Raising Hope

Raising Hope

"RAISING HOPE" is a new single-camera family comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl") that follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their already terribly flawed household. At 23 years old, JIMMY CHANCE (Lucas Neff, "The Beast") is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his MAW MAW (guest star Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman); his mother, VIRGINIA (Martha Plimpton, "The Goonies", "How to Make It in America"); his father, BURT (Garret Dillahunt, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Damages"); and his cousin, MIKE (Skyler Stone, "The Mentalist," "Dollhouse"). Jimmy's life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with LUCY (guest star Bijou Phillips, "Choke," "Almost Famous") goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he discovers Lucy gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising. At home with his new daughter, Jimmy's family is less than enthusiastic about a new addition to the household. His parents, who had him when they were 15, never knew anything about raising a child and have no interest in trying again. If Jimmy can work up the nerve to ask her out on a date, he might get some help from SABRINA (Shannon Woodward, "The Riches," "ER"), a sardonic checkout clerk he met at the supermarket. Cousin Mike is only concerned about how the baby is going to affect their social life, and out-of-touch Maw Maw is no help either. But Jimmy is determined to take care of his baby - whom Virginia thinks they should name HOPE. With very few useful skills but their hearts in the right place, will the Chance family be successful when they step into the unpredictable and immensely challenging world of parenting? (Source: FOX)

Episode Info

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Jimmy and Sabrina get a surprise when they learn that Sabrina's late grandmother has left them the family maid, who has a lifetime contract with the family. Meanwhile, Virginia gets a promotion at work that allows Burt to retire and pursue his passion - even if he doesn't know what his passion is. Then, Virginia's father, Arnold, returns to Natesville seeking help in planning his upcoming wedding. But Arnold surprises everyone when he reveals that the wedding Virginia has planned is really for her and Burt - the dream wedding they never got to have as teen parents

Lucas NeffLucas Neff
As Jimmy Chance
Martha PlimptonMartha Plimpton
As Virginia
Martha PlimptonMartha Plimpton
As Virginia
Garret DillahuntGarret Dillahunt
As Burt Chance
Garret DillahuntGarret Dillahunt
As Burt Chance
Gregg BinkleyGregg Binkley
As Barney (Season 2-)
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
As Maw Maw (S02- Present (Recurring in S01))
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
As Maw Maw (S02- Present (Recurring in S01))
Skyler StoneSkyler Stone
As Mike (Pilot only)

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3x22: Mother's Day recap: The episode begins with Burt and Virginia trying to jog Maw Maw’s memory. It is mother’s day and they think that it will be the best mother’s day gift for Maw Maw if they tried to help her remember that she really had a mother. Maw Maw tells them that she did not have a mother. Virginia tells them that Maw Maw’s mother’s name was Norma June. They find an old record and play it. Maw Maw dances to the song and tells them that this reminds her of her father. She says that her father used to play this song all the time and they used to dance... read more.

3x19: Making The Band recap: The episode begins at a park where all the parents are discussing how smart their kids are. Jimmy and Sabrina are also there but they aren’t saying much. Jimmy mentions that Sabrina and he don’t socialize with other parents in the park mostly because they find them annoying. But “today” they were on a mission. He says it all started a few weeks ago when they were planning Hope’s birthday party. The scene flashes back to a few weeks ago. Burt tells Jimmy that if he wants to plan an affordable party he has to look locally instead of calling up “those fancy places that can afford a website”. They all figure out that Hope doesn’t have any friends because Jimmy and Sabrina do not like other parents... read more.

3x18: Arbor Daze recap: The episode begins and Virginia and Maw Maw are busy sifting through a box of stuff. Burt is dressed in a costume made of leaves. Jimmy arrives with Hope and Sabrina and Burt hides behind the couch. They remind Jimmy that it’s 3 days before Arbor Day. “Oh my god, are we doing it?” Jimmy asks. Sabrina is baffled as to what everyone is talking about. Jimmy asks Maw Maw to take Hope to her room. Maw Maw does as is told and Burt comes out from behind the couch. Sabrina again asks what they are all talking about. “Only the most magical day of the year…Arbor Day” Jimmy says. Sabrina is happy to find out they celebrate Arbor Day. Sabrina asks why they celebrate Arbor Day... read more.

3x17: Sex, Clown and Videotape recap: The episode begins with a fly sitting on a sandwich kept on a table in the kitchen of the Chance household. Burt tires to catch the fly, but doesn’t succeed. Virginia comes in and on seeing Burt asks him “are you still trying to catch that fly?” She asks Burt to “just kill it” as “flies carry deadly diseases”. Burt says he was voted least likely to hurt a fly in high school and doesn’t want to spoil that reputation by killing the fly. Burt then manages to catch the fly by cupping his palms. He walks outside and lets the fly go. The fly immediately is trapped in a spider’s web, much to Burt’s chagrin. Jimmy on the other hand has begun sleepwalking again... read more.

3x16: Yo Zappa Do (2) recap: The episode begins with the Director of the show congratulating Hope for getting a part in the show; Hope is going to become a star now. The Director also wants one of the parents to become a part of the show so that they could be a helping hand for the kid. So, it is Jimmy, the father, who is going to be on the show. Trevor walks in and tries to insult Jimmy saying that he could never match up to him. The Director wants some urine samples of Hope for tests. Well, anyone can give theirs as long as they are clean. Maw Maw is on her way to scatter Wilfred’s ashes in the ocean. Barney decides to go along for help. Burt is clicking pictures of all the free food kept on the table. Virginia arrives and she poses for the pictures too... read more.

Creator: Greg Garcia
Executive Producer: Greg Garcia, Michael Fresco
Co-Executive Producer: Bobby Bowman, Liz Astrof, Christy Stratton, Mike Mariano
Producer: Henry J. Lange, Jr.
Co-Producer: Kim Hamberg
Consulting Producer: Alan Kirschenbaum, Timothy Stack

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Recurring Guests

Rylie Cregut as Hope (70 eps)
Todd Giebenhain as Frank (59 eps)
Baylie Cregut as Hope (47 eps)
Kate Micucci as Shelley (31 eps)
Gregg Binkley as Barney (28 eps)
Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia (28 eps)
Trace Garcia as 3-year-old Jimmy (27 eps)
Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw (26 eps)
Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt (22 eps)
Carla Jimenez as Rosa (18 eps)

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Network: FOX ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy, Family
Status: Canceled
Airs: Fridays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 21, 2010
Ended: April 04, 2014
Episodes Order: 22
• Aiutami Hope! (translates to 'Help Me Hope!'), (Used In Italy)
• Dorastająca nadzieja (Used In Poland)
• Hope (Used In Spain)
• Keep Hope Alive (Alternate title), (Used In USA)
• Nevelésből elégséges (Used In Hungary)
• Vychovávat Hope (Used In Czech Republic)
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