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Raising Hope is the critically acclaimed comedy from Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia that follows the Chance family as they find themselves raising the newest addition to the household: a baby named Hope.

Hope is the product of Jimmy’s (Lucas Neff) one-night stand with a wanted felon, whom his mother, Virginia (Martha Plimpton), helped capture and send to prison. Virginia and her husband, Burt (Garret Dillahunt), who had Jimmy at the tender age of 15, find themselves back in the baby game – but now with their granddaughter, they have a chance to get it right. The Chances live with Jimmy’s great-grandmother, Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman). Once the rock of the family, she now forces everyone to stay on their toes. In her mind, the house is infested with mongooses, she’s cheating on her dead husband and it just might be World War II.

When Jimmy isn’t working for Burt’s lawn-care service, he moonlights at Howdy’s Supermarket for the health insurance benefits and a chance to be close to Sabrina (Shannon Woodward), a sardonic checkout clerk with an annoying boyfriend – all under the watchful eye of his doll-collecting, fight-clubbing boss Barney (Gregg Binkley). This season on Raising Hope, the Chance family takes a trip to Las Vegas for a wedding, Burt gets kidnapped, Sabrina’s secrets will be revealed and the family worries about Hope’s future.

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Raising Hope is the critically acclaimed comedy from Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia that follows the Chance family as they find themselves raising the newest addition to the household: a baby named Hope.

Hope is the product of Jimmy’s (Lucas Neff) one-night stand with a wanted felon, whom his mother, Virginia (Martha Plimpton), helped capture and send to prison. Virginia and her husband, Burt (Garret Dillahunt), who had Jimmy at the tender age of 15, find themselves back in the baby game – but now with their granddaughter, they have a chance to get it right. The Chances live with Jimmy’s great-grandmother, Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman). Once the rock of the family, she now forces everyone to stay on their toes. In her mind, the house is infested with mongooses, she’s cheating on her dead husband and it just might be World War II.

When Jimmy isn’t working for Burt’s lawn-care service, he moonlights at Howdy’s Supermarket for the health insurance benefits and a chance to be close to Sabrina (Shannon Woodward), a sardonic checkout clerk with an annoying boyfriend – all under the watchful eye of his doll-collecting, fight-clubbing boss Barney (Gregg Binkley). This season on Raising Hope, the Chance family takes a trip to Las Vegas for a wedding, Burt gets kidnapped, Sabrina’s secrets will be revealed and the family worries about Hope’s future.

    • Episode 1

    Prodigy

    When Jimmy watches a home video of himself as a thirteen-year-old, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career as a singer and pianist until a horrible accident involving a golf putter rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt, Virginia and Maw Maw to help him rediscover his lost abilities.

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    When Jimmy watches a home video of himself as a thirteen-year-old, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career as a singer and pianist until a horrible accident involving a golf putter rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt, Virginia and Maw Maw to help him rediscover his lost abilities.

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    • Episode 2

    Sabrina Has Money

    When Burt discovers that Sabrina is the daughter of his wealthy new client, he lets the family in on her secret. Embarrassed by her family’s wealth she reluctantly introduces the Chance family to her father, Cap (guest star Stephen Root). Meanwhile Jimmy decides Hope should have rich friends and begs Sabrina to take him to her sister’s party where Sabrina’s insecurities become apparent. Eddie Steeples also guest stars.

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    When Burt discovers that Sabrina is the daughter of his wealthy new client, he lets the family in on her secret. Embarrassed by her family’s wealth she reluctantly introduces the Chance family to her father, Cap (guest star Stephen Root). Meanwhile Jimmy decides Hope should have rich friends and begs Sabrina to take him to her sister’s party where Sabrina’s insecurities become apparent. Eddie Steeples also guest stars.

