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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)
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Episode Info

Prev: 4x22 -- The Father Daughter Dance (Series Finale) (Apr/04/2014)


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

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Available Episodes

The Father Daughter ..
Apr 04, 2014
Season 4 episode 22

How I Met Your Mulle..
Apr 04, 2014
Season 4 episode 21

Man’s Best Friend
Mar 28, 2014
Season 4 episode 20

Para-natesville Acti..
Mar 21, 2014
Season 4 episode 19

Dinner with Tropes
Mar 14, 2014
Season 4 episode 18

Baby Phat
Mar 07, 2014
Season 4 episode 17

The One Where They G..
Feb 28, 2014
Season 4 episode 16

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

3x21: Burt-Mitzvah: The Musical recap: The episode begins with Burt and Virginia walking in with Hope’s car seat. Sabrina wonders why they have put, ham in the car seat. Virginia says that she wanted to make sure that the ham reached home safe. She wants the holiday dinner to be perfect because Burt’s parents are going to be joining them for dinner. The doorbell rings and Burt welcomes his parents, Ralph and Christine. They tell them that they have something very important to discuss. Christine tells Burt that two weeks ago, she went to a bar mitzvah and met her cousin. They then paid a genealogist and found out that Christine is Jewish, and as tradition goes, Burt too is a Jew. She wants him to embrace his new religion and get “bar mitzvahed”... read more.

3x20: The Old Girl recap: The episode begins and Jimmy is tending to an injury on Hope’s hand. Turns out, “Hope got bit by a cow in the Natesville petting zoo”. The zoo is run by a butcher shop and to avoid a messy lawsuit the butcher gave the Chance family 500 pounds of beef. Hence lately, the family has been eating nothing but meat. Sabrina comes home from the gym and tells everyone that she has made a new friend at the gym named Rachel. She shows Jimmy, Rachel’s photo on her cell phone. Jimmy is terrified on seeing the photo and so is Burt. “Your new friend is my ex-girlfriend” Jimmy tells Sabrina. He recounts how when he was 18 he met her... 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.
Crew

Creator: Greg Garcia
Executive Producer: Greg Garcia, Michael Fresco
Co-Executive Producer: Bobby Bowman, Mike Mariano, Liz Astrof, Christy Stratton
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 (43 eps)
Todd Giebenhain as Frank (31 eps)
Baylie Cregut as Hope (27 eps)
Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw (17 eps)
Gregg Binkley as Barney (17 eps)
Kate Micucci as Shelley (16 eps)
Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia (16 eps)
Trace Garcia as 3-year-old Jimmy (16 eps)
Carla Jimenez as Rosa (12 eps)
Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt (12 eps)

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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
Themes
theme song 1, only used in "Dead Tooth"  
theme song 2, used regularly  
View All 3 Theme Songs
Akas
• 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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