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Raising Hope: Season 1 (2010-2011)




Critic Consensus: Thanks to a talented and well-matched cast, Raising Hope largely manages to balance crude, absurdist humor with moments of charm without languishing in one or exploiting the other.


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New dad Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) adjusts to life as a single father while living with his own parents (Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt) and great-grandmother (Cloris Leachman). Series 1 introduces Jimmy's lovable but dysfuctional family and delves into the story of daughter Hope's conception, what happened to her mother (Bijou Phillips), and Jimmy's friendship with his crush, grocery-store cashier Sabrina. Notable first series guest stars include Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Amy Sedaris.


Lucas Neff
as Jimmy Chance
Martha Plimpton
as Virginia Chance
Garret Dillahunt
as Burt Chance
Kate Micucci
as Shelley
Cameron Moulene
as Teenage Burt
Kelly Heyer
as Teenage Virginia
Bijou Phillips
as Lucy Carlisle
Trace Garcia
as 3-year-old Jimmy
Ryan Doom
as Wyatt
Lou Wagner
as Wally Phipps
Mason Cook
as 8-year-old Jimmy
Phill Lewis
as Donovan
Juan Pope
as Policeman
Dan Coscino
as Dancin' Dan
Amy Sedaris
as Delilah
Jason Lee
as Smokey Floyd
Jake Stirzel
as Ten-year-old Jimmy
Larry Clarke
as Bob Mellman
Colin Follenweider
as Barney Stunt Double
Raymond Ma
as Green Thumb
Eddie Steeples
as Tyler the Gas Man
Niko Posey
as Crystal
Alison White
as Rita Mellman
Cesili Williams
as Andrea O'Donnell
Kent Avenido
as Chester
Al Jones
as Stunt Driver
Todd Sherry
as Nick Darrow
Carlease Burke
as Customer #2
Kiyoko Yamaguchi
as Dayoung Yun
Andy Rolfes
as Man with Clipboard
Earl Schuman
as Old Man
Laura Avery
as Teenage Delilah
Mike Avery
as Cart Pusher
Justin Sundquist
as Jimmy Stunt Double
Karen Maruyama
as Mrs. Hwong
Federico Dordei
as Alejandro
Bob Rusch
as Inmate
C.J. Stuart
as Justin Stunt Double
Ogy Durham
as Reporter
Abdul Goznobi
as Mr. Singh
Bonnie Hellman
as Church Member
Rob McCabe
as Neighbor
Ben Begley
as Newscaster
Augusta Mariano
as Teen Girl
Izabela Vidovic
as 8-year-old Delilah
Desiree A. Cooper
as 8-year-old Virginia
Doug Wax
as Missionary
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Critic Reviews for Raising Hope: Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (18)

What we have at present is a little too much bubblin' crude.

September 21, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

You know what to expect from a show like Raising Hope: Lessons will be learned, diapers will be gross, the subject of breast-feeding will be milked for all its worth.

September 21, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fox's best comedies are always off-center. Raising Hope forgets to stay there.

September 21, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

You can probably tell this is not your average sitcom.

September 21, 2010 | Full Review…

There may be a smaller number of top-notch newbies this season, but Raising Hope, a celebration of parenthood and childhood, of small joys and big struggles, is certainly one of them.

September 21, 2010 | Full Review…

Raising Hope certainly raises hope for the future of single-camera comedy.

September 21, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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