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'Raising Hope' season finale recap: You can't always get what you want (and sometimes you do!)

“Lucy’s alive. Deal with it,” Virginia told Jimmy at the top of tonight’s Raising Hope finale. And boy did they.

After last week’s episode revealed that Hope’s serial killer mom, Lucy, was miraculously alive after being electrocuted as part of her death sentence, this week found the family fighting the suddenly-living psycho for custody of the little blonde bundle formerly known as Princess Beyonce. And as you might guess, by the end of the highly entertaining and downright fun season ender that aired tonight, Hope was back in the arms of her rightful guardians. But not before a lot of twists, turns, and a death! READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by DJ:

“The only person I know with that many rubber gloves is my vaginacologist!” 

– Virginia (Martha Plimpton) on Raising Hope

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Tuesday, April 3, and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!


EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Gina Loukareas:

“Putting them [condoms] on cucumbers is just setting yourself up for disappointment.”

– Virginia (Martha Plimpton) on Raising Hope

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Tuesday, March 20, and make sure you stop by later and share your picks for tonight’s best sound bite! READ FULL STORY

Fall TV post-mort: What are you still watching? DVR'ing?

Let’s think back for a moment to the start of the fall TV season when we were giddy with hope and optimism about all the new (Hart of DixieNew Girl! The X Factor!) and old (Modern Family! Glee! Fringe!) shows we’d watch in the months ahead. Back then I posted a series of blog posts outlining what I planned to view live versus DVR every night of the week. At the time, I really did have every intention of sticking to my schedule, but naturally as the weeks wore on and plotlines developed my interests began to waver, for better and for worse. I’m sure you know what I mean, unless you’re one of those people who actually follows through with your goals, in which case we can’t be friends. Nevertheless, now that we’re in the midst of the dreaded hiatus period, I figured it would be a good time to reflect on where we started off this season and where we ended up. Check out my day-by-day post-mort below, beginning with all the shows I so naively intended to watch: READ FULL STORY

EW's Bite of the Night for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Want more? Read Karen Valby’s take on last night’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, then see what else was in the roommates’ stockings with our New Girl recap!

Read more:
EW’s Bite of the Night for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

'Raising Hope': Is it the next 'Parks and Recreation'?

It seems like just yesterday (*actually, it was late last year/early this year) that all the critics were rallying behind a little show called Parks and Recreation. The show, after garnering a depressing average viewership of 4.6 million in its second season, was in much need of this support going into its third season, which started in January of this year. So critics rallied around it, praising its sharp humor and outstanding cast. (Some magazine called it the Smartest Comedy on TV.) Why? Because this show was worth it, and nothing pains the media-types more than seeing a worthy show go out before its time. (We tried, Lone Star. We tried.)

Now, less than one year later, I think the work that’s gone into getting more people to watch Parks has been well worth it. Not only did the show experience some growth and snag an Emmy nom (go Amy!), but more people than ever I come across know the name. To me, that’s success. This year, I have a feeling efforts have shifted toward bringing attention to another fantastic and underloved show: Raising Hope. READ FULL STORY

The 2011 EWwy Awards: Which series should win Best Comedy?

So many shows, so few Emmy slots. You nominated plenty of deserving comedy series that are just as funny as Emmy’s official chosen ones (Modern Family, 30 Rock, Glee, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation). Well, I’ll just say it. A lot of these are way funnier than those. We reluctantly narrowed the field to six; watch them below, then flip through all of this year’s EWwy nominees in our photo gallery. READ FULL STORY

Why 'Parks and Rec,' 'Community,' and 'Justified' can hope for an Emmy nod: Thank the TCA Awards!

Earlier this week, nominations for the 27th annual Television Critics Association Awards were announced. With Emmy nomination ballots not due until June 24 (nominations are announced July 14), we got to wondering what the critics’ picks could tell us about the Academy’s. After comparing the last 10 years’ worth of nominations, here are four predictions:

• When a primetime comedy makes it into the TCA’s all-encompassing Program of the Year category — which has only happened four times between 2001 and 2010 — it always earns an Emmy nomination. That means Parks and Recreation — the sole comedy in TCA’s 2011 Program of the Year category — should earn its first Emmy nod for Outstanding Comedy Series.  READ FULL STORY

'Raising Hope' returned last night. Did you watch?

RAISING-HOPEImage Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/Fox Once again, I’m concerned that the hours of quality TV out there far outweighs the number of hours in the day. Because as much as I’ve been pressuring my friends, it seems many of them still aren’t tuning in to Raising Hope. My question: Why the hell not?

On last night’s episode, Jimmy befriended a fellow single father in hopes of having, well, a friend. It didn’t come easy, though. When Jimmy wasn’t battling a case of girlish butterflies (raise your hand if you’ve re-recorded voicemails!), he was trying to convince his parents that a severe income divide shouldn’t get in the way of him making a new friend. READ FULL STORY

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