A move to Fridays is rarely a good sign for a TV show, which was the case for Raising Hope last fall. So while it's certainly disappointing news that the series has been cancelled by Fox, it's not entirely surprising, all things considered, as the family comedy saw a significant ratings drop from Season 3 to Season 4.
Greg Garcia may have moved on to an overall deal with CBS, but his previous project, Raising Hope hasn’t gone anywhere. Sure, the series has been given a weirdly strategic November release date, long after most fall shows earned a premiere; however, an early look at the first few episodes tells us Raising Hope has not lost its touch for oddly specific pop culture humor.
The Following isn't the only Fox series to receive an early renewal. Freshman comedy The Mindy Project has also been given the thumbs up for a second season, as has Raising Hope and New Girl, which locks down the three Tuesday night comedies, and leaves room for a fourth, assuming Fox is still planning to continue airing two hours of comedies on Tuesday night (or some other night during the week).
CBS has ordered four more pilots, three of which are comedies and one, a drama. Two of the comedies come from Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia, while the third is from Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan and produced by Friends With Benefits producer Will Gluck. The single drama among the pilot orders is The Ordained, which is being executive produced by Frank Marshall (producer of the Bourne movies) and comes from a writer new to television.
Fox has put together a “Save the Date” announcement for the couple’s impending nuptials. In the short clip, both Jimmy and Sabrina are dressed in wedding clothing—in Jimmy’s case, a moderately smart suit, and in Sabrina’s, a tacky lace dress—but despite the tacky organ music and the extraordinarily cheap use of a manila folder, something seems a bit askew. Namely, while Sabrina seems happy and carefree, Jimmy looks more than a little disgruntled.
Tomorrow night, Raising Hope goes Back to the Future, complete with a guest appearance from Doc Brown himself, Christopher Lloyd, and from the new promo Fox released, an attempt on the part of Burt and Virginia to take a DeLorean up to 88 miles per hour, a feat that may have been possible back in the 80s, but appears to be a bit of a challenge for today's DeLorean.
A while back, prolific TV creator Greg Garcia co-created a series called Yes, Dear with Alan Kirschenbaum. That series was a hit for six seasons, leaving many fans with fond memories of the show’s two lead couples, one of which was played by Mike O’Malley and Liza Snyder. Now, the famous twosome will play a couple once more on an upcoming episode of Garcia’s current comedy, Raising Hope.
TV offered plenty of amazing and memorable moments in 2012. Whether they were sad, funny, violent or just plain shocking, we had no trouble piling up a list of some of our favorite moments in television this year. And because we came up with so many, we've broken them down by category, staring with the demises of numerous notable characters and then moving into the other big TV moments from 2012.
Raising Hope is going back to the future… kind of. From the photos and promo we have to show you from next month's Raising Hope episode "Credit Where Credit is Due," it looks like the comedy is having a little Back to the Future fun, which comes complete with a DeLorean and an appearance by Doc Brown himself (Christopher Lloyd).
Of all the shows that made us laugh this year, some stood out from the crowd. What makes a great comedy may be a matter of personal taste, but in our opinion these series all came out on top this year. From freshman comedies to long-running favorites, these shows kept us in stitches and gave us an escape to look forward to with every new episode. Presented in no particular order, here are TVBlend’s top 10 comedies of 2012.
Fox’s Raising Hope is a big fan of two-part episodes, and double the comedy means double the guest stars. The show has a two-part episode planned for February and the network has enlisted The Middle’s Brian Doyle Murray and The New Adventures of Old Christine’s Emily Rutherfurd to join the party. Some moderate plot spoilers are explained, so only read on if you don’t mind.
A member of SAMCRO is going to take a break from the drama and spend some time doing comedy instead, but he won’t be taking off his leathers. Christopher Douglas Reed, who plays Filthy Phil on FX’s biker hit Sons of Anarchy will be doing a guest appearance on Fox’s comedy Raising Hope.
A few days ago, baseball's rain-out and subsequent rescheduling wreaked havoc on Fox’s schedule last week, and new episodes of The X Factor needed to be rescheduled. Now, Fox has officially tweaked and announced next week’s schedule, and The X Factor fans are not going to be the happiest of campers.
Fox has been pretty great in the past at making some of its comedy’s premiere episodes available to fans prior to the premiere’s official airing on television. This time around, Fox is giving Raising Hope the special treatment, and they are making the episode available via an interesting forum: Twitter.
Set to return for its third season this fall is Fox's family comedy Raising Hope. Fox released a first look video, which gives us a peek at what's ahead for the Chance family, and includes some glimpses of mother-daughter duo Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren, who are set to guest star in Season 3. Spoilers ahead!