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    • Episode 3

    Kidnapped

    When a ponytailed hippie named Jack who kidnapped Burt twenty years ago unexpectedly pays the Chance family a visit, they discover that Burt's disappearance wasn't all it appeared. Meanwhile Jimmy's jealousy creeps out when Sabrina anxiously awaits a text from her boyfriend Wyatt.

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    When a ponytailed hippie named Jack who kidnapped Burt twenty years ago unexpectedly pays the Chance family a visit, they discover that Burt's disappearance wasn't all it appeared. Meanwhile Jimmy's jealousy creeps out when Sabrina anxiously awaits a text from her boyfriend Wyatt.

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    • Episode 4

    Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent Baby

    Virginia, Burt, Jimmy and Sabrina head to Las Vegas to attend Virginia's cousin Delilah’s (guest star Amy Sedaris) wedding. Virginia is embarrassed that she didn't have the big wedding that her snooty cousin will have, so Burt attempts to make it up to her. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to make a move on Sabrina who wants to go wild in Vegas.

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    Virginia, Burt, Jimmy and Sabrina head to Las Vegas to attend Virginia's cousin Delilah’s (guest star Amy Sedaris) wedding. Virginia is embarrassed that she didn't have the big wedding that her snooty cousin will have, so Burt attempts to make it up to her. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to make a move on Sabrina who wants to go wild in Vegas.

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    • Episode 5

    Killer Hope

    Virginia, Burt, Jimmy, Sabrina, Maw Maw and Hope camp out on the front lawn after their house becomes tented for termites, but getting caught in rain is the least of their problems. After learning that Hope hit a boy at day care, the family attempts to stop arguing out of fear that she will follow in her serial killer mother’s footsteps.

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    Virginia, Burt, Jimmy, Sabrina, Maw Maw and Hope camp out on the front lawn after their house becomes tented for termites, but getting caught in rain is the least of their problems. After learning that Hope hit a boy at day care, the family attempts to stop arguing out of fear that she will follow in her serial killer mother’s footsteps.

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    • Episode 6

    Jimmy and the Kid

    A thirteen-year-old kid makes a run for Sabrina, which drives Jimmy absolutely crazy. Meanwhile, Maw Maw swallows her gold tooth and Burt and Virginia contemplate retrieving it.

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    A thirteen-year-old kid makes a run for Sabrina, which drives Jimmy absolutely crazy. Meanwhile, Maw Maw swallows her gold tooth and Burt and Virginia contemplate retrieving it.

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    • Episode 7

    Burt's Parents

    Jimmy, Virginia, Burt, Sabrina, Maw Maw and Hope borrow a house to impress Burt’s wealthy parents (guest stars Lee Majors and Shirley Jones) who have decided at the last minute to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. Things get interesting when the real homeowners return early, and Burt’s folks get a taste of what life is really like for Burt and Virginia.

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    Jimmy, Virginia, Burt, Sabrina, Maw Maw and Hope borrow a house to impress Burt’s wealthy parents (guest stars Lee Majors and Shirley Jones) who have decided at the last minute to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. Things get interesting when the real homeowners return early, and Burt’s folks get a taste of what life is really like for Burt and Virginia.

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    • Episode 8

    Bro-Gurt

    When the National Invention Convention Extravaganza comes to town, Virginia encourages the family to submit their own inventions that could bring home a large cash prize. Burt teams with the family’s neighbor Andrew (guest star Ethan Suplee) and invents unusually flavored yogurts, while Jimmy partners with Sabrina to develop a new baby mop. When convention day arrives the competition between each team escalates as they pitch their inventions to Andrew Dice Clay (guest-starring as himself). During the competition, the family ends up realizing family and friends are what matter the most.

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    When the National Invention Convention Extravaganza comes to town, Virginia encourages the family to submit their own inventions that could bring home a large cash prize. Burt teams with the family’s neighbor Andrew (guest star Ethan Suplee) and invents unusually flavored yogurts, while Jimmy partners with Sabrina to develop a new baby mop. When convention day arrives the competition between each team escalates as they pitch their inventions to Andrew Dice Clay (guest-starring as himself). During the competition, the family ends up realizing family and friends are what matter the most.

