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Raising Hope: Season 4 (2013-2014)

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Raising Hope: Season 1
Nov 8, 2013
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Raising Hope: Season 2
Nov 8, 2013
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Raising Hope: Season 3
Nov 8, 2013



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Season Info

It's the last Chance for one of TV's most delightfully dysfunctional families as the sitcom comes to an end with its fourth season. Highlights include Virginia (Martha Plimpton) learning the identity of her father; Burt (Garret Dillahunt) running for mayor of Natesville so his wife can have the honor of plugging in the town's Christmas tree; Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) deciding to officially adopt Hope (Baylie and Rylie Cregut); Jimmy (Lucas Neff) trying to prove that he's still attractive to

Network: FOX

Premiere Date: Nov 8, 2013




Air date: Nov 15, 2013

Déjà Vu Man

S4Ep1, Déjà Vu Man: In the first of two Season Four premiere episodes, a mysterious resident (guest star Jeffrey Tambor) keeps popping up in Natesville. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 15, 2013

Burt Bucks

S4Ep2, Burt Bucks: In the second of two Season Four premiere episodes, Burt and Virginia introduce Natesville to a new bartering system. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 22, 2013

Ship Happens

S4Ep3, Ship Happens: Sabrina is determined to take Hope on a memorable trip. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 22, 2013


S4Ep4, Hi-Def: Virginia gets new glasses. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 29, 2013

Extreme Howdy's Makeover

S4Ep5, Extreme Howdy's Makeover: Howdy's gets business innovator Maxine (guest star Molly Shannon) as its new owner. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 29, 2013


Sabrina wants to officially adopt Hope as her own, but the official adoption process doesn't give her the "Motherhood Moment" for which she was hoping. (C) Fox

Air date: Dec 6, 2013

Murder She Hoped

Burt and Virginia get new back-fence neighbors, and Burt is convinced that there is something suspicious about them. (C) FOX

Air date: Dec 6, 2013

Dysfunction Function

Virginia and Burt fear that Jimmy and Sabrina's marriage has lost its spark. So they use their own relationship experiences to try and shake things up. (C) FOX

Air date: Dec 13, 2013

The Chance Who Stole Christmas

S4Ep9, The Chance Who Stole Christmas: Burt wants to be elected the interim Mayor of Natesville. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Dec 13, 2013

Bee Story

S4Ep10, Bee Story: Burt and Virginia go undercover to expose a corporate scandal. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Jan 10, 2014

Hey There, Delilah

S4Ep11, Hey There, Delilah: Maw Maw accidentally calls a wrong number in her contact book, bringing Virginia's cousin, Delilah (guest star Amy Sedaris), back to town. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Jan 17, 2014

Hot Dish

S4Ep12, Hot Dish: Virginia offers to give Sabrina cooking lessons. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Jan 24, 2014

Thrilla in Natesvilla

Burt and Virginia get in a fight while trying to help Barney and Maxine's relationship; Jimmy and Sabrina try fencing to reduce stress in their relationship.

Air date: Jan 31, 2014

Road to Natesville

S4Ep14, Road to Natesville: "Groce-letes" from around the world descend on Natesville for the International Grocery Games. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Feb 7, 2014

Anniversary Ball

S4Ep15, Anniversary Ball: For their 25th anniversary, Virginia takes Burt to a dude ranch. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Feb 28, 2014

The One Where They Get High

S4Ep16, The One Where They Get High: Maw Maw has found a new love, Hubert (guest star Tommy Chong), who encourages her to engage in some reckless activity. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Mar 7, 2014

Baby Phat

Jimmy and Sabrina make baby plans. (C) FOX

Air date: Mar 14, 2014

Dinner With Tropes

S4Ep18, Dinner with Tropes: Virginia's boss, Louise (guest star Judith Light), begins grooming her for the role of regional sales manager. RAISING HOPE airs Fridays on FOX.

Air date: Mar 21, 2014

Para-Natesville Activity

A ghost is living in the Chance house. (C) FOX

Air date: Mar 28, 2014

Man's Best Friend

Virginia and Burt try adopting a dog as a remedy for empty-nest syndrome, but when they're turned down by the pound, they wind up with a houseguest who overstays his welcome. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to convince Sabrina that he's still a ladies' man, even when Hope isn't around to attract the opposite sex.

Air date: Apr 4, 2014

How I Met Your Mullet

Jimmy and Sabrina get a surprise when they learn that Sabrina's late grandmother has left them the family maid, who has a lifetime contract with the family.

Air date: Apr 4, 2014

The Father Daughter Dance

Virginia's father, Arnold, returns to Natesville seeking help in planning his upcoming wedding. But Arnold surprises everyone when he reveals that the wedding Virginia has planned is really for her and Burt

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Raising Hope knows how to leave its audience laughing. And maybe just a little teary. But in a good way.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

{It] gets so sentimental it's almost gooey.

April 1, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

Sorry, Fox network. Your attempt to hide "Raising Hope" by moving it to 9 p.m. Fridays hasn't diminished the joy of watching the quirky sitcom's secret weapon: Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt as blue-collar free spirits Virginia and Burt Chance.

December 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press

This feel-good show not only makes me reflect on my own family, but it even makes me feel better about my own family.

November 25, 2013 Full Review Source: The Loop

The series' ensemble is filled with comedic heavy-hitters, and every single actor knows exactly which beats to hit and just how to hit them.

November 18, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club

New showrunner Mike Mariano wrote the season premiere, which begins a bit more broadly than usual but eventually comes around to a more on point, somewhat unexpected conclusion that flies in the face of political correctness.

November 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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