"Raising Hope," Sitcom Starring Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Premieres Sept. 21

News   "Raising Hope," Sitcom Starring Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Premieres Sept. 21
 
"Raising Hope," a comedy series about an unexpected baby's effect on a family, will premiere Sept. 21 on Fox at 9 PM ET, following the second season premiere of "Glee."

Martha Plimpton
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According to USA Today, the show stars Lucas Neff as Jimmy Chance, a young single man who ends up being a single father to the baby he had with a serial killer. Tony nominee Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt play Chance's parents, and Cloris Leachman appears as his wacky great-grandmother.

The show was created by Greg Garcia of "My Name Is Earl."

Plimpton, a three-time Tony nominee for her work in Pal Joey, Top Girls and The Coast of Utopia (Drama Desk Award), has also appeared in Cymbeline, Shining City, Sixteen Wounded, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hurlyburly and Hobson's Choice (Obie Award). She is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Dillahunt, known for his work on the HBO series "Deadwood," recently appeared in the New York Theatre Workshop production of Naomi Wallace's Things of Dry Hours and has also appeared on Broadway in Inherit the Wind and The Father.

Leachman holds eight Emmy Awards for her work on shows ranging from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" to "Malcolm in the Middle," and an Oscar for the film "The Last Picture Show." Her many Broadway credits include South Pacific, As You Like It, The Crucible, King of Hearts, A Touch of the Poet and Masquerade. A recent contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," she will perform her one-woman show, Cloris! I'm Eighty F*ing Four & Still Going Strong!, Aug. 6-8 at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

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