Raising Hope: Cancelled, No Season Five

Raising Hope canceledFOX has cancelled their Raising Hope sitcom after four seasons. The one-hour series finale will air on Friday, April 4th.

Here’s their press release:


Critically acclaimed comedy Raising Hope will end its four-season run with a special one-hour farewell event Friday, April 4 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). The series finale kicks off with the all-new episode “How I Met Your Mullet” (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), in which guest star Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”) plays Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) new maid. Then, in “The Father Daughter Dance” (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Virginia’s (Martha Plimpton) dad (guest star Jeffrey Tambor, “Arrested Development”) returns to Natesville with a big surprise for her and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), including a musical performance by Kenny Loggins (guest-starring as himself).

“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope’s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” said executive producer Mike Mariano. “We planned our Season Four finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.”

“Getting to know and love the Chance family on Raising Hope has been a sweet, hilarious ride,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment and Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons.”

Raising Hope, created by Greg Garcia (“The Millers,” “My Name is Earl”) premiered in the fall of 2010. Starring Emmy Award winners Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward and Gregg Binkley, the series follows a lovingly dysfunctional family as they raise an adorable yet unexpected addition to the family – a little girl named Hope (Rylie & Baylie Cregut). In 2011, Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman were both nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for their leading (Plimpton) and guest (Leachman) roles on the show.

Don’t miss the final five installments, beginning this Friday (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) with the all-new “Dinner With Tropes” episode, featuring guest star Judith Light (“Who’s The Boss?”) as Virginia’s boss.

zWhat do you think? Are you sorry that Raising Hope is ending? Do uou think the network should have ordered a fifth season instead?

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  1. Anonymous says

    I truly enjoyed this show. It showed that folks can be dysfunctional yet show humor ( a bit exaggerated ), love & loyalty to each other. All this without having a over flowing bank account. I was sadden when there were only four seasons. I have to say that this show didn’t have a “cookie cut ” plot line. Perhaps, this is it’s appeal is. I HOPE that the network will give a second look at this show, it’s worth a least that.

  2. Sarah Brown says

    I just watched every season of this on Netflix and it was really upsetting to find out that there were no more seasons. This show was by far the best and most interesting show I have ever watched and the people I this show are amazing actors and I really enjoyed it. I was really looking forward to more.

  3. Nate F says

    What in the world happened?!?! This was BY FAR the best program on TV. At the very least you owe your viewers an explanation. Right now I feel like boycotting FOX. Very very VERY disappointing!!

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