Raising Hope Episodes

2010, TV Show

Raising Hope episodes

Apr 04, 2014: The Father Daughter Dance
Apr 04, 2014: How I Met Your Mullet
Apr 04, 2014: How I Met Your Mullet; The Father Daughter Dance
Mar 28, 2014: Man's Best Friend
Mar 21, 2014: Para-Natesville Activity
Mar 14, 2014: Dinner With Tropes
Mar 07, 2014: Baby Phat
Feb 28, 2014: The One Where They Get High
Feb 07, 2014: Anniversary Ball
Jan 31, 2014: Road to Natesville
Jan 24, 2014: Thrilla in Natesvilla
Jan 17, 2014: Hot Dish
Jan 10, 2014: Hey There, Delilah
Dec 13, 2013: Bee Story
Dec 13, 2013: The Chance Who Stole Christmas
Dec 13, 2013: The Chance Who Stole Christmas; Bee Story
Dec 06, 2013: Dysfunction Function
Dec 06, 2013: Murder She Hoped
Dec 06, 2013: Murder She Hoped; Dysfunction Function
Nov 29, 2013: Adoption
Nov 29, 2013: Extreme Howdy's Makeover
Nov 29, 2013: Extreme Howdy's Makeover; Adoption
Nov 22, 2013: Hi-Def
Nov 22, 2013: Ship Happens
Nov 22, 2013: Ship Happens; Hi-Def
Nov 15, 2013: Burt Bucks
Nov 15, 2013: Déjà Vu Man
Nov 15, 2013: Déjà Vu Man; Burt Bucks
Mar 28, 2013: Burt Mitzvah - The Musical; Mother's Day
Mar 28, 2013: Mother's Day; Burt Mitzvah - The Musical
Feb 26, 2013: The Old Girl
Feb 26, 2013: Making the Band
Feb 26, 2013: Making the Band; The Old Girl
Feb 19, 2013: Arbor Daze
Feb 05, 2013: Sex, Clown and Videotape
Feb 05, 2013: Yo Zappa Do, Part 2
Feb 05, 2013: Yo Zappa Do, Part 2; Sex, Clown and Videotape
Jan 29, 2013: Yo Zappa Do, Part 1
Jan 29, 2013: Modern Wedding
Jan 29, 2013: Modern Wedding; Yo Zappa Do, Part 1
Jan 22, 2013: What Happens at Howdy's Doesn't Stay at Howdy's
Jan 15, 2013: Lord of the Ring
Jan 08, 2013: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Dec 11, 2012: Last Christmas
Dec 04, 2012: Squeak Means Squeak
Nov 27, 2012: The Walk for the Runs
Nov 20, 2012: Candy Wars
Nov 13, 2012: What Up, Bro?
Oct 30, 2012: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do
Oct 23, 2012: If a Ham Falls in the Woods
Oct 16, 2012: Throw Maw Maw From the House
Oct 09, 2012: Throw Maw Maw From the House
Oct 02, 2012: Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal
Apr 17, 2012: I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back
Apr 10, 2012: Inside Probe
Apr 03, 2012: Sabrina's New Jimmy
Mar 27, 2012: Hogging All The Glory
Mar 20, 2012: Poking Holes in the Story
Mar 13, 2012: Spanks Butt, No Spanks
Mar 06, 2012: Single White Female Role Model
Feb 21, 2012: Sheer Madness
Feb 14, 2012: Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend
Feb 07, 2012: Tarot Cards
Jan 31, 2012: Gambling Again
Jan 17, 2012: Mrs. Smartypants
Dec 13, 2011: It's a Hopeful Life
Dec 06, 2011: The Men of New Natesville
Nov 29, 2011: Bro-gurt
Nov 15, 2011: Burt's Parents
Nov 08, 2011: Jimmy and the Kid
Nov 01, 2011: Killer Hope
Oct 05, 2011: Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent Baby!
Oct 04, 2011: Kidnapped
Sep 27, 2011: Sabrina Has Money
Sep 20, 2011: Prodigy
May 17, 2011: Don't Vote for This Episode
May 10, 2011: Baby Monitor
May 03, 2011: Everybody Flirts...Sometimes
Apr 26, 2011: Sleep Training
Apr 19, 2011: Cheaters
Mar 15, 2011: Mongooses
Mar 08, 2011: The Cultish Personality
Mar 01, 2011: Snip Snip
Feb 22, 2011: What Up, Cuz?
Feb 15, 2011: A Germ of a Story
Feb 08, 2011: Romeo and Romeo
Dec 07, 2010: Toy Story
Nov 30, 2010: Burt Rocks
Nov 23, 2010: Meet the Grandparents
Nov 16, 2010: Blue Dots
Nov 09, 2010: The Sniffles
Oct 26, 2010: Family Secrets
Oct 26, 2010: Happy Halloween
Oct 26, 2010: Happy Halloween/Family Secrets
Oct 12, 2010: Say Cheese
Oct 05, 2010: Dream Hoarders
Sep 28, 2010: Dead Tooth
Sep 21, 2010: Pilot

