Starring: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward, Skyler Stone
Created by Greg Garcia
Written by Greg Garcia, Directed by Michael Fresco
Raising Hope is a bizarre new sitcom from Greg Garcia that is reminiscent of Garcia's My Name is Earl. The oddity of this new offering is apparent right from the premise - when Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) has a one night stand with a double murderer and she ends up pregnant, he is left to care for the baby when she is executed. Helping him are the members of his trailer trash family - his mother Virginia (Martha Plimpton), father Burt (Garret Dillahunt), and cousin Mike (Skyler Stone). After the pilot gets past the execution (that Jimmy and the baby watch), it focuses of Jimmy's inexperience in raising a child who they end up naming Hope, hence the title.