Not Constantinople), The Might Be Giants -- Istanbul

4 :01x04 - Say Cheese

Oct/12/2010
When Sabrina comes over to Shrinky Dink she finds a family photo album. Virginia interrupts them and decides to tell Sabrina why they don't have any good family photos.
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Mason Cook as 8-Year-Old Jimmy | Trace Garcia as 3-Year-Old Jimmy | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia | Earl Billings as Photographer
Director: Eyal Gordin
Writer: Greg Garcia
Songs: Roger Miller -- Do-Wacka-Do

5 :01x05 - Happy Halloween

Oct/26/2010
Jimmy volunteers to be Sabrina's date for a Halloween party when she learns that Wyatt, her boyfriend, won't be able to make it. Meanwhile, Burt comes clean to Jimmy about the "scary guy in a mask", and Virginia takes Maw Maw trick-or-treating.
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Cathleen Kaelyn as Robin | Brady Novak as Felix | Juan Pope as Cop | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Ryan Doom as Wyatt | Jermaine Williams as Marcus | Ray Santiago as Javier | Trace Garcia as 3-Year-Old Jimmy | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia
Director: Greg Garcia
Writer: Dan Coscino
Songs: The Pass -- Colors, The Love Language -- Heart To Tell, Sea Wolf -- Leaves In The River, Deadbolt -- Psychic Voodoo Doll, The Postelles -- White Night

6 :01x06 - Family Secrets

Oct/26/2010
Jimmy discovers that his parents have been lying to him his whole life. He slowly starts to discover the truth, and unearths the biggest secret of all, one even his mother didn't know. Meanwhile, the prison sends over a box containing some of Lucy's items and Jimmy must decide if he wants to keep them so that Hope at least has something to remember her mother by.
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Niko Posey as Crystal | E.J. Callahan as Vandy | Linda Gehringer as Louise | Bijou Phillips as Lucy
Director: Randall Einhorn
Writer: Bobby Bowman
Songs: The Feelies -- Crazy Rhythms

7 :01x07 - The Sniffles

Nov/09/2010
When Hope catches a cold, Virginia goes into panic mode because the family doesn't have health insurance, so she locks Maw Maw in her bedroom to avoid getting sick. However, when Jimmy realizes that he can't afford to take Hope to a doctor without insurance, he figures out a way to secure a second job at the grocery store where Sabrina works.

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Guest Stars: Trace Garcia as 3-Year-Old Jimmy | Josh Wolf as Josh | Raymond Ma as Green Thumb | Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Gregg Binkley as Barney

8 :01x08 - Blue Dots

Nov/16/2010
When Hope starts imitating the dogs at her day care, Jimmy decides to enroll her in an expensive, high-end center. But the blemish on Burt's record needs to be expunged before Hope has any chance of getting accepted. However, when trying to turn Burt's past around the rest of the family ends up in a bind of their own and must pull together to straighten things out with the law.

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Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Dan Coscino as Dancin' Dan | Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Todd Sherry as Nick Darrow | Cesili Williams as Andrea O'Donnell | Alison White as Rita Mellman | Larry Clarke as Bob Mellman | Lou Wagner as Wally Phipps | Kate Micucci as Shelley

9 :01x09 - Meet the Grandparents

Nov/23/2010
Instead of sleeping in and ordering pizza, per his normal Thanksgiving custom, Jimmy invites Hope's other grandparents, Dale and Margine, to join the Chances for a more traditional holiday dinner. The Chances soon realize that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when Dale and Margine kidnap Hope, and it's up to them to get her back.

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Guest Stars: Valerie Mahaffey as Margine | Greg Germann as Dale

10 :01x10 - Burt Rocks

Nov/30/2010
Burt gave up on his teenage dreams of being a rock star because he was a parent. Jimmy feels so guilty for ruining his father's dream that he gets Burt a second chance to relive his rock fantasy with his music idol, Smokey Floyd at the upcoming Grocery-Palooza concert.

