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Raising Hope: New TV Show Gets Full Season with Nine More Episodes

Raising HopeEarlier today, we reported that Running Wilde was being replaced on October 26th by an additional episode of Raising Hope. If the second helping of Hope performs better than Wilde, the latter will likely be pulled, at least for November sweeps.

That’s looking like a very real possibility now since the network has just ordered nine more episodes of Raising Hope. While an hour of Hope every week isn’t a long-term solution, 22 episodes would give FOX enough installments to replace Wilde and run an hour block of Hope for quite awhile.

Here’s the official press release from FOX…

FOX has ordered an additional nine episodes of the critically acclaimed new comedy RAISING HOPE, bringing the series to a full-season order, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

“With RAISING HOPE, Greg Garcia captures a smart take on the working-class family with a great mix of wild comedy and a big dose of heart,” said Reilly. “The show is running like a Swiss clock, and we’re very happy with how well audiences have responded so far – so we’re confident it will build an even bigger audience throughout the season.”

“I’m really happy for our incredibly talented cast and very hard-working crew. They have done an amazing job and deserve this,” said Greg Garcia, RAISING HOPE creator and executive producer. “Me? I was looking forward so some time off, but I guess that’s not going to happen.”

So far this season, RAISING HOPE is the No. 1 new comedy among Teens and Young Women, the No. 2 new comedy among Adults 18-34 and one of the Top 5 new comedies among Adults 18-49.

In next week’s all-new episode, “Say Cheese,” airing Tuesday, Oct. 12 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), SABRINA (Shannon Woodward) visits JIMMY (Lucas Neff) at home for the first time. Looking through a family photo album, she points out that there aren’t any family portraits with Hope. Although past attempts have been filled with chaos and stress, Jimmy decides to organize a family photo shoot.

Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, RAISING HOPE follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their household. The series stars Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Shannon Woodward. Cloris Leachman guest-stars as Maw Maw.

RAISING HOPE is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Garcia serves as executive producer on the series.

What do you think? Are you glad there’s more Raising Hope on the way? What do you like or dislike about the show?

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ashley July 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

They need another season now ,im addicted :)


Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

I love the story & the people in it. I can´t wait for new episode to come out!


Mick March 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

My wife and I are in our 60’s. This is the best comedy since Seinfeld.
The actors are fantastic and cloris Leachman is just down right hystericle in her role as maw maw. Thank God it has been renewed.


Kat January 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

My whole family LOVES this show!It is truly the best new show.We look forward to watching it every Tuesday. My son watches the episodes on the DVR-he absolutely Loves the show.We cannot wait for the new episodes to start.


Melissa January 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

I absolutely LOVE this show!!!!! PLEASE do NOT cancel this fantasticlly hiliarious show!!!!!!!!


Angela January 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I Love the show!!!!!!!!!! I have not seen a show this funny in a while. I mean pee in your pants funny!!!!!!!!!!!


iamurmstr January 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I love this show SO much
I also love My name is Earl
Raising Hope has such a strange odd sense of humor that its funny!
If FOX ever… under any circumstances cancels this show i will go crazy
On the IAMURMSTR scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest) I gu=ive this show a 9.75 because Sabrina has seemed to get kinda mean toward the last two episodes
I cant wait till the show resumes air in Febuary


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