The Father Daughter Dance Season 4, Episode 22

In the series finale, Virginia's dad returns to Natesville with a surprise for his daughter and Burt that includes a wedding and a performance by Kenny Loggins. read more

How I Met Your Mullet Season 4, Episode 21

Jimmy and Sabrina get a maid who used to work for Sabrina's grandmother; Virginia gets a promotion at work that allows Burt to have the freedom he never knew he wanted. read more

How I Met Your Mullet; The Father Daughter Dance

In the first part of the series finale, Jimmy and Sabrina get a maid who used to work for Sabrina's grandmother; and Virginia gets a promotion. In the second half-hour, Virginia's dad returns to Natesville with a surprise for his daughter and Burt that includes a wedding and a performance by Kenny Loggins. read more

Man's Best Friend Season 4, Episode 20

Virginia and Burt try adopting a dog as a remedy for empty-nest syndrome, but when they're turned down by the pound, they wind up with a houseguest who overstays his welcome. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to convince Sabrina that he's still a ladies' man, even when Hope isn't around to attract the opposite sex. read more

Para-Natesville Activity Season 4, Episode 19

Virginia sees a ghost in the house after ceasing to believe in all things magical, but when Burt finds out who the specter really is, he encourages her to put her faith in the paranormal again. read more

Dinner With Tropes Season 4, Episode 18

Virginia's boss has big plans for her becoming a regional sales manager, but Virginia isn't sure she wants all the added responsibility. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina worry about Hope when her pet fish's death has no effect on her; and Burt and Virginia perform at the Natesville Telethon. read more

Baby Phat Season 4, Episode 17

Burt and Virginia's vacation at a resort recommended by Barney doesn't meet their expectations; Jimmy and Sabrina think about giving Hope a sibling. read more

The One Where They Get High Season 4, Episode 16

Maw Maw has a new boyfriend who encourages her to take risks, which inspires Virginia and Burt to engage in some reckless activity, and even Jimmy and Sabrina get into the act by spying on their babysitter. read more

Anniversary Ball Season 4, Episode 15

A trip to a dude ranch for Burt turns out to be a disappointing experience because of a secret he's keeping from Virginia, who is convinced he's getting her an expensive gift for their 25th anniversary. read more

Road to Natesville Season 4, Episode 14

The International Grocery Games come to Natesville, but are interrupted by a performance-enhancing drug scandal involving the American delegation, so a team from Howdy's, including Burt and Virginia, step up to make their country proud. read more

Thrilla in Natesvilla Season 4, Episode 13

Jimmy and Sabrina try fencing to relieve the tension in their relationship; Burt and Virginia get in their first fight when they try to help Barney's budding romance with Maxine. read more

