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Jimmy and Frank Surprised by Their Childhood Bully on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 7th 2011 1:00AM
'Raising Hope' - 'The Men of New Natesville'Frank has been getting more and more play this season on 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX), and it looks like he's poised to become Jimmy's new friend to replace the two from season one who've basically disappeared. But they're doing it without minimizing his weirdness.

In fact, the more we learn about Frank, the weirder he is. That said, we were equal parts in love with, disturbed by and impressed with the scale model of the town he built throughout his house. Sure, it's a testament to his loneliness, as we learned when he revealed to Jimmy that he was bullied incessantly through school.

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Greyson Chance Talks 'Raising Hope' & Shoots Down 'Glee' Rumors (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 5th 2011 7:30PM
YouTube sensation turned recording artist and TV star Greyson Chance visited 'Good Day LA' (weekdays 9AM PT on Fox) to talk about what might be next in the 14-year-old's ridiculously busy career. It was just last April when Greyson posted his performance of Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi' onto the Web; since then he's been on 'Ellen,' recorded an album and was cast as young Jimmy on 'Raising Hope.' His character Jimmy was incredibly talented as a child, but as Chance explained it, "Then I get hit by a golf club ... and that changes everything."

Dorothy Lucey asked Chance about rumors that he might be making an appearance on 'Glee,' but he shot them down with a smile. "Please, spread them," he joked. "I would love to be on 'Glee.'"

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Pitching Inventions to Andrew Dice Clay on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 30th 2011 2:00AM
Andrew Dice Clay, 'Raising Hope' - 'Bro-Gurt'Andrew Dice Clay and Patton Oswalt partnered up to provide a memorable guest appearance on 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX). Ultimately, it turns out Clay was little more than the Great and Powerful Oz to Oswalt's Wizard. Yes, it was as weird as that sounds.

The premise was simple enough: The family decided to try to create investments that Clay would endorse and help them take to market. But it turned out the entire thing was a scam, so nobody was getting a fast ticket out of their lives.

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Burt and Virginia Pretend to Be Rich For His Parents on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 16th 2011 1:15AM
'Raising Hope' - 'Burt's Parents'When Virginia came up with the crazy idea of pretending to be someone else on 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX), we just knew it was going to end in disaster. She was doing it for Burt, though, in an attempt to allow him to finally impress them -- he's apparently been a chronic disappointment since childhood.

So when they decide to drop by for Thanksgiving, the family pretends to live at one of the rich homes Virginia cleans. It all goes great, until the family comes home early. They were lucky they just got thrown out. But they weren't the only ones lying either.

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Richard Dean Anderson Punches Jimmy in the Face on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 9th 2011 4:00AM
'Raising Hope' - 'Jimmy and the Kid'When Jimmy gets a 13-year old competitor for Sabrina's affections, he has to think quickly on 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX). He has to not only get the kid to stop making fun of him in front of her, but he needs to convince the kid not to tell Sabrina that Jimmy loves her. What else to do but hook him up with a girl his own age.

Only this goes terribly wrong when the girl's father -- who happens to be Richard Dean Anderson -- happens to walk up on Jimmy when he's talking to her and it sounds like it's Jimmy who's trying to make a move.

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Lucas Neff On 'Raising Hope': 'Everybody's Afraid of This Baby' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 7th 2011 7:00PM
Lucas Neff, who plays the father of the possible-future-serial-killer baby on 'Raising Hope,' stopped by 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) to hang out with Jillian Barberie, Dorothy Lucey and his sometime co-star Steve Edwards, who's shown his acting range in a few episodes of 'Raising Hope,' appearing as a news anchor.

Dorothy asked if his other co-star Cloris Leachman was afraid of the baby. "Everybody's afraid of this baby," he said. "It's the most terrifying baby on prime-time." 'Hope' is actually played by a set of twins, Bailey and Riley, who Lucas said are "really great listeners."

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Secrets Revealed Test Burt and Virginia's Marriage on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 5th 2011 2:15AM
'Raising Hope' - 'Kidnapped'Maw Maw has been a lot more coherent this season on 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX), and it's a welcome evolution. We'd never want her to lose her crazy completely, but now that they know Cloris Leachman is a regular cast member, they seem prepared to have her more involved in the actual storylines.

This week, we got a series of flashbacks about a time Burt was kidnapped when Jimmy was a little kid. One by one, Virginia, Burt and then Maw Maw revealed further details to the story until the truth lay finally revealed.

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Sabrina's Secret Leads to Toilet Envy for Burt and Virginia on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 28th 2011 1:45AM
'Raising Hope' - 'Sabrina Has Money'All this time, we thought we knew Sabrina on 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX). She was a cashier down at the grocery store, so while she seemed more educated and refined than Jimmy, we just chalked it up to a better home experience.

