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RAISING HOPE Season 3 Preview Video: The Cast, Plus Guest Stars Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren, Tease What’s to Come

If you were craving some serious RAISING HOPE spoilers, Fox has you covered. In this newly released season 3 preview video, the cast of RAISING HOPE (including guest stars Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren) teases what’s to come in the season premiere, and it sure seems like it’s going to be crazy-good… RAISING HOPE returns [...] //

Raising Hope Taps Will & Grace Alum to Lead Couples Retreat

Jimmy ( Lucas Neff ) and Sabrina ( Shannon Woodward ) have faced their fair share of challenges on Raising Hope , but can they survive their first couples retreat? The Fox comedy has cast Will & Grace alum Leslie Jordan to play the leader at a... //

First Look: Raising Hope Books Mom-Daughter Duo

Five decades after The Birds almost pecked her to death, Tippi Hedren ends up in a casket on the October 2 season premiere of Raising Hope . Hedren plays Sabrina's recently deceased and filthy rich Nana (she appears alive in a videotaped message). Added bonus: Hedren's daughter, Melanie Griffith , plays Sabrina's narcissistic mom, Tamara. //

'Raising Hope' Season 3: Chris Klein kinda-sorta joins the family

"Raising Hope" has lined up another guest star for its third season in the form of "American Reunion" star Chris Klein. His connection to the Chance family, though, is something of a mystery.Klein, who also has a recurring role on FX's "Wilfred," will do a one-off appearance in an episode this fall, FOX confirms (The Hollywood Reporter broke the news). He'll play a character named Brad, a locally famous real estate agent.Here's where the mystery comes in: Burt and Virginia (Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton) will tell Jimmy (Lucas Neff) that Brad is his "'almost' long-lost older brother." Which means ... what, exactly? FOX says the episode will explore how, had things gone differently during Jimmy's childhood, he and Brad might have been siblings."Raising Hope" will also feature guest turns by Melanie Griffith (as Sabrina's mom), Tippi Hedren (Sabrina's grandmother), Wilmer Valderrama (Sabrina's mom's younger boyfriend) and Jenny Slate (a social worker who checks up... //

'Raising Hope' Adds Chris Klein to the Family (Exclusive)

The "American Pie" and "Wilfred" star will play an "almost" long-lost member of the Chance clan. //

RAISING HOPE Casts Jenny Slate For Season 3 Arc

This can’t bode well for the Chance family — Fox has confirmed that former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE actress Jenny Slate has booked a multi-episode arc on RAISING HOPE as a social worker. According to TVLine (who was first to report the casting news), Slate’s Joan "checks in on little Hope’s living conditions." Given how last [...] //

TV ratings: Olympics fall significantly Thursday as games start winding down

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012NBC's coverage of the Olympics hit its lowest mark of the 2012 Summer Games Thursday night. The Peacock still dominated the night as viewers watched Usain Bolt win his second straight 200-meter gold medal.The lower ratings for the games allowed a couple other shows to get back to their normal levels. CBS' "Big Brother" and ABC's "Rookie Blue" climbed back to their non-Olympic levels. (Pending updates, anyway: Some local markets carried NFL preseason games.)NBC drew 22.4 million viewers and a 13.4 rating/22 share in households in primetime, its smallest audience for this Olympics by several million viewers. CBS (5.8 million, 3.8/6) came in second, beating out ABC (5.1 million, 3.0/5). FOX finished fourth with 2.7 million viewers and a 1.7/3. The CW (774,000, 0.5/1) trailed.NBC also took a hit in the adults 18-49 demographic, although its 6.8 rating was still more than the other four networks combined. CBS,... //

Wilmer Valderrama to Romance Melanie Griffith on 'Raising Hope'

The former "Awake" co-star has booked a recurring role on the Fox comedy's third season. //

Raising Hope: Melanie Griffith in Talks to Play Sabrina's Mom

Melanie Griffith is in final negotiations to join Raising Hope as Sabrina's mom, E! Online reports. Little is known about the role other than that the Working Girl actress would appear in multiple episodes this coming season. Stephen Root played...  //

'Raising Hope' Finale: Custody Battle For Hope

After the jaw-dropping surprise reveal that Lucy wasn't dead after all on last week's penultimate episode of " Raising Hope " (Tue., 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox), she took Jimmy and his whole family to court this week in hopes of regaining custody of Hope. And her lawyer had a trick up her sleeve as well. The Chances thought their odds pretty good considering Lucy was a serial killer convicted and sentenced to death. But after her execution was botched, Lucy's record was wiped clean to avoid any embarrassment by the state, and so her serial killer past was inadmissible. Her lawyer brought in virtually every guest star the show has ever had in a very "Seinfeld"-ian stream of memories, ultimately leading to Jimmy losing custody. But fate intervened just as Jimmy was ready to leave the country to stay with his daughter. After finding out he loved Sabrina, Lucy decided to kill her and chased her down the street with a knife, where she promptly got hit by a bus. That truly brings a whole new meaning to the old cliche of a sitcom solving the biggest problems in 22 minutes. "Raising Hope" has been renewed and will return in Fall 2012 on Fox. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //