Though Bijou Philips' fate appears to be cemented in the pilot of new Fox comedy Raising Hope, creator and executive producer Greg Garcia confirms to TV Guide Magazine that we will be seeing the actress again. "She comes back for an episode. We shot it last week and it was very funny," he said at the Fox's PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Party, sponsored by TV Guide Magazine, on September 13.
Phillips plays the mother of a baby that a flawed family has to raise after she is no longer in the picture. The show follows the baby's father; 23-year-old Jimmy (Lucas Neff), his none-too-thrilled parents (Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt) and his great grandmother Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) as they take care of the new addition to their family.
While the child's mother will not be sticking around, Garcia reveals to TV Guide Magazine that he originally wanted Phillips to be a long-term part of the show.
"We actually had a version where she [stayed], but it kind of felt cleaner for the series if he just go ahead an cut it off," he says. "But we love her so we're finding ways to bring her back every once in a while."
Raising Hope premieres Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c on Fox