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    • Episode 9

    The Men of New Natesville

    Burt encourages Jimmy to be more of a daredevil. So when Jimmy’s co-worker, Frank, invites him to a house party, Jimmy jumps at the chance to unleash his bolder side. As Jimmy and his new pal spend more time together, they discover they shared a common high school bully. In a series of flashbacks, Jimmy and Frank look back at their unhappy high school years as Young Jimmy (guest star Greyson Chance) and Young Frank. But when the two try to take down their old nemesis, they’re surprised to learn that the bully has changed.

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    Burt encourages Jimmy to be more of a daredevil. So when Jimmy’s co-worker, Frank, invites him to a house party, Jimmy jumps at the chance to unleash his bolder side. As Jimmy and his new pal spend more time together, they discover they shared a common high school bully. In a series of flashbacks, Jimmy and Frank look back at their unhappy high school years as Young Jimmy (guest star Greyson Chance) and Young Frank. But when the two try to take down their old nemesis, they’re surprised to learn that the bully has changed.

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    • Episode 10

    It's a Hopeful Life

    In a nod to the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the Chances go to the movies and are surprised when they discover that the film they’re watching is strikingly similar to their own family life. Meanwhile, Jimmy is transported into a cinematic dreamlike state and experiences the world as though he never met Hope’s serial killer mom Lucy (guest star Bijou Phillips). But when he returns to reality, he soon realizes that life without Hope would not be nearly as sweet.

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    In a nod to the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the Chances go to the movies and are surprised when they discover that the film they’re watching is strikingly similar to their own family life. Meanwhile, Jimmy is transported into a cinematic dreamlike state and experiences the world as though he never met Hope’s serial killer mom Lucy (guest star Bijou Phillips). But when he returns to reality, he soon realizes that life without Hope would not be nearly as sweet.

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    • Episode 11

    Mrs. Smartypants

    After Hope shows promising signs of being a baby genius, Jimmy becomes inspired to go back to school and prepare for the G.E.D. exam. But Jimmy is surprised to find his former high school teacher, Mr. Swift (guest star Fred Willard), instructing the G.E.D. class, and continuing to give Jimmy a hard time in the classroom. Meanwhile, Burt and Virginia worry that Jimmy could become the smartest family member if he passed the test, so they decide to take the G.E.D exam too. But they soon realize they’ll need all the extra tutoring they can get.

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    After Hope shows promising signs of being a baby genius, Jimmy becomes inspired to go back to school and prepare for the G.E.D. exam. But Jimmy is surprised to find his former high school teacher, Mr. Swift (guest star Fred Willard), instructing the G.E.D. class, and continuing to give Jimmy a hard time in the classroom. Meanwhile, Burt and Virginia worry that Jimmy could become the smartest family member if he passed the test, so they decide to take the G.E.D exam too. But they soon realize they’ll need all the extra tutoring they can get.

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    • Episode 12

    Gambling Again

    Burt becomes obsessed with gambling when he believes he can reclaim all the items he lost when he bet away all the Chance’s belongings nearly 20 years ago. Worried about his bad habit reemerging, Virginia and Jimmy try to intervene but soon get swept up in the betting frenzy and develop their own gambling habit. But their luck begins to run out when they miss Shelley’s staged play written by Sabrina and starring Hope as the lead.

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    Burt becomes obsessed with gambling when he believes he can reclaim all the items he lost when he bet away all the Chance’s belongings nearly 20 years ago. Worried about his bad habit reemerging, Virginia and Jimmy try to intervene but soon get swept up in the betting frenzy and develop their own gambling habit. But their luck begins to run out when they miss Shelley’s staged play written by Sabrina and starring Hope as the lead.

