Hope & Faith

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Hope & Faith
Hope & Faith title card.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byJoanna Johnson
StarringFaith Ford
Kelly Ripa
Ted McGinley
Nicole Paggi (Season 1)
Megan Fox (Seasons 2-3)
Macey Cruthird
Paulie Litt
Theme music composerJon Gilutin & David Rice
(season 1)
John Swihart & Alissa Moreno (season 2)
Scott Schreer (season 3)
Composer(s)Scott Schreer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes73 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Joanna Johnson
Emile Levisetti (both; entire run)
Gil Junger (only in episodes directed by Junger)
Guymon Casady
Geyer Kosinski (season 1)

Nastaran Dibai &
Jeffrey B. Hodes (season 3)
Camera setupFilm; Multi-camera
Running time22 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Industry Entertainment
Touchstone Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original runSeptember 26, 2003 (2003-09-26) – May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)
 
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Hope & Faith
Hope & Faith title card.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byJoanna Johnson
StarringFaith Ford
Kelly Ripa
Ted McGinley
Nicole Paggi (Season 1)
Megan Fox (Seasons 2-3)
Macey Cruthird
Paulie Litt
Theme music composerJon Gilutin & David Rice
(season 1)
John Swihart & Alissa Moreno (season 2)
Scott Schreer (season 3)
Composer(s)Scott Schreer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes73 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Joanna Johnson
Emile Levisetti (both; entire run)
Gil Junger (only in episodes directed by Junger)
Guymon Casady
Geyer Kosinski (season 1)

Nastaran Dibai &
Jeffrey B. Hodes (season 3)
Camera setupFilm; Multi-camera
Running time22 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Industry Entertainment
Touchstone Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original runSeptember 26, 2003 (2003-09-26) – May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)

Hope & Faith is an American sitcom, starring Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa. It originally aired on ABC from September 26, 2003 to May 2, 2006. During the first and second seasons, the series was part of a revived TGIF comedy block.

The series followed Hope Shanowski (Ford), a homemaker living with her husband Charlie (Ted McGinley) and three children. Faith Fairfield (Ripa) is Hope's sister and a soap opera star whose character was killed off, leading her to move in with Hope's family.

The series was loosely based in part on the life of its creator, Joanna Johnson, a former cast member of The Bold and the Beautiful. The series was primarily filmed at New York City's Silvercup East, a sister studio to Silvercup Studios.

In May 2006, ABC announced that Hope & Faith had been cancelled after three seasons.[1]

History[edit]

ABC announced on January 18, 2006 that it was benching Hope & Faith for the February sweeps to make room for an expanded edition of Dancing with the Stars. The show began to air its remaining episodes from March 21, 2006 on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET against American Idol.[2] In May 2006, ABC announced that the show would be cancelled when it unveiled its fall 2006 line up.[1]

All 73 episodes were picked up by the U.S. television network WE tv.

Hope & Faith was shown for a short time in the UK on the digital-only channel ABC1, which closed in 2007. The show is also shown in Latin America, Fiji, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark and in Ireland on RTÉ.[3] In Australia, Hope and Faith airs reruns on Channel Ten's Afternoon schedule.

US Ratings
SeasonEpisodesPremiereSeason finaleViewers
(in millions)
Rank
12003–200425September 23, 2003May 14, 20048.2[4]#77[4]
22004–200526September 24, 2004May 6, 20056.9[5]#98[5]
32005–200622September 30, 2005May 2, 20065.8[6]#103[6]

Characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Reruns and syndication[edit]

Shortly after the series was canceled, WE tv acquired the cable syndication rights to Hope & Faith and it debuted in August 2006, lasting through May 2010. It can be seen on CMT and ABC Spark in Canada. The show had also been aired on RTÉ One and RTÉ Two in Ireland, and ABC1 in the UK

DVD release[edit]

On March 31, 2009, Lionsgate Home Entertainment (under license from ABC Studios) released Season 1 of Hope & Faith on DVD in Region 1.[7]

SeasonEpRelease date
Season 125March 31, 2009
Season 226TBA
Season 322TBA

International versions[edit]

A Turkish adaptation of the series, titled Belalı Baldız, began in September 2005 on ATV. Lead actors and actresses are Berna Laçin (Hope), Nurgül Yeşilçay (Faith) and Kenan Işık (Charlie). Reruns began in July 2008 on TürkMax.

International syndication[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "ABC Schedules 'Alias' Endgame". Zap2it. 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  3. ^ List of programs broadcast by TV 2 (Norway)
  4. ^ a b "Viewership numbers of primetime programs during the 2003-04 television season". Archived from the original on 2007-02-08.  Retrieved on 2007-11-06.
  5. ^ a b "Season Program Rankings from 09/20/04 through 05/22/06". ABC Medianet. May 24, 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  6. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Hope & Faith DVD news: Package Art for Hope & Faith - Season 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

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