Our TV week is bookended by sitcom goodbyes. It began with the series finale of How I Met Your Mother; it concludes with the capper to Raising Hope, tapping out tonight with back-to-back episodes, including one cheekily entitled “How I Met Your Mullet.” Created by Greg Garcia, who also gave us My Name Is Earl, the four-season-running Raising Hope was a sweet-and-salty sitcom about the daffy-dumb Chance clan — Virginia, the responsible materfamilias (Martha Plimpton); Burt, the air-headed dad (Garret Dillahunt); Jimmy, the teen-son-turned-teen-father (Lucas Neff); and Maw-Maw, the cracked and coarse grandma (Cloris Leachman) — collectively raising the titular babe, and was always a big-hearted, absurd amusement. One of its best episodes was the season 4 premiere, which featured Jeffrey Tambor as Virginia’s deadbeat dad, a self-centered gay man who skipped town because of perceived bigotry that was actually all in his head. The series finale sees the return of Tambor, with a story that thematically brings the series full circle. READ FULL STORY
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We do not assign grades for EW’s Pop Culture Personality Tests, but if we did, Raising Hope star Lucas Neff would be at the top of the class for his answers in the video you’ll see below.
Not only does he pull out all the stops for a reenactment of his reaction to the Sopranos finale, but he confesses to having a soft spot for Hook’s Rufio, while also delivering a monologue!
A+, Neff. READ FULL STORY
”Burt: Heck, I never even finished that book report on people from Finland. I never even learned what they’re called.
Maw Maw: Finnish.
Burt: I’m trying to!”
–Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) on Raising Hope
Check out the rest of your sound bites from Thursday March 28 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!
“We gotta get our sex tape out of that clown’s a**”
– Virginia Chance (Martha Plimpton) referring to a private video her and Burt put in a clown toy so that Jimmy would never watch it on Raising Hope
Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Tuesday Feb. 5 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!
“If those 40-year-olds on Glee can act like teenagers then so can we!”
–Virginia (Martha Plimpton) on Raising Hope
Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Tuesday, Nov. 27 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!
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Voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards — honoring the shows, actors, and actresses readers believe deserved an Emmy nomination but didn’t receive one — ends Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. (Winners will be announced Friday.) For a deep dive into the nominees, click through the Comedy categories and the Drama categories. Or, cast your ballot now by voting in the 10 polls below.
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With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.
Emmys: Snubs in Comedy? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
Emmys: Snubs in Drama? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
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It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites here. Click through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY
This Sunday (Aug. 26, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) Fox will hold 10 nationwide advance screenings of its new comedies Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project, followed by a Q&A with the casts. I’ll be moderating the event here in Los Angeles, and EW.com will be live streaming everything right here in this post. So now you have to watch it and heckle me from behind your computers, in vain.
Can’t wait for the start of Fox’s fall TV season? Well, here’s your chance to attend an advance screening of the network’s new Tuesday night line-up on Aug. 26. We’re giving away two tickets to the first five fans from each of the 10 cities hosting the sneak screening who tweet @EW today starting at 4 p.m. EST about the event. Make sure to include the hash tag #EW followed by your city of residence as follows: #EWNY, #EWLA, #EWChicago, #EWPhilly, #EWDallas, #EWSF, #EWDC, #EWBoston, #EWAtlanta, or #EWHouston. (Ex. “I’m so excited for @EW’s Fox screening ticket giveaway! #EWNY”)
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