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    • Episode 13

    Tarot Cards

    Burt is buried in receipts and finances during corporate tax season, so he hires Barney as his business manager to help keep him organized. Caught up in the stress, Burt makes a hurtful comment about Virginia's career, prompting her to seek a new business venture and be her own boss. But when Virginia becomes a tarot card reader and predicts the future for the residents of New Natesville, she realizes that her fortunes may have more power than she thinks. Meanwhile, Jimmy is kept on pins and needles as Sabrina decides whether or not to move to Africa with her boyfriend Wyatt.

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    Burt is buried in receipts and finances during corporate tax season, so he hires Barney as his business manager to help keep him organized. Caught up in the stress, Burt makes a hurtful comment about Virginia's career, prompting her to seek a new business venture and be her own boss. But when Virginia becomes a tarot card reader and predicts the future for the residents of New Natesville, she realizes that her fortunes may have more power than she thinks. Meanwhile, Jimmy is kept on pins and needles as Sabrina decides whether or not to move to Africa with her boyfriend Wyatt.

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    • Episode 14

    Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend

    Jimmy’s spirits are low when Sabrina’s relationship with Wyatt becomes serious, so Virginia and Burt convince him to create a make-believe girlfriend to make her jealous. Barney invites Jimmy to his improv class, where he meets Mary-Louise (guest star Ashley Tisdale) who agrees to play along with his plan to win over Sabrina. But when their acting becomes too convincing and Sabrina falls for their fake relationship, all plans might backfire on Jimmy.

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    Jimmy’s spirits are low when Sabrina’s relationship with Wyatt becomes serious, so Virginia and Burt convince him to create a make-believe girlfriend to make her jealous. Barney invites Jimmy to his improv class, where he meets Mary-Louise (guest star Ashley Tisdale) who agrees to play along with his plan to win over Sabrina. But when their acting becomes too convincing and Sabrina falls for their fake relationship, all plans might backfire on Jimmy.

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    • Episode 15

    Sheer Madness

    As Jimmy and Sabrina’s relationship continues to grow, they both begin to realize that they’ve been hiding some of their habits from each other. They agree to let their guards down and start acting like themselves completely, but when Sabrina reveals an unusual childhood phobia, Jimmy decides to help her overcome her fear in a startling way. Meanwhile, Burt reveals a habit he’s been keeping from Virginia for years.

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    As Jimmy and Sabrina’s relationship continues to grow, they both begin to realize that they’ve been hiding some of their habits from each other. They agree to let their guards down and start acting like themselves completely, but when Sabrina reveals an unusual childhood phobia, Jimmy decides to help her overcome her fear in a startling way. Meanwhile, Burt reveals a habit he’s been keeping from Virginia for years.

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    • Episode 16

    Single White Female Role Model

    Sabrina is arrested after participating in an Occupy Natesville protest and is sentenced to two weeks in prison. One of the prison attendant's (Special Guest Star) claims to be a friend from her past and will stop at nothing to make Sabrina’s stay in the slammer as dreadful as possible until she remembers their childhood memories. Meanwhile, the mayor of Natesville grants Virginia three wishes after she helps her avoid a public scandal, but when Jimmy turns down the mayor's advances, Sabrina's chances of being exonerated are put at risk.

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    Sabrina is arrested after participating in an Occupy Natesville protest and is sentenced to two weeks in prison. One of the prison attendant's (Special Guest Star) claims to be a friend from her past and will stop at nothing to make Sabrina’s stay in the slammer as dreadful as possible until she remembers their childhood memories. Meanwhile, the mayor of Natesville grants Virginia three wishes after she helps her avoid a public scandal, but when Jimmy turns down the mayor's advances, Sabrina's chances of being exonerated are put at risk.

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    • Episode 17

    Spanks Butt, No Spanks

    When a raccoon decides to take residency under the Chance’s porch, Virginia and Sabrina work together to try and lure the critter out. Meanwhile, Hope’s misbehavior has become such an issue that Virginia and Burt suggest that it might be time for Jimmy to spank her, since it worked so well for them when he was younger. However, when Burt reveals a secret to Jimmy about his childhood, it answers unsolved mysteries and prompts a new outlook on teamwork and parenting.

