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FOX fall TV 2013 premiere dates: 'New Girl' Season 3, 'Bones' Season 9 and more start a little early

FOX has announced premiere dates for its fall schedule, and as usual the network will launch its series both earlier and later than the other networks.Four nights of programming and shows including "Bones," "Glee," "New Girl" and "The X Factor" will premiere before the official start of the 2013-14 season on Sept. 23. That will help those shows get a decent run of episodes in before postseason baseball puts them on the shelf for a while in October. The network is also saving a few of its premieres for after the World Series. Futuristic cop show "Almost Human" won't debut until Nov. 4, and comedies "Raising Hope" and "Enlisted" are set for Nov. 8. "Bones" is also shifting from Monday to Friday in November.Here's the full rundown of FOX's fall premieres. All times are Eastern/Pacific, and new shows are in bold. For a complete list of debut dates, see Zap2it's fall premieres calendar.Wednesday, Sept. 118... Read More...

Emmys 2013: 13 TV shows likely to be overlooked

Since the Emmy ballots have been sent out to voters, the entertainment world is busy speculating about which shows will get Emmy nominations in 2013. But what about the many deserving shows that will most likely be ignored? Every year, plenty of television programs fail to get any Emmy love. From "Psych" to "Hannibal" to "Fringe," here are 13 of the biggest errors the Emmy voters of 2013 are about to make.Last-minute disqualification: "Orphan Black" Were it not for Tatiana Maslany's surprise win at the Critics' Choice Awards, this BBC America wouldn't even be on anyone's radar. It's still a long-shot. 13. "Raising Hope" For three seasons, this comedy about five generations of a love, blue-collar family is as sweet as it is insanely funny. The acting is uniformly good -- even baby Hope is entertaining -- and the humor of everyday life never gets old. Cloris Leachman and Martha Plimpton have both been...

Raising Hope Star Lucas Neff Reveals His Dreams for a Sabrina/Jimmy Baby and Reacts to Game of Thrones' Shocking Red Wedding

Celebified and Wetpaint tracked down Lucas Neff on the ATX Television Festival red carpet, who dished on what's next for Sabrina and Jimmy on Raising Hope. Plus, this Game of Thrones superfan shares his reactions to the heart-wrenching Red Wedding. Read More...

American Horror Story, The New Normal, Raising Hope Win GLAAD Media Awards

American Horror Story: Asylum , The New Normal and Raising Hope were among the winners at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Saturday in Los Angeles.

TV ratings: 'American Idol' hits an all-time low Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 28, 2013Thursday's "American Idol" sunk to the show's lowest adults 18-49 rating ever, notching a very ordinary 2.7 in the demographic. It finished behind CBS' NCAA tournament coverage at 10 o'clock (pending updates) and "Grey's Anatomy" in the demo.Also Thursday, "The Vampire Diaries" and "Scandal" were down a little bit from last week, and the season finale of "Raising Hope" on FOX didn't keep much of its "Idol" lead-in. NBC's "1600 Penn" limped to the end of its season.FOX averaged 7.5 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households to lead the night. ABC (7.05 million, 4.7/8) edged CBS (6.9 million, 4.5/7) for second place, although the Eye's numbers may rise some with adjustments for its live sports coverage. NBC came in fourth with 2.6 million viewers and a 1.8/3. The CW (2 million, 1.2/2) trailed.ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each scoring a...

'Raising Hope' Season 3 finale: Burt Chance bar mitzvah - kooky? Very

There is a lot to like in the Season 3 finale of "Raising Hope," starting with the fact that it's not the series finale. FOX has picked up the series for next season, so we'll get to see at least one more year of the weird, warm -- and musical! -- Chance family.Thursday's (March 28) hour-long finale was two holiday-pegged episodes tied together. The first, which touched on both Easter and Passover, is timely, but the second was clearly meant to air closer to Mother's Day in May. No matter, though -- if "Community" can have Halloween on Valentine's Day, "Raising Hope" can be a little early on Mother's Day, particularly with an episode as strong and sweet as "Mother's Day" was.FOX's teasers understandably focused on Cloris Leachman's dual role as Maw Maw and her 104-year-old mother, who thinks she's been dead for 20 years and is waiting for angels to come and take her....

'Raising Hope' season finale: Cloris Leachman doubles down as Maw Maw's maw

The season finale of "Raising Hope" will feature twice as much Cloris Leachman as usual. The multiple Emmy winner gets to play opposite herself in the hour-long finale, which airs Thursday (March 28), following "American Idol." When Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Barney (Gregg Binkley) travel to Maw Maw's (Leachman) childhood home, they discover her mother might still be alive. The reunion between mother and daughter, as FOX has teased in promos and you can see in the below video -- exclusive to Zap2it -- is not the happiest one you'll ever witness.Leachman says it was her idea that Maw Maw should have a living mother, and then creator Greg Garcia's brainstorm to have her play both roles. Dillahunt calls it a "Milchian bit of casting," referring to the fact that he played two different parts (at different times in the show's run) on David Milch's HBO series "Deadwood."Oh, and in case you're wondering about Lucas...

Raising Hope Season 3 Finale “Burt Mitzvah – The Musical; Mother’s Day”

Raising Hope season 3 Episode 20 & 21 “Burt Mitzvah – The Musical; Mother’s Day” airs Thursday, March 28 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode synopsis: Burt’s parents (Guest stars Shirley Jones and Lee Majors) come to town with the surprising news that he actually is Jewish. So Burt takes a musical crash course in his newfound heritage to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah he never had. READ MORE...

RAISING HOPE Season Finale Preview: The Cast Sings ‘Rock the Torah’

RAISING HOPE has had its fair share of musical numbers this season, but in the first part of its full hour season finale (“Burt Mitzvah – The Musical”), the series puts on three full-scale song productions. And be honest, you don’t want to wait until Thursday to get a glimpse of what’s to come. So, [...]

RAISING HOPE Video Exclusive: Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton Clean A Viewer’s Home — As Burt and Virginia

It’s increasingly hard to lure viewers to watch television — whether it’s in the traditional way (on TV) or via newer methods (DVR, online, iTunes, etc.)  — so networks have had to step up their game to get noticed. Enter: Fox’s RAISING HOPE. See, the delightful comedy often finds itself in the same predicament as [...]