Raising Hope

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Raising Hope
RaisingHopeTitleCard.jpg
Raising Hope intertitle
GenreSitcom
Created byGreg Garcia
StarringLucas Neff
Martha Plimpton
Garret Dillahunt
Shannon Woodward
Gregg Binkley
Cloris Leachman
Opening theme"Daddy-O" by The Freelance Economy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Gregory Thomas Garcia
Mike Mariano
Joey Gutierrez
Mark Stegemann
Michael Fresco (pilot only)
Producer(s)Henry J. Lange Jr.
Kim Hamberg
Elijah Aron
Jordan Young
Audra Sielaff
Becky Mann
Dave Holstein
CinematographyWalt Fraser
Sharone Meir
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Amigos de Garcia Productions
Slowly I Turned Productions
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture formatSDTV 480i
HDTV 720p
Original runSeptember 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)[1] – present
External links
Website
 
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Raising Hope
RaisingHopeTitleCard.jpg
Raising Hope intertitle
GenreSitcom
Created byGreg Garcia
StarringLucas Neff
Martha Plimpton
Garret Dillahunt
Shannon Woodward
Gregg Binkley
Cloris Leachman
Opening theme"Daddy-O" by The Freelance Economy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Gregory Thomas Garcia
Mike Mariano
Joey Gutierrez
Mark Stegemann
Michael Fresco (pilot only)
Producer(s)Henry J. Lange Jr.
Kim Hamberg
Elijah Aron
Jordan Young
Audra Sielaff
Becky Mann
Dave Holstein
CinematographyWalt Fraser
Sharone Meir
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Amigos de Garcia Productions
Slowly I Turned Productions
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture formatSDTV 480i
HDTV 720p
Original runSeptember 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)[1] – present
External links
Website

Raising Hope is a television comedy program first aired on September 21, 2010, on Fox.[1]

Following its first season, the show received two nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Martha Plimpton was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Cloris Leachman was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Plimpton also won the 2011 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

The fourth season premiered Friday, November 15, 2013 at 9PM with back-to-back episodes.[2]

Premise[edit]

James "Jimmy" Chance is a clueless 24-year-old who impregnates a serial killer during a one-night-stand. Earning custody of his daughter after the mother is sentenced to death and electrocuted, Jimmy relies on his eccentric but well-intentioned family for support in raising the child.

Cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

In June 2009, Fox announced it had booked a put pilot commitment with show creator Greg Garcia.[4]

Actress Olesya Rulin was originally cast as Sabrina, the love interest for Jimmy, and Kate Micucci was added to the cast as Jimmy's cousin.[5] The pilot was filmed in December 2009.[6][7] In March 2010, Fox decided to recast two roles from the pilot. Shannon Woodward replaced Rulin as Sabrina, Jimmy's love interest.[8] Also recast was the role of Jimmy's cousin, changing from Micucci to male actor Skyler Stone as Mike.[7] With this, Micucci's role changed from Jimmy's cousin to become Shelley, the cousin of his love interest Sabrina.[9]

Fox green-lit the pilot to series with an order in mid-May 2010 for a fall premiere in its 2010–11 television schedule.[10][11]

On January 10, 2011, Fox renewed Raising Hope for a second season.[12] On April 9, 2012, Raising Hope was renewed for a third season.[13] On March 4, 2013, Raising Hope was renewed for a fourth season.[14]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Raising Hope has received positive reviews from critics. The show's first season received an average score of 75 out of 100 on Metacritic, meaning it received "generally favorable reviews."[15] Metacritic also reports that 78% of its users gave the show's first season favorable reviews as well.[15]

Tom Gilatto of People Weekly called the show the best new sitcom of the season, favorably comparing it to Malcolm in the Middle. Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times was lukewarm towards the show, stating that "Raising Hope is funny, sweet, occasionally provocative, and occasionally over-the-top in a regrettable way." James Poniewozik of Time Magazine was upbeat, stating that "Neff is amiably charming, Dillahunt and Plimpton give their characters a realism that belies the pilot's often-contemptuous jokes, and maybe 20% of the first episode shows a sweet-heartedness that rises above the easy white-trash humor." While not all of the reviews were positive, they were mostly positive by the end of the first season. Much of the show's praise went to the performances of Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt.[16]