We had no idea, and neither did the Chance family. While working, Burt stumbled upon her family secret. Sabrina comes from money. And not just comfortable living; her father is worth $20 million, as he was more than proud to say.

She apparently shuns him and his excess, not wanting to have money handed to her and instead preferring to earn it. This makes no sense to the Chance family, and even less sense when they discover the symbol of luxury in her father's house: a $2,000 toilet.

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Cloris Leachman Really Wants to Know Regis Philbin's Future TV Plans (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Sep 26th 2011 6:30PM
Cloris Leachman and Regis Philbin shared a moment Monday on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), even if it was somewhat uncomfortable for everyone else. The 'Raising Hope' star turned the tables on her interviewer, asking Regis a series of questions about his future TV plans after he leaves 'Live' at the end of the year.

Turning her back to the audience, Leachman clasped Regis' hand and asked him, repeatedly, what he'd be doing in the next phase of his career. He tried to tell her that he doesn't know exactly, but hopes he'll be back on TV in some capacity (we've heard he's filming some kind of reality show). It soon became apparent that she wasn't going to let up. "Uh oh, it's one of those," he groaned.

The segment really began to feel like eavesdropping on a private conversation when Leachman moved in closer, and Regis, sounding a little sad, said "I don't know, honey. I really don't know." As Kelly Ripa took a rare moment of silence, a quick shot of the audience suggested that they didn't know how to react to this unusual moment of intimacy, either.

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Jimmy Tries to Recover a Long Lost Talent on 'Raising Hope' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 21st 2011 6:15AM
'Raising Hope' - 'Prodigy'After watching the Season 2 premiere of 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX), I find myself wondering what other secret talents will be revealed about the Chance family. This episode saw Jimmy discover that he may well have been a musical prodigy as a child.

Sabrina was also impressed with the footage of a young Jimmy singing and playing the piano, with girls swooning. But a freak accident on a mini golf course cost him months of memory, and his musical talent.

The episode was about Jimmy trying to recover those lost gifts, and for a moment while drunk with his parents, the family thought he had. As it turns out, just as booze makes other people look better, it can also make terrible singers sound better.

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Dot-Marie Jones Will Roshambo for the Emmy (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 23rd 2011 4:30PM
Dot-Marie Jones on her 'Glee' Emmy nomination on 'Good Day LA'Dot-Marie Jones's Coach Beiste is perhaps the only person in the 'Glee' universe who could go toe-to-toe with Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester. For that fortitude and charisma, she was rewarded with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress.

Tuesday, 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on FOX) anchor Tony McEwing got a glimpse of how intimidating Jones can be when he mispronounced her character's name (it's pronounced like "beast," but McEwing said "beasty").

McEwing immediately apologized, and asked her to be gentle. "I'm always gentle," she said, "for a minute." He also noticed she had a broken foot. "I broke a bone because somebody wasn't gentle, Tony," said Jones.

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Martha Plimpton Details Cloris Leachman's 'Antics' on the 'Raising Hope' Set (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 19th 2011 2:40PM
Martha Plimpton of 'Raising Hope' on 'Access Hollywood Live'We learned a few things about Cloris Leachman from Martha Plimpton's appearance on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC) Friday. She likes the liquor. She may lick you. And if she doesn't like your hair, she's not afraid to tell you. And Kit Hoover loved every bit of that. "I want to hang with her," said Hoover. "I want to go out for cocktails with her."

Plimpton said cocktails would be a good idea -- Bloody Marys in the morning and something with vodka in it for later in the day. Hoover asked about Leachman's "antics" on the 'Raising Hope' set. "It's just never ending," said Plimpton. "She likes to lick people. She loves to lick our director's head."

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Cloris Leachman Talks Emmys, 'Raising Hope' on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 22nd 2011 5:30PM
Cloris Leachman talks 'Raising Hope' and Emmys on 'The View'Cloris Leachman is the undisputed queen of the Emmys. She's already won eight prime time Emmys and one daytime Emmy, and her nomination in the "guest star" category for 'Raising Hope' brings the comedienne's career nomination total to 22. If she wins, ten Emmys would give her more than any other performer. The idea agrees with her, she said Friday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC).

How would winning a tenth Emmy make her feel? "Powerful, I like it," said Leachman, flexing her muscles for the camera. Sherri Shepherd introduced a 1973 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' clip of Leachman playing landlord Phyllis Lindtrom that won her an Emmy in 1973.

In the clip, she detailed the mating habits of bees, where the female is the queen and the male is the slave who dies after mating. "All in all, not a bad system," she said. A little more coherent than Leachman's 'Raising Hope' character, but probably not too far off in philosophy.

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