New Release: Raising Hope Season 1 DVD

Release Date: Sept. 20, 2011
DVD $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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It's all in the family for Brad Dillahunt (l.), Martha Plimpton and Lucas Neff in Raising Hope.

Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (TV’s My Name is Earl), the comedy television series Raising Hope stars newcomer Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton (The Goonies), Garret Dillahunt (Winter’s Bone) and Cloris Leachman (American Cowslip).

In the sitcom, a one-night stand becomes a life-long commitment when 23-year-old Jimmy Chance (Neff) inadvertently impregnates a wanted felon. After she has had the baby behind bars, Jimmy decides to raise Hope (aka Princess Beyonce) on his own. Jimmy, together with his family – his Maw Maw (Leachman), his mother Virginia (Plimpton ) and his father Burt (Dillahunt ) – face play dates, amusing family photo shoots, rock star dreams, vasectomies and a whole lot more.

The TV show, which was renewed for a second season, picked up two nomination for the 63rd Emmy Awards — one for Best Actress in a Comedy for Plimpton and another for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Leachman, who will be billed is a series regular in season two.

Bonus features on the DVD include the following:

  • commentaries
  • featurettes
  • deleted and extended scenes
  • gag reel, commentaries
  • original unaired pilot episode


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