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Raising Hope: FOX TV Series Renewed for Season Two

Raising HopeThough its sister show, Running Wilde, has just been officially cancelled, Raising Hope has been renewed for a second season. The FOX sitcom has benefited greatly by having a lead-in like Glee but loses a significant amount of those viewers. Still, the network is apparently satisfied with Raising Hope’s ratings. The 11 episodes that have aired thus far this season have averaged a 2.6 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 6.26 million total viewers.

Here’s the official announcement from the network…


FOX has ordered a second season of the critically acclaimed comedy RAISING HOPE, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

“RAISING HOPE has emerged as a comedic standout: wickedly smart, hilarious and full of heart,” said Reilly. “Greg Garcia and his great cast have established an appointment show on Tuesday nights this season, and we’re confident it’s just the beginning of great things to come.”

“I’m happy that the show is getting another year,” said Garcia. “But the fact that I’ve been trying to think of a funny quote for the last two hours and this is the best I could come up with makes me a little nervous about Season Two.”

Season One of RAISING HOPE continues with all-new episodes Tuesday, Feb. 8 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, RAISING HOPE follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member to 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 to hear Raising Hope will be back for season two? What do you like or dislike about it?

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ALAN June 20, 2012 at 7:55 am

Loved this show and been a devout fan since day one…… glad to see that FOX grew a pair and decided NOT to pull the plug on this masterpiece.
For those of you reading this that haven’t seen this sitcom yet….prepare yourself.
It’s like Malcom In The Middle….ON STEROIDS!!!!!!!
Grab yer popcorn and dim the lights, season two is on the way!


ALAN June 20, 2012 at 8:06 am

Pardon the faux pau…..I meant season three.



lyric May 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

this show is the best i love it!!! im so happy its coming back cant wait to see the new ones


B. Ersckoff February 22, 2012 at 1:21 am

Think this show is very funny and different. Don’t understand how shows like “The Big Bank Theory,” “How I Met Your Mother,” Two Broke Girls(?)” have survived for so long when I haven’t been able to sit through one episode. I don’t even understand how “30 Rock” rates so highly except I guess too many of their peers are the ones voting for these shows and actors and they really need to thank their buddies for their loyalty because that to me is about all these shows have going for them. Sure miss the days of great and quick witticism, when the laughter was for real and not written on a placard for the audience to clap or laugh.


Anonymous October 12, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Love this show!!!!!!!!


heather July 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I am so glad this show will be on for another season. I love every character, especially mawmaw! I still have every show on my dvr and watch them just to get a laugh!


sharon May 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

My husband and I have loved this show from the first episode. Congratulations to the writers, actors and network for coming up with a lighthearted comedy, we need more of these. Thanks


G. B. May 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm

The writing on this show is so clever it reminds me of the cutting edge comedy of Will & Grace. At the same time the characters are so much like people the average middle class person knows or has in their family it’s hard not to relate. When I Googled to see if the show had been renewed I saw the headline for this site (Series Finale) and thought sure it had been canceled. I’m looking forward to more episodes! LOVE IT LOVE LOVE IT!


Ruby April 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I love this show!! It’s a true american story. I can relate. Next They have to write a show about me. My family and I are so happy You’ll be doing a season 2 we can’t wait.


ana April 8, 2011 at 9:39 am

Looking forward to watching another episode. one of the few TV shows we watch. Please don’t cancel it!


Linda Garrett April 8, 2011 at 6:26 am

The brilliant comedy writing about an idiot family takes a special kind of intelligent humor to appeal to so many people and Raising Hope not only rises to the challenge, but surpasses it. The dichotomy of intelligent humor for an idiot family is proof of the talent of the writers and actors. I love this show even though sitcoms are not shows I typically watch. I would hate to see this show cancelled because this is the only one that makes me laugh out loud. Each character adds his/her own off beat persona that plays off the others to create a unique and modern intersection of wit, wicked one-liners and profoundly funny situations. The cast and their chemistry is extraordinary with Martha Plimpton and the legendary Phyllis Diller. It is the script though that is the infrastructure to the distinctive, idiosyncratic, remarkably peculiar humor that is just plain feel-good.


Ali March 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I LOVE that this was given another season. There are not too many family comedies that are this hilarious. I love every single character in the show,(espeically burt and Maw-Maw), and it’s very rare that I can’t find a character to hate.


denise March 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm



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