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Greg Garcia and Shannon Woodward Talk RAISING HOPE’s Renewal

January 11, 2011 by  

Fox has picked up a second season of RAISING HOPE.

“RAISING HOPE has emerged as a comedic standout: wickedly smart, hilarious and full of heart,” network president Kevin Reilly said in a statement. “Greg Garcia and his great cast have established an appointment show on Tuesday nights this season and we’re confident it’s just the beginning of great things to come.”

When series star Shannon Woodward (Sabrina) heard RAISING HOPE was called “appointment” viewing, she laughed.

“It’s exciting,” she said. “We’re really glad people are accepting the show into their scheduling.”

I caught up with series creator Greg Garcia early this morning and he was understandably upbeat about the early renewal.

“We feel good,” Garcia told me. “I mean, we’ve got to first figure out what the hell we’re going to do for the rest of this season, but it’s good. You’re real happy for the crew and the cast and everybody who’s been working really hard. There’s a little bit of you that feels like you’re in mile 20 of a marathon and someone stops you and says, ‘Hey, when you get up there, grab an orange slice and turn around and go back.’ [Laughs] But we’re going to enjoy the news and then get to work!”

Are you happy RAISING HOPE will return next season?

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16 Responses to “Greg Garcia and Shannon Woodward Talk RAISING HOPE’s Renewal”

  1. Alanna B on January 11th, 2011 3:01 pm

    SO glad this was renewed! It’s my favorite new network show this season, for sure.

  2. ~Michelle~ on January 11th, 2011 3:07 pm

    Ditto – my fav new show this season, glad it will be back!

  3. Ben Phelps on January 11th, 2011 3:44 pm

    If I’ve never seen it, is it worth catching up on? I’m hearing good things about The Middle, too, but haven’t gotten into that one either

  4. Kwlly on January 11th, 2011 3:51 pm

    love, love, love this show. One of the few I look forward to watching this season.

  5. Crystal on January 11th, 2011 3:53 pm

    This is one of the funniest shows that have come along in a very long while. I am happy it was renewed and look forward to much laughter next season. Thanks!

  6. Kimber on January 11th, 2011 4:10 pm

    YAY! This is fantastic news, as Raising Hope is definitely my favourite new show of 2010. It’s hilarious! I also love its Tuesday night pair of Running Wilde, but I fear news for that series will not be as favourable…

  7. Sarah on January 11th, 2011 4:11 pm

    This is my favorite show. I told my best friend about it and she has literally made everyone she knows sit and watch episodes with her. This show is outstanding.

  8. chris on January 11th, 2011 4:13 pm

    this has to be based on my family. i love this show!!!!! FUNNY!!!!!!!!

  9. Leslee on January 11th, 2011 4:19 pm

    I love this Show!!! I am thrilled it is coming back. It is the funniest show I have seen in a long time.

  10. Tiffany on January 11th, 2011 4:22 pm

    I would be surprised if there wasn’t a second season. This show is just hilarious and heart-warming. I’m not usually good at keeping up with shows, but I’ve done quite well with Raising Hope.

  11. Kendal on January 11th, 2011 4:36 pm

    Very happy about this. So well deserved. Brilliant show. Glad I can call myself a fan. Now I just need the rest of this season. I can’t take re-runs much longer.

  12. Amy on January 11th, 2011 5:13 pm

    My daughter and I are both Gleeks – but Raising Hope has blown them out of the water!! OUTSTANDING show – there are times I literally can’t breathe because we are laughing so hard!! It has DRAMASTICALLY changed our Tuesday nights 😉

  13. devina on January 11th, 2011 7:22 pm

    i LOVE raising hope:) first when i heard of the premiere and heard the title i thought it will be a drama show but when i watched it, its different and its funny too. Showing how to be a one family and work together. Even my older brother like it too.

  14. Jenny on January 11th, 2011 9:42 pm

    Raising Hope is awesome, and deserves this renewal. I’m so happy!!!

  15. Alpha on May 4th, 2011 9:25 am

    Best comedy on TV. Burt is the star of a great set of characters. My wife said that someone must be watching me and eavesdropping on my conversations because Burt says a lot of the same crap that I do.

  16. Steve on May 18th, 2011 10:05 pm

    Brilliant show and can’t wait for Season Two. About time we had a decent comedy on tele instead of the continual reality rubbish.