Hot Dish Season 4, Episode 12

Sabrina gets cooking lessons from Virginia, who is miffed when Jimmy prefers his wife's casserole to hers, so she enters them in a Hot Dish competition, which also features Burt's mom as a contestant. read more

Hey There, Delilah Season 4, Episode 11

Maw Maw calls a wrong number that brings Virginia's cousin Delilah to town, but the nonstop tension between these two rivals prompts a threat from Maw Maw to give everything in her will to the most well-behaved granddaughter. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina search for a babysitter for Hope. read more

Bee Story Season 4, Episode 10

All the bees are dying in Natesville, so Burt and Virginia go undercover to find out why. read more

The Chance Who Stole Christmas Season 4, Episode 9

Burt wants to be mayor so Virginia can have the honor of plugging in the Natesville Christmas tree, but holding office does a number on Burt's holiday spirit. read more

The Chance Who Stole Christmas; Bee Story

Burt wants to be mayor so Virginia can have the honor of plugging in the Natesville Christmas tree, but holding office does a number on Burt's holiday spirit. In the second half-hour, Burt and Virginia go undercover to find out what's killing the bees in their community. read more

Dysfunction Function Season 4, Episode 8

Burt and Virginia are afraid that Jimmy and Sabrina's marriage is in a rut, so they try to help them out of it by using their own experiences as a guide. read more

Murder She Hoped Season 4, Episode 7

The Chances get new neighbors, but Burt begins to think there's more to them than meets the eye. read more

Murder She Hoped; Dysfunction Function

The Chances get new neighbors, but Burt begins to think there's more to them than meets the eye. In the second half-hour, Burt and Virginia are afraid that Jimmy and Sabrina's marriage is in a rut, so they try to help them out of it by using their own experiences as a guide. read more

Adoption Season 4, Episode 6

Sabrina wants to officially adopt Hope, but she has to jump through hoops to do so. read more

Extreme Howdy's Makeover Season 4, Episode 5

Howdy's gets a new owner, who tasks her employees to come up with a revolutionary business model for the store. read more

Extreme Howdy's Makeover; Adoption

Howdy's gets a new owner, who tasks her employees to come up with a revolutionary business model for the store. In the second half-hour, Sabrina wants to officially adopt Hope, but she has to jump through hoops to do so. read more

Hi-Def Season 4, Episode 4

Virginia gets new glasses, but her improved vision allows her to see every imperfection around the house. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina compete for followers on a social-media app called "QuickVids" by recording Maw Maw's antics. read more

Ship Happens Season 4, Episode 3

Sabrina plans a vacation for Hope after she learns that Burt and Virginia never took Jimmy anywhere when he was a kid. read more

Ship Happens; Hi-Def

Sabrina plans a vacation for Hope after she learns that Burt and Virginia never took Jimmy anywhere when he was a kid. In the second half-hour, Virginia gets new glasses, but her improved vision allows her to see every imperfection around the house; and Jimmy and Sabrina compete for followers on a social-media app called "QuickVids" by recording Maw Maw's antics. read more

Burt Bucks Season 4, Episode 2

Sabrina saves Jimmy's life, but it makes him wonder about his masculinity. Meanwhile, Burt and Virginia learn a painful economics lesson after introducing a new bartering system to Natesville that could be mistaken for a pyramid scheme. read more

Déjà Vu Man Season 4, Episode 1

In the Season 4 premiere, the Chances want to know why a mysterious Natesville resident keeps showing up in their lives, but it leads to a revelation from Maw Maw about Virginia's past. read more

Déjà Vu Man; Burt Bucks

In the Season 4 premiere, the Chances want to know why a mysterious Natesville resident keeps showing up in their lives, but it leads to a revelation from Maw Maw about Virginia's past. In the second-half hour, Sabrina saves Jimmy's life, but it makes him wonder about his masculinity; and Burt and Virginia learn a painful economics lesson after introducing a new bartering system to the town that could be mistaken for a pyramid scheme. read more

