'Raising Hope' Canceled After Four Seasons
Fox announced on Monday that the network had decided to cancel comedy sitcom Raising Hope, which is currently in its fourth season.
'Raising Hope' Canceled
“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope‘s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” said executive producer Mike Mariano in a statement. “We planned our Season 4 finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.”
“Getting to know and love the Chance family on Raising Hope has been a sweet, hilarious ride,” Fox chief Kevin Reilly added. “Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons.”
Raising Hope will end its run with a two back-to-back episodes finale on April 4. “How I Met Your Mullet” will be the first, with Downton Abbey’s Lesley Nicol guest-starring. The series final episode, “The Father Daughter Dance,” will feature Jeffrey Tambor and Kenny Loggins, who will also do a musical performance.
Actors React To Cancelation
Many of Raising Hope’s star actors, including Lucas Neff and Shannon Woodward, took to Twitter to address the show’s cancelation:
Thanks for watching! Thanks to the writers, directors, cast mates + fans who made it possible. Goodbye, Jimmy. pic.twitter.com/LAKgjjYSwY
— Lucas Neff (@RealLucasNeff) March 10, 2014
— Garret Dillahunt (@garretdillahunt) March 10, 2014
— shannonwoodward (@shannonwoodward) March 10, 2014
Don't worry guys, Frank will keep New Natesville alive in his living room forever. But this is a really sad day…. https://t.co/SVMFmOa6gZ
— Todd Giebenhain (@2thless) March 10, 2014
Raising Hope made its debut on Fox back in 2010. In addition to Neff and Woodward, the cast includes Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman, Gregg Binkley and Todd Giebenhain.
Raising Hope airs Fridays on Fox at 9:30 p.m. EST.
– Chelsea Regan