The second season of Raising Hope premiered on September 20, 2011 on Fox, moving to 9:30pm from its original 8:00pm time slot, due to the acquisition of New Girl. The second season received similar positive reviews to the first, with Matt Roush of TV Guide calling it "A treat for anyone who loves a good call-back to classic sitcoms."[17] As of October 2011, the users of Metacritic have given the show's second season a 7.9 out of 10, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[18]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET/PT)EpisodesPremieredEndedTV SeasonRankViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere
Viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale
Viewers
(in millions)
1
Tuesday 9:00 pm
22
September 21, 2010
7.48[19]
May 17, 2011
5.40[20]2010–2011#856.45[21]
2
Tuesday 9:30 pm (September 20, 2011 – February 21, 2012; April 10–17, 2012)
Tuesday 8:00 pm (March 6 – April 3, 2012)
22
September 20, 2011
6.73[22]
April 17, 2012
3.79[23]2011–2012#1065.64[24]
3
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 pm
22
October 2, 2012
3.90[25]
March 28, 2013
3.28[26]2012–2013#1064.56[27]
4
Friday 9:00 pm
Friday 9:30 pm
22[28]
November 15, 2013
2.35[29]TBATBA2013–2014TBATBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesOutcome
2010Satellite AwardsBest Television Series – Comedy or MusicalRaising HopeNominated
Jamison AwardsFavorite Avery Laugh AwardWon
2011Casting Society of AmericaOutstanding Achievement in Casting – Television Pilot – ComedyDava WaiteWon
Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMartha PlimptonNominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesCloris LeachmanNominated
People's Choice AwardsFavorite New TV ComedyRaising HopeNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress in a TV series – Comedy or MusicalMartha PlimptonWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV – Breakout ShowRaising HopeNominated
Television Critics Association AwardsOutstanding Achievement in ComedyNominated
Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMartha PlimptonNominated
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress 11–16Kelly HeyerNominated
2012Motion Picture Sound EditorsBest Sound Editing – Music for Short Form TelevisionSharyn M. Tylk and Susan HamWon
Young Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Recurring in a Television SeriesKelly HeyerNominated
Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Comedy ActressMartha PlimptonNominated
Best Comedy ActorGarret DillahuntNominated
Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and LyricsMatthew ThompsonNominated

International broadcasts[edit]

In the United Kingdom, Sky1 picked up the broadcast rights and added the show to its 2010–2011 UK & Ireland autumn schedule, beginning November 2010.[30]

In Portugal, the series premiered on January 29, 2011 on Fox Life. The English title is Raising Hope.[31]

In Italy, the series premiered on February 3, 2011 on Fox. The Italian title is Aiutami Hope! (Help me Hope!).[32]

In India,the series broadcasts on Star World India.

In the Czech Republic, the series broadcasts on HBO. This show premiered on February 1, 2011. The Czech title is Vychovávat Hope.[33]

In Latin America, the series broadcasts on I.Sat. The show premiered on March 2011.[34]

In Canada, the first season aired on the Global Television Network[35] at the same time as Fox in the United States. In 2011, City bought rights from the Global Television Network, and began broadcasting the show.[36] On the morning show that City airs, Breakfast Television, they announced on May 29, 2011 that the series will start airing at 8:00 pm on Tuesdays instead of 9:30pm on Tuesdays due to other Fox series Glee moving to Thursdays at 9:00pm. This started on September 18, 2012.

In Bulgaria, the first season aired on Sub on November 27, 2012. The Bulgarian title is Да отгледащ Хоуп (Raising Hope).

In Finland, the first season aired on Sub on January 10, 2013. The Finnish title is Isän Tyttö (Dad's Girl).[37]

In Germany, the series broadcasts on RTL Nitro. This started on September 10, 2012. The English title is Raising Hope.[38]

Tie-ins to My Name Is Earl[edit]

Throughout the first three seasons of the series' run, several subtle nods were made to fellow Garcia series My Name Is Earl. Including guest appearances as well as one cast reunion. The pilot episode also has a TV newscaster tease the headline, " A small-time crook with a long list of wrongs he was making amends for has finally finished, and you'll never guess how it ended!"

All Actors/Actresses Appear in the Reunion Episode "Making the Band"

Jason Lee (Earl Hickey and Smokey Floyd) made his first guest appearance on Raising Hope in the series first season, in the tenth episode Burt Rocks (Raising Hope). Lee played Smokey Floyd, a drug and alcohol dependent rock-star. Jimmy convinced him to play a set at Grocery Palooza trying to make up to Burt for ruining his dream of being a rock star.

Lee's second appearance was in the season two finale "I want my baby back, baby back, baby back", when he testifies in the custody hearing between Jimmy and Lucy.

Jaime Pressly and Ethan Suplee first appear in the episode "Baby Monitor", when the Chances accidentally tune into the wrong baby monitor and hear Suplee (Andrew) and Pressly (Donna) arguing with one another.

Pressly didn't make another appearance until the episode "I want my baby back, baby back, baby back" when she testified in the custody hearing between Jimmy and Lucy.

However, Suplee returned in the episode "Bro-gurt", where Andrew and Burt develop manly flavors of yogurt, and the episode "Sheer Madness", where Andrew attempts to help Burt tell Virginia about shaving his feet.

Eddie Steeples made his first of several appearances in the series in the episode "Snip Snip", where he is introduced as Tyler the gas man. Steeples also made appearances in the Episodes "Sabrina Has Money", "Single White Female Role-Model", "What Happens at Howdy's Doesn't Stay at Howdy's", and "Burt Bucks".

Lee, Pressly, Suplee, Steeples, Nadine Velazquez (Catalina the stripper and Valentina), Abdoulaye NGom (Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop), and TV's Tim Stack all appear in the third season episode "Making the Band" which is described as a My Name is Earl reunion in many episode guides, including Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and Netflix.

The episode centers around Hope's birthday. As part of Smokey's rehab, he made a list of all the bad things he has ever done (a nod to Lee's My Name is Earl character Earl Hickey), and Burt is on his list, in his effort to make up to Burt, he begins touring again, and takes Burt and Virginia with him. When they are flying in a private jet and encounter turbulence, all the Earl alumni begin admitting to things they have done in the past (many of which are references to their characters in My Name is Earl.)

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