Burt Mitzvah - The Musical; Mother's Day

In the first part of the Season 3 finale, Burt learns he's Jewish during a visit from his folks, so he uses music to get acquainted with his heritage and prepare for his bar mitzvah. In the second half-hour, Burt and Barney visit Maw Maw's childhood home, and discover that her mother may still be alive. read more

Mother's Day; Burt Mitzvah - The Musical

Burt and Barney visit Maw Maw's childhood home and discover that her mother may still be alive. Later, Burt learns he's Jewish during a visit from his folks, so he uses music to get acquainted with his heritage and prepare for his bar mitzvah. read more

The Old Girl Season 3, Episode 20

Sabrina's new pal happens to be Jimmy's ex-girlfriend who broke his heart when they were teens. read more

Making the Band Season 3, Episode 19

The Chances' birthday party for Hope gets a lift from former rock star Smokey Floyd and a group of Natesville residents. read more

Making the Band; The Old Girl

The Chances' birthday party for Hope gets a lift from former rock star Smokey Floyd and a group of Natesville residents. In the second half-hour, Sabrina's new pal happens to be Jimmy's ex-girlfriend who broke his heart when they were teens. read more

Arbor Daze Season 3, Episode 18

Sabrina is visited by the Ghost of Arbor Day Past, Present and Future in the middle of the night when she clashes with the Chances over their observation of the eco-friendly holiday. read more

Sex, Clown and Videotape Season 3, Episode 17

Burt and Virginia lose an embarrassing video to another couple when their storage locker is up for auction; Sabrina investigates Jimmy's sleepwalking habit. read more

Yo Zappa Do, Part 2 Season 3, Episode 16

Conclusion. Hope is tapped as an actor on her favorite show, "Yo Zappa Do," so Jimmy gets work as an extra, but the series star makes his life a living hell. Meanwhile, Burt shares a landscaping idea with a TV executive; and Maw Maw settles an old score. read more

Yo Zappa Do, Part 2; Sex, Clown and Videotape

Hope is tapped as an actor on her favorite show, "Yo Zappa Do," so Jimmy gets work as an extra, but the series star makes his life a living hell. In the second half hour, Burt and Virginia lose an embarrassing video to another couple when their storage locker is up for auction; and Sabrina investigates Jimmy's sleepwalking habit. read more

Yo Zappa Do, Part 1 Season 3, Episode 15

Part 1 of 2. Jimmy and Sabrina's wedding present from Barney entails an excursion to Los Angeles for a taping of Hope's favorite TV show, "Yo Zappa Do," but Jimmy's fear of flying means it's a road trip for the whole family. Meanwhile, Burt and Virginia welcome Ricardo into their home, a decision they may soon regret. read more

Modern Wedding Season 3, Episode 14

The "Modern Family" camera crew are hired by Sabrina's mom to film her marriage to Jimmy, but a series of mishaps, including Maw Maw's clash with the reverend, could ruin the day unless Burt and Virginia can keep the happy couple focused on the task at hand. read more

Modern Wedding; Yo Zappa Do, Part 1

The "Modern Family" camera crew are hired by Sabrina's mom to film her marriage to Jimmy, but Maw Maw's clash with the reverend could ruin the day. In the second half hour, Jimmy and Sabrina get a wedding present from Barney that entails an excursion to Los Angeles for a taping of Hope's favorite TV show, "Yo Zappa Do," but Jimmy's fear of flying means it's a road trip for the whole family. read more

What Happens at Howdy's Doesn't Stay at Howdy's Season 3, Episode 13

Due to a history of irresponsible behavior, Jimmy balks at Frank's idea for a bachelor party, but gives in when Sabrina persuades him to have fun. It's too late to reconsider, however, once Frank's true intentions are revealed. read more

