Raising Hope

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At 23 years old, Jimmy Chance is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his parents and his cousin, Mike. Jimmy's life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with Lucy 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.


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: 8.5 (60 votes)
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2010 - 2013
  • Episodes per season: 22
  • Network: FOX (US)


Raising Hope - season 1

Season 1 (2010)

Rating: 7.6
Raising Hope - season 2

Season 2 (2011)

Rating: 7.7
Raising Hope - season 3

Season 3 (2012)

Rating: 7.6
Raising Hope - season 4

Season 4 (2013)

Rating: 7.7

Characters and Actors

Lucas Neff as Jimmy Chance in Raising Hope

Jimmy Chance

Actor: Lucas Neff
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance in Raising Hope

Virginia Chance

Actor: Martha Plimpton
Baylie and Rylie Cregut as Hope Chance in Raising Hope

Hope Chance

Actor: Baylie and Rylie Cregut
Gregg Binkley as Barney in Raising Hope


Actor: Gregg Binkley
Shannon Marie Woodward as Sabrina Collins in Raising Hope

Sabrina Collins

Actor: Shannon Marie Woodward
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Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw in Raising Hope

Maw Maw

Actor: Cloris Leachman