Raising Hope

Series Summary
Jimmy Chance, a 23-year-old man who skims pools for a living, has a chance romantic encounter with Lucy, a wanted felon. When he visits Lucy in prison months later, Jimmy discovers that she gave birth to a baby he must now raise -- with his family's help. Jimmy's family includes his parents, who have no interest in helping to raise their grandchild, and his grandmother, Maw Maw, who can barely care for herself ... let alone a baby. Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl") created and executive produces the family comedy.

Air Dates: 2010 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: FOX

  • Season 4, Ep. 22 : The Father Daughter DanceApr 4, 2014

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    Virginia makes a deal with her father (Jeffrey Tambor) -- she'll plan his wedding if he pays Hope's college tuition.

  • Season 4, Ep. 21 : How I Met Your MulletApr 4, 2014

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    Jimmy and Sabrina are surprised to learn that Sabrina's late grandmother left them a family maid; Virginia gets a promotion; Burt is able to retire.

  • Season 4, Ep. 20 : Man's Best FriendMar 28, 2014

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    Sabrina thinks Burt and Virginia should adopt a dog, but they are turned down at the pound; Jimmy tries to prove that he can still attract women.

  • Season 4, Ep. 19 : Para-Natesville ActivityMar 21, 2014

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    Virginia questions her beliefs when a ghost appears in their house; Burt realizes that Jim Hughes (Mike O'Malley) has been living in their bomb shelter.

  • Season 4, Ep. 18 : Dinner With TropesMar 14, 2014

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    Virginia is groomed for the role of regional sales manager; Sabrina and Jimmy are worried when Hope isn't sad about the death of her pet fish; Virginia and Burt perform at a telethon.

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  • The tacked-on attempt to give the show some heart ("See, they're just crazy, mixed-up regular folks with good intentions!") was so disappointingly cynical and contrived. It was a transparent attempt to give depth to something that had so vociferously lacked it. Show More

  • Raising Hope already has a little place in my heart. There's something about the downwardly mobile family unit (see: "Malcolm in the Middle," "The Middle," "Raising Arizona") that's just funnier and sweeter than anything else on TV. Show More

  • Fall's best new sitcom has the manic zip of Malcolm in the Middle and the diabolical humor of raising Arizona. [27 Sep 2010, p.55] Show More

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