Lord of the Ring Season 3, Episode 12

Jimmy signs up for a series of medical experiments to pay for an engagement ring for Sabrina, even though she says it's not necessary. Meanwhile, Virginia's secret habit of pawning her engagement ring from Burt may be exposed when Jimmy wants to buy it for Sabrina. read more

Credit Where Credit Is Due Season 3, Episode 11

Jimmy's plans to buy a car that's safer for Hope are scuttled when he finds out that his parents ruined his credit years ago by maxing out credit cards in his name, so Burt and Virginia desperately try to make a deal with their bank representative, but they may have to hand over their new sports car to get it done. read more

Last Christmas Season 3, Episode 10

Virginia becomes an extreme couponer to stock up on supplies when she believes an apocalyptic prophecy from an ancient calendar, and encourages the family to get ready for the end of the world. Meanwhile, Jimmy wants to give Hope a memorable Christmas; and Maw Maw works on her "bucket list." read more

Squeak Means Squeak Season 3, Episode 9

Jimmy complains that Sabrina never does any of the difficult parenting work with Hope, but she seizes an opportunity when Jimmy and Barney join Natesville's auxiliary police force for the day. Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt try to catch a squirrel that's been bullying the other squirrels on the block. read more

The Walk for the Runs Season 3, Episode 8

The Chances sign up for a charity walk to benefit Angry Bowel Syndrome, a condition Jimmy had as a child. Meanwhile, Burt and Virginia start to feel like they're getting old; and Jimmy finds it difficult to support Sabrina in a spat with her ex when he thinks she's at fault. read more

Candy Wars Season 3, Episode 7

For Natesville's annual Thanksgiving Radish Harvest Festival, Jimmy enters a contest to sell candy bars, and if he wins Hope can ride on a Thanksgiving float. But when he comes up short, Virginia and Maw Maw conjure up an ominous family secret that might push him over the top. read more

What Up, Bro? Season 3, Episode 6

Jimmy finds out he has an older brother from the time he was briefly adopted by another family, so he enlists Sabrina's help to stage a sibling reunion. Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt reconsider their decision to regain custody of Jimmy after discovering the other family's wealth and stability. read more

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do Season 3, Episode 5

Burt scouts out a gay bar when Jimmy is invited to meet Sabrina's friend and his partner, but Virginia wonders why her husband starts spending so much time there, so she decides to find out for herself on Halloween. read more

If a Ham Falls in the Woods Season 3, Episode 4

Jimmy and Sabrina's prenuptial marriage retreat turns into a family affair when Virginia and Burt, who wouldn't want to forgo a free vacation, and Sabrina's mom and her young lover decide to tag along. Meanwhile, Barney gives up his birthday plans to look after Maw Maw. read more

Throw Maw Maw From the House Season 3, Episode 3

Conclusion. The Chances' plot to spring Maw Maw from a nursing home hits a snag when Virginia begins to wonder if she'll receive better care there than at home. Meanwhile, Jimmy worries about the onset of dementia as he gets older, so he quizzes elderly patients about staying mentally sharp. read more

Throw Maw Maw From the House Season 3, Episode 2

Part 1 of 2. A social worker investigating a claim at the Chance house becomes suspicious of the family's treatment of Maw Maw and wonders if they're fit to care for her. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Jimmy's relationship is tested when she wants him to get rid of a favorite T-shirt. read more

Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal Season 3, Episode 1

The Chances meet Sabrina's mother in the Season 2 premiere at the funeral for her grandmother, whose videotaped last will and testament looms large in Jimmy and Sabrina's relationship. read more

I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back Season 2, Episode 22

In the Season 2 finale, a custody battle for Hope ensues in the aftermath of a tabloid TV-show's probe of the death of her serial-killer mom and revelations by the Chances. read more

Inside Probe Season 2, Episode 21

The sensational story of Hope's mother, serial killer Lucy Carlisle, is the subject of a tabloid TV show, giving the Chances the opportunity to recall their accounts of what happened when Jimmy met the now-deceased felon. read more

Sabrina's New Jimmy Season 2, Episode 20

Virginia plants a seed of jealousy in Jimmy's head when Sabrina finds a handsome new study partner. Meanwhile, Burt becomes obsessed with a wall figurine. read more

Hogging All The Glory Season 2, Episode 19

Burt runs for the chair of a Natesville church group against a holier-than-thou busybody, but his campaign might be over in a hurry unless he can find a replacement for a blind church member's guide pig before his opponent finds out. read more

Poking Holes in the Story Season 2, Episode 18

Virginia draws on her past experience as a young mother to counsel a troubled teen when she house-sits for a client. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina play along after Maw Maw once again confuses Jimmy with her late husband. read more

Spanks Butt, No Spanks Season 2, Episode 17

Hope's increasingly bad behavior leads to Virginia and Burt's suggestion to Jimmy that spanking might be the answer, since it worked like a charm when he was little. Meanwhile, Virginia and Sabrina team up to get rid of a raccoon that's living under the porch. read more

Single White Female Role Model Season 2, Episode 16

Sabrina is arrested at a protest for civil disobedience, but her two-week sentence in jail is made even worse by a prison attendant (Katy Perry) who claims that they're old friends. Meanwhile, Virginia saves the Natesville mayor from a public scandal, but Jimmy's political encounter could threaten Sabrina's freedom. read more

Sheer Madness Season 2, Episode 15

Jimmy and Sabrina decide to be more open with each other as their relationship grows, which leads to Jimmy helping her overcome a childhood phobia. Meanwhile, Burt comes clean with Virginia about a habit he's been hiding for years. read more

Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend Season 2, Episode 14

When Sabrina's relationship with Wyatt gets serious, a dejected Jimmy tries to make her jealous by convincing a student at Barney's improv class to be his make-believe girlfriend. read more

Tarot Cards Season 2, Episode 13

So stressed out during tax season that he hires Barney to manage his finances, Burt blurts a hurtful remark about Virginia's career, so she starts a new business as a tarot-card reader. Meanwhile, Jimmy wonders if Sabrina is moving to Africa with Wyatt. read more

Gambling Again Season 2, Episode 12

Gambling is a hard habit to break when Burt tries to win back all the Chances' things that he lost decades ago, and Virginia and Jimmy are powerless to stop him as they also get caught up in the betting craze, but their addiction comes back to haunt them when they miss Hope starring in a play written by Sabrina and directed by Shelley. read more

Mrs. Smartypants Season 2, Episode 11

Hope's early signs of above-average intelligence inspire Jimmy to return to school to take the high-school equivalency exam, but the GED class instructor turns out to be the teacher who used to torment him. Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt follow in Jimmy's footsteps lest their son become the smartest member of the family. read more

It's a Hopeful Life Season 2, Episode 10

Jimmy imagines a life without Hope when he enters a strange, dreamlike world where he never met her mother, Lucy (Bijou Phillips). Meanwhile, the Chances go to the movies, but are surprised to see cinematic versions of themselves on the screen. read more

The Men of New Natesville Season 2, Episode 9

When Jimmy starts hanging out with his coworker Frank, they realize they were both bullied by the same guy in high school, but their plot to get revenge on him years later doesn't work out like they'd hoped. read more

Bro-gurt Season 2, Episode 8

The National Invention Convention Extravaganza welcomes submissions to compete for a cash prize, so Burt teams with a neighbor to make flavored yogurts, and Jimmy and Sabrina work on a better baby mop. Andrew Dice Clay guest stars as himself. read more

Burt's Parents Season 2, Episode 7

Burt's well-to-do parents (Lee Majors, Shirley Jones) are last-minute Thanksgiving guests, but the Chances' decision to "borrow" someone else's house for the feast turns interesting when the real owners come home early. read more

