Fox Cancels Raising Hope
The goofy, at times high-concept comedy will conclude with an hour-long finale episode on Friday, April 4. Despite gaining considerable critical praise, and even some Emmy nominations, the series never really found a substantial audience. Underwhelming ratings led to the series being moved around the schedule and experiencing inconsistent episode airings. With the latest move to Friday nights (where television series go to die) the ratings hit series lows.
"Getting to know and love the Chance family on Raising Hope
has been a sweet, hilarious ride. Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons," saidFox Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly and Chief Operating Officer Joe Earley, in a joint statement.
Executive producer and current showrunner, Mike Marino stated, "On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope's
amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons. We planned our Season Four finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication."
fate comes on the heels of the announcement that the network has renewed New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
and The Mindy Project.
The comedy starred Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Cloris Leachman.
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