Raising Hope: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20
2011

Prodigy

When Jimmy watches a home video of himself as a thirteen-year-old, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career as a singer and pianist until a horrible a…

2 Sep 27
2011

Sabrina Has Money

When Burt discovers that Sabrina is the daughter of his wealthy new client, he lets the family in on her secret. Embarrassed by her family‚Äôs wealth she reluctantly introduces t…

3 Oct 04
2011

Kidnapped

When a ponytailed hippie named Jack who kidnapped Burt twenty years ago unexpectedly pays the Chance family a visit, they discover that Burt’s disappearance wasn’t…

4 Oct 05
2011

Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent Baby! Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent!

Virginia, Burt, Jimmy and Sabrina go to Las Vegas when Delilah plans a big wedding, but Virginia is jealous of her cousin’s fancy ceremony because she never had one. Mean…

5 Nov 01
2011

Killer Hope

After discovering that Hope hit a boy at daycare, the family becomes worried that Hope is following in her mother’s footsteps. Meanwhile, the Chances run into some proble…

6 Nov 08
2011

Jimmy and the Kid

A thirteen-year-old kid makes a run for Sabrina, which drives Jimmy absolutely crazy. Meanwhile, Maw Maw swallows her gold tooth and Burt and Virginia contemplate retrieving it…

7 Nov 15
2011

Burt's Parents

Burt and Virginia borrow a house in an effort to impress Burt’s visiting parents, but things to awry when the homeowners return early.

8 Nov 29
2011

Bro-gurt

Virginia encourages the family to submit their own inventions in the National Invention Convention Extravaganza, so they could win the cash prize. Burt and Andrew team up to cr…

9 Dec 06
2011

The Men of New Natesville

After being encouraged to be more of a daredevil by Burt, Jimmy jumps at the chance of showing off his bolder side at a party at Frank’s house. Frank and Jimmy realize th…

10 Dec 13
2011

It's a Hopeful Life

In this “It’s a Wonderful Life” themed episode, Jimmy is transported into a cinematic dreamlike state and watches on at a world where he never met Lucy. When…

11 Jan 17
2012

Mrs. Smartypants

When Hope shows signs of being a baby genius, the family pits themselves against one another to earn their GEDs. While attempting to secure his

12 Jan 31
2012

Gambling Again

When Burt starts gambling again to try and win back the items he lost 20 years ago, Jimmy and Virginia get addicted to gambling themselves, which causes them to forget about Sh…

13 Feb 07
2012

Tarot Cards

Burt hires Barney to help him with his receipts during corporate tax season, and while caught up in the stress Burt accidentally makes a mean comment about Virginia’s job…

14 Feb 14
2012

Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend

Jimmy’s new friend from an improvisational class agrees to pretend to be his girlfriend to make Sabrina jealous.

15 Feb 21
2012

Sheer Madness

Jimmy and Sabrina continue building their relationship by learning more about their strange habits and childhood fears. Meanwhile, Virginia learns more about a habit Burt has b…

16 Mar 06
2012

Single White Female Role Model

Sabrina is arrested at a protest for civil disobedience, but her two-week sentence in jail is made even worse by a prison attendant who claims that they’re old friends. M…

17 Mar 13
2012

Spanks Butt, No Spanks

When a raccoon decides to take residency under the Chance’s porch, Virginia and Sabrina work together to try and lure the critter out. Meanwhile, Hope’s misbehavior…

18 Mar 20
2012

Poking Holes in the Story

Virginia agrees to be a live-in house sitter for her client and look after a troublesome teenage girl. Meanwhile, Maw Maw once again confuses Jimmy with her late husband Wilfri…

19 Mar 27
2012

Hogging All the Glory

When attention-seeking Sarah Louise announces her plans to run for another term as chairperson of the Natesville church group, Burt decides to run against her.

20 Apr 03
2012

Sabrina's New Jimmy

When Jimmy finds out Sabrina has a new attractive study partner, Virginia convinces him that they are doing more than just studying. Meanwhile, Burt develops an obsession with…

20 Apr 03
2012

Sabrina's New Jimmy

When Jimmy finds out Sabrina has a new attractive study partner, Virginia convinces him that they are doing more than just studying. Meanwhile, Burt develops an obsession with…

21 Apr 10
2012

Inside Probe (1)

Nancy Grace examines the “real story” of Hope’s mom, serial killer Lucy Carlisle, resulting in the Chance family learning some shocking things about her.

22 Apr 17
2012

I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back (2)

Following the revelations of the “Inside Probe” expose of their family history, the Chances are put on trial in a fight to retain custody of Hope.

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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