Raising Hope

Bored and increasingly desperate for a distraction even they can afford, Burt and Virginia try out various hobbies, until they agree improvisation acting fits them scoundrels. When Jimmy feels ...

Raising Hope is an American sitcom that aired from September 21, 2010, to April 4, 2014, 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 .

Jimmy Chance, who hasn't made the best decisions in life, is trying his best to raise his daughter with the help of his family who didn't do the best job raising him as a child. His family consists of a working mom and dad Virginia and Burt, and an almost never-lucid grandma Maw Maw. Rounding up the cast is Sabrina, a worker at the local store that Jimmy has a crush on, and several recurring stars.

Just when Virginia stops believing in magical things, a 'ghost' appears in their house. Burt finds out that Jim Hughes is the  'ghost' who has secretly been living in their house's bomb shelter. To make Virginia believe in the paranormal again, Burt and Jim play along with Virginia's antics.

EXCLUSIVE : It’s the end of the road for Fox ‘s quirky family comedy Raising Hope , with the upcoming fourth-season finale serving as series finale. The blue-collar sitcom will bow out with an hourlong farewell on Friday, April 4, featuring back-to-back episodes from 9-10 PM.

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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. " Tom Gilatto of [monkeys] 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.

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