Jimmy and the Kid Season 2, Episode 6

A 13-year-old's obsession with Sabrina drives Jimmy nuts; Burt and Virginia wonder how to get Maw Maw's gold tooth back—after she swallows it. read more

Killer Hope Season 2, Episode 5

While camped out on the front lawn due to a termite infestation, the Chances learn that Hope unveiled a violent streak at day care, and now they're afraid that she's inherited her mother's serial-killer gene. read more

Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent Baby! Season 2, Episode 4

Virginia, Burt, Jimmy and Sabrina go to Las Vegas when Delilah (Amy Sedaris) plans a big wedding, but Virginia is jealous of her cousin's fancy ceremony because she never had one. Meanwhile, Jimmy hopes his luck with Sabrina will improve in Sin City. read more

Kidnapped Season 2, Episode 3

Burt flashes back to a decades-old kidnapping story when the ponytailed drifter (Sean Bridgers) who was involved pays the Chances an unexpected visit. Meanwhile, Sabrina is anxious for a text from her boyfriend, which brings out Jimmy's jealousy. read more

Sabrina Has Money Season 2, Episode 2

Sabrina can't keep her family hidden any longer after Burt learns a secret about them, so she introduces the Chances to her father (Stephen Root). Meanwhile, Jimmy thinks an invitation to Sabrina's sister's party will help Hope make friends. read more

Prodigy Season 2, Episode 1

In the second-season premiere, Jimmy is surprised to learn that he was once a talented singer until an accident involving a golf club shattered his dreams, so he enlists his family to help him get his creative juices flowing again. Pop singer Greyson Chance guest stars as a teenage Jimmy. read more

Don't Vote for This Episode Season 1, Episode 22

In the first-season finale, the Chances recall the events of the year Jimmy turned 18, including Maw Maw kicking them out of the house; Jimmy's goth phase; and Burt and Virginia's belated entry into adulthood. read more

Baby Monitor Season 1, Episode 21

Burt and Virginia think the marriage of a neighboring couple (Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee) is in trouble when Hope's baby monitor transmits their conversations. Meanwhile, Hope and Maw Maw take part in Howdy's Market commercial competition with a rival store. read more

Everybody Flirts...Sometimes Season 1, Episode 20

The exposure of Burt's propensity for flirting puts the whole family in a coquettish mood as Jimmy and Sabrina try to butter up Barney at the store; Maw Maw parts with her keepsakes; and Virginia has a stalker at a coffee shop. read more

Sleep Training Season 1, Episode 19

Burt and Virginia sleep-train Hope; Jimmy's new girlfriend introduces him to a strange beverage that takes him on a frightening trip. read more

Cheaters Season 1, Episode 18

Maw Maw meets a potential boyfriend (Jerry Van Dyke) at Shelley's day-care center. Meanwhile, Jimmy is in for a scary ride when he takes Sabrina to visit Wyatt, whom she suspects has been unfaithful. read more

Mongooses Season 1, Episode 17

The Chances seek legal advice about their wills, but Burt is dismayed by Jimmy's decision to assign Hope's guardianship to Sabrina. Meanwhile, Maw Maw worries about a mongoose infestation. read more

The Cultish Personality Season 1, Episode 16

Jimmy's cousin Mike returns from a six-month spiritual journey with a new wife (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and a trio of brother-husbands. Meanwhile, Burt tries to help his brother (J.K. Simmons) fix his troubled father-son relationship with Mike. read more

Snip Snip Season 1, Episode 15

Sabrina blackmails Virginia to stay quiet when the two discover secrets about each other. Meanwhile, the family votes for Burt to get a vasectomy. read more

What Up, Cuz? Season 1, Episode 14

Virginia has an uneasy reunion with her cousin---and nemesis---Delilah (Amy Sedaris), who pays a surprise visit to cash in on Maw Maw's estate (even though she's still alive) and reveals that she's still attracted to Burt. Meanwhile, Jimmy freaks out when Maw Maw takes off on Sabrina's moped. read more

