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.
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.'"
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.
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.
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.
According to Deadline, Mimi Rogers will guest star on at least two episodes of the hit CBS comedy.
Rogers will play the mother of Ashton Kutcher's billionaire character and Deadline reports her character is a noted primatologist. We bet some hijinks will ensue.
In other casting news ...
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."
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.
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.
We've gotten cozy hanging out in the Chance house on 'Raising Hope,' but tonight's episode (Tues., Sept. 27, 9:30PM ET on Fox) has the crew moving on up.
See, Sabrina doesn't really have to work at the grocery store. Truth is, she comes from money -- like sick mansions and fancy yachts kind of money -- and this week the Chance family will get to meet her crazy, gun-toting father Cap, played by the fabulously funny Stephen Root.
I visited the show while they were on location at Cap's mansion to see everyone all dressed up (Virginia's wearing lipstick! Jimmy and Burt are in short-sleeved button-downs!) and to find out what we'll learn about wealthy Sabrina's past.
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.
Around 11 million viewers tuned in to 'New Girl' for the actress' series regular TV debut Tuesday night, making the new Fox sitcom the highest-rated show for the night with a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49. The comedy, about a woman who moves in with three dudes after a bad breakup, fared even better among women 18-34, scoring a 6.6 rating in that demo.
'New Girl' is Fox's biggest fall sitcom debut since 'Cedric the Entertainer Presents' in 2002. (Though let's hope 'New Girl' fares better than that one-season wonder.)
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.
She's had recent TV turns on 'The Good Wife,' 'Fringe' and 'How to Make It In America,' but now that she's on TV each week playing Virginia, the matriarch of the quick-witted but desperately average Chance family, we mostly see her in jeans and a t-shirt or her character's maid uniform.
Not exactly glamorous. So with TV's big night fast-approaching, I was curious to find out what she was planning on wearing to the awards (Sun., Sept. 18, 8PM ET/5PM PT on Fox).
"Oh I don't know yet. I can't answer that yet ... I don't know," she said on the L.A. set of 'Raising Hope.' But I kept pressing ...
Whether you need a prematurely precocious tyke to spout one-liners, or a serious little man to play the heir to a lineage of serial killers, it's not the kind of thing you can just CGI in. To tell a real-life story, you're just gonna have to suck it up, work on your knock-knock jokes and get ready to act alongside real-life little ones.
Fall TV is chock full of children, but there are a few special squirts -- and several more mature minors -- that have caught our eye, including a new little Lily on 'Modern Family,' a hot 'Terra Nova' teen and an animated 40-year-old trapped in a 7-year-old's body.
Check out our favorite kids of the fall TV season after the jump ...