Raising Hope: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21
2010

Pilot

A 23-year-old man must enlist his family to help him raise a baby that is the result of a one-night stand with a wanted felon.

2 Sep 28
2010

Dead Tooth

Jimmy asks Sabrina’s cousin to baby-sit Hope so he can return to work. Burt tries to persuade Virginia to quit smoking.

3 Oct 05
2010

Dream Hoarders

The family baby-proofs the house as Hope learns to crawl. Jimmy visits the grocery store in hopes of seeing Sabrina.

4 Oct 12
2010

Say Cheese

Jimmy realizes that he has no family photos that include Hope, so he organizes a family photo shoot.

5 Oct 26
2010

Happy Halloween

When Sabrina’s boyfriend can’t make it to the deli guy’s Halloween party, Jimmy offers to put on his costume and go in his place. Virginia takes Maw Maw, who…

6 Oct 26
2010

Family Secrets

When a box containing videos of Hope’s mother arrives from prison, Jimmy must decide whether or not to let Hope see them. Virginia explains that children need to be prote…

7 Nov 09
2010

The Sniffles

When Hope catches a cold, Jimmy panics because the family does not have health insurance. Jimmy figures out a way to get a second job at Sabrina’s grocery store so he can…

8 Nov 16
2010

Blue Dots

Jimmy decides to put Hope in an expensive daycare center, but meets an obstacle in the form of an old record from Burt’s past, so the family decides to take matters in th…

9 Nov 23
2010

Meet the Grandparents

Instead of sleeping in and ordering pizza, per his normal Thanksgiving custom, Jimmy invites Hope’s other grandparents, Dale and Margine, to join the Chances for a more t…

10 Nov 30
2010

Burt Rocks

A washed-up rock star who is hired as the lead act at ‘Grocery-Palooza’, a rock concert at the supermarket where Sabrina works. Smokey was once Burt’s musical…

11 Dec 07
2010

Toy Story

Jimmy finds out about his father’s annual Christmas scheme where he sells the most wanted toy for a lot of money, which always left Jimmy disappointed when he was a child…

12 Feb 08
2011

Episode 12

12 Feb 08
2011

Romeo and Romeo

Jimmy hasn’t had any time to socialize or make friends since Hope was born, so when he meets another single dad at the grocery store, he immediately sets up a play date.…

13 Feb 15
2011

Episode 13

13 Feb 15
2011

A Germ of a Story

When Sabrina points out to Jimmy just how many germs are lurking around his house, the Chance family becomes obsessed with cleanliness. Finding it impossible to keep Maw Maw cl…

14 Feb 22
2011

Episode 14

14 Feb 22
2011

What Up, Cuz?

Virginia’s cousin Delilah, who struggles to make ends meet, pays a visit to the Chance family unannounced, determined to claim her share of Maw Maw’s – whom s…

15 Mar 01
2011

Episode 15

15 Mar 01
2011

Snip Snip

When Virginia and Sabrina discover secrets about each other, Sabrina blackmails Virginia into keeping her mouth shut. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Burt to get a vasectomy after a fam…

16 Mar 08
2011

A Cultish Personality

Mike returns after going through a spiritual quest with a wife and her other three husbands in tow. Burt attempts to fix the relationship between his brother and Mike.

17 Mar 15
2011

Mongooses

The Chance family goes to see a lawyer to get their wills done, and Burt is insulted when Jimmy chooses Sabrina over him. Meanwhile, Sabrina is overcome with emotion by the new…

18 Apr 19
2011

Cheaters

Maw Maw has a crush on a man she meets at Shelley’s daycare. Jimmy takes Sabrina to see Wyatt after she suspects he might be cheating on her, and he resorts to drastic me…

19 Apr 26
2011

Sleep Training

When Burt is introduced to a book on sleep-training, he and Virginia decide to try it on baby Hope. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s wild new girlfriend introduces him to a special bev…

20 May 03
2011

Everybody Flirts... Sometimes

When Burt’s flirtatious ways are exposed, the entire family begins to experiment with flirting. Jimmy and Sabrina compete to be Barney’s favorite employee, Maw Maw…

21 May 10
2011

Baby Monitor

Burt and Virginia try to help a couple they heard arguing on Hope’s baby monitor.

22 May 17
2011

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The Chances reminisce about the year Jimmy turned 18 – when Maw Maw kicked them out of the house, when a goth Jimmy took up residence in the grocery store and when Burt a…

About Raising Hope

At 23 years old, Jimmy Chance is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his parents and his cousin, Mike.
Jimmy’s life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with Lucy goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he discovers Lucy gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising.

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