Raising Hope: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Oct 02

Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal

At the funeral for Sabrina’s grandmother, Nana, the Chance family meets Tamara (Melanie Griffith), Sabrina’s mother. Nana’s last will and testament has a sign…

2 Oct 09

Throw Maw Maw From the House (1)

A visiting social worker sees how the Chances take care of Maw Maw and suspects elder abuse. Sabrina asks Jimmy to get rid of a beloved t-shirt.

3 Oct 16

Throw Maw Maw From the House (2)

The Chance family devises a plan to break Maw Maw out of the nursing facility. Jimmy worries about his future sanity.

4 Oct 23

If a Ham Falls in the Woods

When Jimmy and Sabrina go on a marriage retreat, Virginia and Burt and Tamara and her lover tag along. Barney baby-sits Maw Maw.

5 Oct 30

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do

Virginia becomes suspicious when Burt starts spending a lot of time at a local gay bar.

6 Nov 13

What Up, Bro?

When Jimmy learns his parents briefly gave him up for adoption, he asks Sabrina to help him befriend the man who would have been his brother; Burt and Virginia wonder if Jimmy…

7 Nov 20

Candy Wars

Jimmy tries to win a candy-selling contest so Hope can ride on a float in the Thanksgiving Day parade.

8 Nov 27

The Walk for Runs

The family participates in a 1K walk; Virginia and Burt feel the effects of aging; Jimmy has a difficult time supporting Sabrina when she gets into a fight with her ex-boyfrien…

9 Dec 04

Squeak Means Squeak

When Jimmy leaves Hope with Sabrina for the day, Sabrina tries to prove her parenting skills. Virginia and Burt try to catch a squirrel bully.

10 Dec 11

The Last Christmas

Convinced that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, Virginia stocks up on supplies and makes her family train for the apocalypse; Jimmy tries to make Hope’s Christmas spe…

11 Jan 08

Credit Where Credit Is Due

When Jimmy and Sabrina decide to buy a new car, they learn Burt and Virginia ruined Jimmy’s credit when he was a child.

11 Jan 15


12 Jan 15

Lord of the Ring

Jimmy participates in medical experiments to raise money for an engagement ring; when Jimmy finds the perfect ring at a pawn shop, it ends up being Virginia’s.

13 Jan 22

What Happens at Howdy's Doesn't Stay at Howdy's

Jimmy is apprehensive when Frank wants to throw a memorable bachelor party; Sabrina encourages Jimmy to cut loose and have fun.

14 Jan 29

Modern Wedding

Sabrina’s mom hires the camera crew from “Modern Family” to film Jimmy and Sabrina’s nuptials; when Maw Maw and Reverend Bob butt heads, Burt and Virgin…

15 Jan 29

Yo Zappa Do (1)

The whole family goes on a road trip to Los Angeles for a taping of Hope’s favorite show, “Yo Zappa Do”; Virginia and Burt let Ricardo stay at their place, bu…

16 Feb 05

Yo Zappa Do (2)

When Hope and Jimmy start working on “Yo Zappa Do,” the show’s star makes Jimmy’s life miserable.

17 Feb 05

Sex, Clown, and Videotape

Virginia and Burt learn that the contents of their storage locker — including an incriminating home video — are up for auction.

18 Feb 19

Arbor Daze

After Sabrina objects to the way the Chance family celebrates Arbor Day, she is visited by the ghosts of Arbor Day Past, Present and Future.

19 Feb 26

Making the Band

It’s a “My Name is Earl” reunion as the Chances throw a birthday party for Hope. Jason Lee reprises his guest-star role as former rock star Smokey Floyd, and…

20 Feb 26

The Old Girl

Sabrina is excited to introduce her new friend, Rachel, to the family, but Virginia and Burt are shocked when they realize Rachel is the girl who once broke Jimmy’s heart…

21 Mar 28

Burt Mitzvah: The Musical

After learning that he is Jewish, Burt prepares for the bar mitzvah he never had.

22 Mar 28

Mother's Day

When Burt and Barney travel to Maw Maw’s childhood home, they learn that her mother may still be alive.


The Road to Natesville (1)

24 Mar 28

Season Finale (2)


Season Finale (2)

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.