FOX announced today that the comedy Raising Hope will air its series finale with a special one-hour “farewell event” April 4 at 9pm ET. The series will end after four seasons, having debuted in the fall of 2010.
“On behalf of myself, [creator] 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,” said executive producer Mike Mariano, in a release. “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.”
Also in the release, Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment, and Joe Earley, chief operating officer of Fox Broadcasting Company, said, ““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.”
The April 4 Raising Hope series finale kicks off at 9pm ET/PT with the new episode “How I Met Your Mullet,” in which guest star Lesley Nicol plays Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) new maid. Then, at 9:30pm ET/PT, “The Father Daughter Dance” episode has Virginia’s (Martha Plimpton) dad (guest star Jeffrey Tambor) returning to Natesville with a big surprise for her and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), including a musical performance by Kenny Loggins (guest-starring as himself).
The series finale of Raising Hope airs April 4 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX.