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Cloris Leachman Gets 'Raising Hope' Promotion

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 1st 2011 11:30AM
Cloris LeachmanWhen 'Raising Hope' returns this fall, the show will have a brand new series regular: Cloris Leachman.

Yep, the veteran sitcom star has been upped from "special guest star" to series regular after a season.

When the show returns, look for them to have fun with Leachman in the title credits. Instead of a typical credit of "and Cloris Leachman," her credit will read "and introducing Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw."

"I thought it would be funny to make it 'introducing Cloris Leachman,' and she thought it was hilarious," series creator Greg Garcia told TV Guide.

Leachman's schedule kept her as a "special guest star" during the first season, but now everything has fallen into place for season 2.

"I am inspired by her," Garcia said of the 85-year-old actress. "She's sharp as a tack and here working all hours of the night ... She's fun and funny and has great ideas. Her rule is if it's funny, she'll do it. And she trusts us."

Leachman is currently touring the country with her one-woman show and signed to co-star alongside Colin Firth in 'Gambit.'

'Raising Hope' returns to Fox this fall on Tuesdays at 9:30PM.

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This show is absolutely hilarious and definitely worth watching! It seems like people don’t like the name and they aren’t interested in watching it and that was the case for me. I accidentally came across the show on DISHonline and I fell in love with it! I can’t wait for the new season to come back on TV on Tuesday and I know a lot of people haven’t watched some of the episodes, but it’s online at DISHOnline.com. I actually have a DISH Network employee account and this movie is available online and all you have to do is sign into your DISH Network online account and voila, you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips. There's also a ton of other content available for non-DISH customers and anyone can check it out at http://bit.ly/dJzWgo for more information!

September 19 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This woman *makes* Raising Hope.. I thought she already was a regular.

June 01 2011 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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