Raising Hope is a new comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) that follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their already terribly flawed household.
At 23 years old, Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) is going nowhere in life. He still lives at home with his family, including his Maw Maw (guest star Cloris Leachman); his mother, Virginia (Martha Plimpton); his father, Burt (Garret Dillahunt); and his cousin, Mike (Skyler Stone). Jimmy's life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with Lucy (guest star Bijou Phillips) goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he discovers Lucy gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising. With very few useful skills but their hearts in the right place, will the Chance family be successful when they step into the unpredictable and immensely challenging world of parenting? The pilot was written by Greg Garcia and directed by Michael Fresco (Better Off Ted). Much like Earl it looks to be a fun quirky show with some heart. Coming tuesdays this fall on FOX.