A Germ of a Story Season 1, Episode 13

The Chances' new obsession with cleanliness leads to a discovery, via old home movies, of the secret behind the family's history of good health. read more

Romeo and Romeo Season 1, Episode 12

Jimmy meets another single dad who is similarly lacking a social life, but their potential friendship hits a snag after Jimmy learns he's a client of Virginia's housekeeping service. read more

Toy Story Season 1, Episode 11

Jimmy pleads with Burt to save a doll for Hope during his annual scheme of scalping the season's hottest toy. Meanwhile, Virginia campaigns to get the Chances in their church's living nativity scene. read more

Burt Rocks Season 1, Episode 10

Jimmy gets Burt's idol, Smokey Floyd (Jason Lee), to help him realize the rock-and-roll dreams the elder Chance gave up when he became a father. read more

Meet the Grandparents Season 1, Episode 9

Jimmy invites Hope's maternal grandparents (Greg Germann, Valerie Mahaffey) for Thanksgiving, but the Chances soon discover that the deceased Lucy's felonious ways may have been hereditary. read more

Blue Dots Season 1, Episode 8

Jimmy's desire to move Hope to a more exclusive day-care center hits a snag when one of Burt's past indiscretions comes to light, but it's not the end of the family's legal troubles. read more

The Sniffles Season 1, Episode 7

The family's lack of health insurance is magnified when Hope catches a cold, so Jimmy looks for a job with benefits---at Sabrina's grocery store---while Virginia tries to protect Maw Maw from getting infected. read more

Family Secrets Season 1, Episode 6

Jimmy wonders how many skeletons are in the Chance family's closet when he receives a box of videos of Hope's mother (Bijou Phillips) in prison, and ponders showing them to his daughter. read more

Happy Halloween Season 1, Episode 5

Jimmy offers to take the place of Sabrina's boyfriend when he can't attend her coworker's Halloween party, and Virginia takes Maw Maw trick-or-treating. read more

Happy Halloween/Family Secrets

Jimmy offers to take the place of Sabrina's boyfriend when he can't attend her coworker's Halloween party, and Virginia takes Maw Maw trick-or-treating. Later, Jimmy receives a box of videos of Hope's mother (Bijou Phillips) in prison, and ponders showing them to his daughter. read more

Say Cheese Season 1, Episode 4

A visit from Sabrina inspires Jimmy to start including pictures of Hope in the family photo album, despite the Chances' spotty track record when it comes to group portraits. read more

Dream Hoarders Season 1, Episode 3

Virginia is outed as a hoarder when the family is forced to baby-proof the house after Hope learns how to crawl; Jimmy invents reasons to see Sabrina at the grocery store. read more

Dead Tooth Season 1, Episode 2

Jimmy needs a babysitter when he goes back to work, so he turns to Sabrina's cousin (Kate Micucci) for help; Burt tries to persuade Virginia to stop smoking. read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

In the premiere of this comedy about a new addition to an extended dysfunctional family, 23-year-old Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) adjusts to life as a single father following a fling with a violent criminal (Bijou Phillips), but he has some difficulty convincing his parents to take in another mouth to feed. read more

Raising Hope Episode: "Murder She Hoped; Dysfunction Function"

Episode Synopsis: The Chances get new neighbors, but Burt begins to think there's more to them than meets the eye. In the second half-hour, Burt and Virginia are afraid that Jimmy and Sabrina's marriage is in a rut, so they try to help them out of it by using their own experiences as a guide.
Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2013
Guest Cast Diedrich Bader: Gary Michelle Hurd: Agent Thompson Gregg Binkley: Barney Rebecca Lowman: Gina

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Premiered: September 21, 2010, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Twenty-three-year-old Jimmy Chance adjusts to life as a single father in this comedy about a new addition to an extended dysfunctional family.

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