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    When a raccoon decides to take residency under the Chance’s porch, Virginia and Sabrina work together to try and lure the critter out. Meanwhile, Hope’s misbehavior has become such an issue that Virginia and Burt suggest that it might be time for Jimmy to spank her, since it worked so well for them when he was younger. However, when Burt reveals a secret to Jimmy about his childhood, it answers unsolved mysteries and prompts a new outlook on teamwork and parenting.

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    • Episode 18

    Poking Holes in the Story

    Virginia agrees to be a live-in house sitter for her client and look after a troublesome teenage girl. When she learns that the teen and her boyfriend are ready to take their relationship to the next level, she and Burt try to use their experience to convince them against it. But Burt makes a confession that comes as a surprise to Virginia. Meanwhile, Maw Maw once again confuses Jimmy with her late husband Wilfrid, so Jimmy and Sabrina play along.

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    Virginia agrees to be a live-in house sitter for her client and look after a troublesome teenage girl. When she learns that the teen and her boyfriend are ready to take their relationship to the next level, she and Burt try to use their experience to convince them against it. But Burt makes a confession that comes as a surprise to Virginia. Meanwhile, Maw Maw once again confuses Jimmy with her late husband Wilfrid, so Jimmy and Sabrina play along.

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    • Episode 19

    Hogging all the Glory

    When attention-seeking Sarah Louise (guest star Vivica A. Fox) announces her plans to run for another term as chairperson of the Natesville church group, Burt decides to run against her. To test Burt's ability to handle a community task, Sarah Louise assigns him pig-sitting duties for a blind church member. But when the guide pig accidentally becomes family dinner, Burt must find and train a replacement pig before Sarah Louise finds out and ruins his chances of being elected.

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    When attention-seeking Sarah Louise (guest star Vivica A. Fox) announces her plans to run for another term as chairperson of the Natesville church group, Burt decides to run against her. To test Burt's ability to handle a community task, Sarah Louise assigns him pig-sitting duties for a blind church member. But when the guide pig accidentally becomes family dinner, Burt must find and train a replacement pig before Sarah Louise finds out and ruins his chances of being elected.

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    • Episode 20

    Sabrina's New Jimmy

    When Jimmy finds out Sabrina has a new attractive study partner (guest star Travis Van Winkle), Virginia convinces him that they are doing more than just studying. Meanwhile, Burt develops an obsession with a wall figurine.

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    When Jimmy finds out Sabrina has a new attractive study partner (guest star Travis Van Winkle), Virginia convinces him that they are doing more than just studying. Meanwhile, Burt develops an obsession with a wall figurine.

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    • Episode 21

    Inside Probe

    In a very special “mockumentary” episode, Nancy Grace (guest-starring as herself) examines the “real story” of Hope’s mom, serial killer Lucy Carlisle (guest star Phillips). Grace interviews each member of the Chance family, all of whom relay personal accounts of exactly what happened when Jimmy met Lucy back in 2008. At the end of the program, the Chances are shocked to find out developing details about Lucy.

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    In a very special “mockumentary” episode, Nancy Grace (guest-starring as herself) examines the “real story” of Hope’s mom, serial killer Lucy Carlisle (guest star Phillips). Grace interviews each member of the Chance family, all of whom relay personal accounts of exactly what happened when Jimmy met Lucy back in 2008. At the end of the program, the Chances are shocked to find out developing details about Lucy.

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    • Episode 22

    I want my Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back

    Following the revelations of the “Inside Probe” expose of their family history, the Chances are put on trial in a fight to retain custody of Hope.

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    Following the revelations of the “Inside Probe” expose of their family history, the Chances are put on trial in a fight to retain custody of Hope.

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