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Guest Stars: Maynor Alvarado as Skateboarder #2 | Carson Higgins as Skateboarder #1 | Andrew A. Rolfes as Man with Clipboard | Carlease Burke as Customer #2 | Jace Alexander as Customer | Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Jason Lee as Smokey Floyd

11 :01x11 - Toy Story

Dec/07/2010
When Jimmy was a kid, every year Burt would get the season's hottest toy and sell them off for money, leaving Jimmy disappointed and without the coolest toys. This year, Burt lets Jimmy in on his scheme, but Jimmy makes him promise to save one toy for Hope. Meanwhile, Virginia signs up the family to participate in the church's living nativity scene in order to gain respect from the church members.

Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Armando Cosio as Dad #4 | Jonathan Slavin as Arthur | Karen Maruyama as Mrs. Hwong | Ogy Durham as Reporter | Bonnie Hellman as Church Member | Armando Ortega as Dad #2 | Marcus Folmar as Dad #1 | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Jennifer Irwin as Kate | Trace Garcia as Three-Year-Old Jimmy | Jake Stirzel as Ten-Year-Old Jimmy

12 :01x12 - Romeo and Romeo

Feb/08/2011
Jimmy hasn't had any time to socialize or make friends since Hope was born, so when he meets another single dad at the grocery store, he immediately sets up a play date. But when Jimmy finds out that Virginia is his new friend's housekeeper, Virginia insists that Jimmy cancel the outing. In an effort to keep the peace, Jimmy and his friend arrange a dinner at the Chance house.

Source: FOX
Guest Stars: Carla Jimenez as Rosa | Tonita Castro as Carmela | Augusta Mariano as Teen Girl | Phill Lewis as Donovan | Tichina Arnold as Sylvia | C.J. Stuart as Justin Stunt Double | Brandon T. Jackson as Justin | Cameron Moulene as Teen Burt | Kelly Heyer as Teen Virginia | Justin Sundquist as Jimmy Stunt Double
Director: Eyal Gordin

13 :01x13 - A Germ of a Story

Feb/15/2011
When Sabrina points out to Jimmy just how many germs are lurking around his house, the Chance family becomes obsessed with cleanliness. Finding it impossible to keep Maw Maw clean, they move her to the backyard greenhouse, but after watching some old family movies, they discover a surprising secret that has kept them healthy all these years.

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14 :01x14 - What Up, Cuz?

Feb/22/2011
Virginia's cousin Delilah, who struggles to make ends meet, pays a visit to the Chance family unannounced, determined to claim her share of Maw Maw's whom she thinks died years ago estate. Further tension builds when Delilah admits she still has a crush on Burt. Meanwhile, Jimmy babysits Maw Maw and panics when she takes off on Sabrina's moped.

Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Josh Wolf as Josh | Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt | Jermaine Williams as Marcus | Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia | Izabela Vidovic as 8-Year-Old Delilah | Dan Coscino as Dancin' Dan | Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Amy Sedaris as Delilah | Laura Avey as Teenage Delilah (as Laura Avery) | Bayley Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating) | Rylie Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating) | Desiree Cooper as 8-Year-Old Virginia | Kate Micucci as Shelley

15 :01x15 - Snip Snip

Mar/01/2011
When Virginia and Sabrina discover secrets about each other, Sabrina blackmails Virginia into keeping her mouth shut. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Burt to get a vasectomy after a family vote.


Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Rylie Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating) | Bayley Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating, as Baylie Crecut) | Jake Stirzel as 10-Year-Old Jimmy | Leslie Thurston as Nurse | Sam McMurray as Doctor Burwitz | Eddie Steeples as Tyler the Gas Man | Trace Garcia as 3-Year-Old Jimmy (as Trace!) |
Uncredited: Evelyn Wong as Asian Student

16 :01x16 - The Cultish Personality

Mar/08/2011
Cousin Mike visits the Chance family after a six-month spiritual quest and brings his new wife, Tanya, and his three brother-husbands with him. Meanwhile, Burt tries to patch a strained father-son relationship between his brother and Mike, but winds up getting himself in trouble

Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw | J.K. Simmons as Bruce |
Guest Stars: Juan Pope as Officer Buckley (as Juan Pope) | Bob Rusch as Inmate | Stephon Fuller as Guard | Bayley Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating, as Baylie Crecut) | Rylie Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating) | Kate Micucci as Shelley | Steve Edwards (2) as Himself | Mary Lynn Rajskub as Tanya | Paul F. Tompkins as Jeff | Skyler Stone as Mike | Kent Avenido as Chester | Christopher Frontiero as Rodney

17 :01x17 - Mongooses

Mar/15/2011
When the Chance family visits a lawyer to prep their wills and assign guardianship for Hope, Burt's feelings are hurt when Jimmy chooses Sabrina over him. Meanwhile, Sabrina feels overwhelmed by her new responsibility, and Maw Maw is convinced that mongooses are infesting the house.


Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Richard Doyle as Narrator | Karen McClain as Natalie | Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Lou Wagner as Wally Phipps | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Kate Micucci as Shelley

18 :01x18 - Cheaters

Apr/19/2011
Maw Maw becomes smitten with a man she meets at Dead Tooth's daycare. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Sabrina to visit her college boyfriend, Wyatt, whom she suspects is cheating on her. Things go completely awry when Wyatt, desperate to win back Sabrina's love, takes Sabrina and Jimmy on a very scary ride.

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Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Earl Schuman as Old Man | Kiyoko Yamaguchi as Dayoung Yun | Carla Jimenez as Rosa | Kaitlyn Black as Zoe | Jerry Van Dyke as Mel | Ryan Doom as Wyatt | Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Kate Micucci as Shelley
Songs: Tone Loc -- Funky Cold Medina

19 :01x19 - Sleep Training

Apr/26/2011
When Burt is introduced to a book on sleep-training, he and Virginia decide to try it on baby Hope. Meanwhile, Jimmy's wild new girlfriend introduces him to a special beverage that takes him on a scary trip.

Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Carla Jimenez as Rosa | Federico Dordei as Alejandro | Abdul Goznobi as Mr. Singh | Rob McCabe as Neighbor | Doug Wax as Missionary | Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Phill Lewis as Donovan | Trace Garcia as 3-Year-Old Jimmy | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Colin Follenweider as Barney Stunt Double | Kaitlyn Black as Zoe | Tichina Arnold as Sylvia

20 :01x20 - Everybody Flirts...Sometimes

May/03/2011
When Burt's flirtatious ways are exposed, the entire family begins to experiment with flirting. Jimmy and Sabrina compete to be Barney's favorite employee, Maw Maw gives away her treasures and Virginia is stalked by a coffee shop employee

Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Terrence Bernie Hines as the Mailman | Kerri Kenney as Gwen | J.P. Manoux as Gary | Tichina Arnold as Sylvia | Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Gregg Binkley as Barney
Songs: Foreigner -- Feels Like The First Time

21 :01x21 - Baby Monitor

May/10/2011
When Hope's baby monitor picks up their neighbors' conversations, Burt and Virginia go out of their way to meet the troubled couple and try to help their marriage. Meanwhile, Howdy's Market has the entire community, including baby Hope and Maw Maw, involved in a commercial competition with a rival store.

Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Malcolm Barrett as Lamar | Jaime Pressly as Donna | Ethan Suplee as Andrew | Kate Micucci as Shelley | Gregg Binkley as Barney
Director: Eyal Gordin
Writer: Bobby Bowman

22 :01x22 - Don’t Vote for this Episode

May/17/2011
The Chances reminisce about the year Jimmy turned 18 - when Maw Maw kicked them out of the house, when a goth Jimmy took up residence in the grocery store and when Burt and Virginia finally figured out how to be adults.

Source: FOX
Special Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw |
Guest Stars: Jermaine Williams as Marcus | Carla Jimenez as Rosa | Danny Masterson as Lucy's Boyfriend | Julia Vera as Lupe | Dan Coscino as Dancin' Dan | Bayley Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating) | Ray Santiago as Javier | Skyler Stone as Cousin Mike | Bijou Phillips as Lucy | Amanda Misquez as Eva (Credited as Amanda Marie Misquez) | Todd Giebenhain as Frank | Malcolm Barrett as Lamar | Kate Micucci as Shelley | Gregg Binkley as Barney | Rylie Crecut as Baby Hope (alternating)
Director: Greg Garcia
Writer: Greg Garcia
Songs: Tomoyasu Hotei -- Battle Without Honor or Humanity, Beck -- Devil's Haircut, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros -- Home
Warning: Raising Hope guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 21, 2010
Ended: April 04, 2014
Episode Order: 22
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