Articles for Raising Hope Season 1

Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) is 23 years old and doing nothing with his life. That is, until he finds himself Raising Hope. The town‘s own village idiot is suddenly a father, changing diapers for the first time and even feeding the baby milk through a glove. No one can believe what he‘s doing, even himself, but his life changes as his new daughter takes it over.Raising Hope revolves around the flawed household of the Chance family. They‘re already dysfunctional on their own, but another member will soon make her way to the clan. Read more »
This morning FOX announced its fall and mid-season schedule, complete with  seven new shows and some notable changes to the channel‘s biggest shows. Joining the network will be four new comedies and three new dramas, including Running Wilde, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (of Arrested Development) and Keri Russell (of Felicity fame). See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>In spite of the exciting news that Gob Bluth will be returning to FOX, we think the most interesting tidbits that came out of the FOX announcements have to do with the network‘s established shows. American Idol will be getting rid of some of the guest performers and cutting down the results show to 30 minutes, Glee will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot and there will blessedly not be a fall season of So You Think You Can Dance. Here are the full fall and mid-season schedules from FOX, complete with new show synopses: Read more »
Today FOX announced its premiere dates for the fall and the network is putting almost everything into one week, starting Monday, September 20. Nearly every show on the fall schedule will premiere that week including Glee, Bones, Human Target and the new drama Lone Star.The one major wrinkle is Lie to Me. Currently airing its second season Mondays at 8pm, the third season won‘t begin until Wednesday, November 10 at 8pm.  Read more »
After finding success with My Name is Earl, Greg Garcia is mining the same territory for his new FOX comedy, Raising Hope, premiering tonight at 9pm. And with Glee as a lead-in, it could be another solid success.Which is good, because TV needs more of what Garcia has to offer. Many shows are focused on rich and successful people (see the show‘s companion, Running Wilde), but Raising Hope dares to look at the working class.  Read more »
After a surprising Monday that saw most new shows succeed (with the exception on FOX‘s Lone Star, which is already on death watch), Tuesday was a lot more stable. Since it‘s the night that features some of the biggest returning champions (NCIS and Dancing with the Stars), this should come as no surprise.  Read more »
FOX is delivering on President Obama‘s message of hope and change. After changing the Monday night schedule with the quick cancellation of Lone Star, the network now has hope in Raising Hope, which received a full season order.  Read more »
Holiday themed episodes are one of TV‘s oldest and best traditions. And if you‘re a fan of TV (that‘s why you‘re here of course) then you know that Halloween themed episodes are a great way to get in the spirit of season and gear up for the big night. So lock the doors, get out the candy, and prepare to be spooked because it‘s that time of year again where our favorite TV shows treat (or trick) us with Halloween themed episodes. With All Hallows‘ Eve right around the corner we‘ve rounded up a motley list of TV shows that will be airing haunting episodes and channels that will be celebrating all month long. Take a look at the list of upcoming Halloween episodes and see if your favorite show has anything creepy planned. Read more »
Looking for some tasty TV news in 300 words or less? Here you go -- now in available in bite-size! My Name is Earl Raises Hope Jason Lee, currently starring on TNT‘s Memphis Beat, is set to guest star on FOX‘s Raising Hope as Smokey Daniels, a has-been rock star hired as the headliner for "Grocery-Palooza." In the episode, "Burt Rocks," Burt will play backup for Smokey, one of his musical idols. And as an awesome little tie-in, creator of Raising Hope, Greg Garcia, also created Lee‘s former show My Name is Earl. Even more awesome tie-in: Did you catch the My Name is Earl reference in the Raising Hope premiere? A newscaster mentioned a "small-time criminal who completed his list of amendments." So subtle, so brilliant -- which is why we‘re stoked that Hope‘s been picked up for a full season. [Zap2It] Read more »
Much has been said recently about the importance of the Internet when it comes to TV watching. Today‘s viewers don‘t simply tune in to a show and then forget about it until next week. Instead, many will watch the show... And then re-watch the show online... And post to a show message board... And search for spoilers... And... Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Registered sex offenders aren‘t a typical source of comedy, but the new series Raising Hope continued to prove that it‘s one of the funniest shows on TV last night with an episode all about sex offenders. When Jimmy tried to get Hope into a fancy preschool he learned that his father is a sex offender stemming from an incident when he was 17 and caught having sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend.  Read more »
FOX released its mid-season schedule today, and there are more big changes for American Idol. The show already has new judges and new rules, and now there are new days. The show is being pushed to Wednesdays and Thursdays, most likely to keep Glee safely where it is since the show is doing so well.  Read more »
Continuing in the parade of early pick-ups begun by ABC yesterday, the FOX Network has announced its first 2011-2012 single-season pick-up. And it‘s not necessarily the most obvious of shows. While we still await word on the fates of such powerhouse shows as House, the new comedy, Raising Hope, has been renewed for a second season. Read more »
The shows being featured at this year‘s Paley Festival have been announced, and they read like a list of my favorite obsessions. Every year the festival holds a series of panels to discuss television. This year‘s will run March 4-17.  Read more »
Raising Hope is back from its mid-winter break, and the show is as inappropriately funny as ever. Read more »
Today FOX released its summer schedule with premiere dates for So You Think You Can Dance, Hell‘s Kitchen and MaserChef.  Read more »
Simply put, there are few comedies on TV funnier than Raising Hope. And there hasn‘t been much of that particular kind of funny lately. Fortunately for the comedic level of our television experience, Raising Hope returns tonight. Read more »
Were you intrigued by the pain-free tweezers mentioned on last night‘s episode of Raising Hope? Of course you were! Who wouldn‘t be fascinated by the concept of tweezers that tweeze without pain? Obviously everyone is going to need to rush out and investigate this amazing invention! Read more »
Throughout its first season on television, Raising Hope has quietly and hilariously grown from a bizarre premise into one of the funniest, craziest and most genuinely touching shows on television. It‘s fitting, therefore, that the show‘s season finale, "Don‘t Vote for This Episode" chronicles a similar growth in the lives of the Chance family. Read more »
Here‘s your High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight‘s episode of Raising Hope, "Everybody Flirts ... Sometimes."High Five Highlights:1. Jimmy discovers Burt shirtless at work and realizes Burt is a shameless flirt with his employers.2. Maw Maw decides to let go some of her treasured keepsakes.3. Barney gets sweet talked at the store by Jimmy and Sabrina as they vie for employee of the month.4. The whole Chance family is inspired by Burt to try their hand at flirting to get what they want. Their individual results are hilarious!5. Jimmy gets ridiculous with Barney and the shake workout scene is maybe the best ever in the history of this show. Read more »
Have you ever wished that you could jump inside the brain of your favorite TV star or writer so that even when the show wasn‘t on, you could witness their brilliance, insight and hilarity at all times?Well, even if you haven‘t wished it, since that‘s sort of a creepy (but understandable) wish, now you can, thanks to Twitter. Getting inside a star‘s head has never been easier! (Or less messy, if we‘re being literal. Which, for the record, we are not.)Here are our picks for 25 people on and involved with TV (both real and fictional!) that you‘ll want to make sure you follow this summer.  Read more »
FOX released its 2011-2012 schedule today, and as expected, it‘s all about The X Factor. The new Simon Cowell-led singing competition featuring Paula Abdul (thus making it Idol 2.0) will continue to fill the same three-hour Wednesday/Thursday block currently held by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »