Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
TV Scoop - Category Header 920x60

News/ 

Raising Hope Canceled by Fox: Find Out When the Series Finale Will Air

RAISING HOPE Greg Gayne/FOX

It's time to say goodbye to the Chance family.

Raising Hope has been canceled by Fox after four seasons, the network announced on Monday. The sitcom, which stars Martha Plimpton, Lucas Neff, Cloris Leachman and Garret Dillahunt, will say goodbye in a special one-hour series finale, which will air Friday, April 4.

"Thanks for watching! Thanks to the writers, directors, cast mates + fans who made it possible. Goodbye, Jimmy," Neff tweeted on Monday. 

"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," executive producer Mike Mariano said in a statement. "We planned our Season 4 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."

NEWS: Fox renews four series

Fox bosses Kevin Reilly and Joe Earley added, "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."

In the farewell event, which kicks off with "How I Met Your Mullet," Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol will guest star as Jimmy (Neff) and Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward) new maid, while Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor will return as Virgina's (Plimpton) father in the final episode, "The Father Daughter Dance," which will feature a musical performance by Kenny Loggins. (Get scoop on the episode.)

Last week, Fox picked up four series, including New Girl, The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as well as The Following. Also coming back next season? Bones, for a 10th season, Glee and Sleepy Hollow. The network canceled The X Factor after three seasons, citing Simon Cowell's decision to return to the U.K. version of the reality singing competition.

PHOTOS: Renewed, canceled or on the bubble? Find out where your favorite shows stand

RELATED VIDEOS:

FROM AROUND THE WEB
MORE ON EONLINE