Oy vey. Or as Virginia Chance (Martha Plimpton) might mangle her Hebrew-isms: "Molotov! (for mazel tov)." Fox sure doesn't make it easy to say goodbye to Raising Hope as it ends its third season on a new night with back-to-back episodes (9/8c), the sort of treatment you'd normally see from a network burning off a show in which it has lost faith. Thankfully, that's not the case here. Hope has already been picked up for a fourth season, and it goes out on a delightfully deranged musical high, with Burt (the sublime Garret Dillahunt) center stage as he frantically preps for his overdue Bar Mitzvah.
It seems like the stars have aligned for Alexandra Pelosi and her new film, Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi, a sort of primer to this massive phenomenon called the evangelical movement. In early November 2006, days after she finished shooting her documentary (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET on HBO), Pastor Ted Haggard, the president of the National Association of Evangelicals and a main focus of the movie, made headlines when he confessed to having sex with male prostitutes and using crystal meth. A few days after that, the filmmaker's mother, Nancy Pelosi, was elected the first female Speaker of the House. And another week later, Alexandra gave birth to her fir