Living in the fictional town of Natesville, Jimmy Chance is a single dad raising his new baby named Hope, the product of a one night fling with a serial killer who winds up in jail and is sentenced to death. Jimmy lives with and leans on his blue collar, oddball family for help supporting the child, including his eccentric mom Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and goofy dad Burt (Garret Dillahunt). Adding to the multi-generational household is Jimmy’s senile great-grandmother “Maw Maw” played by impeccable comedy legend Cloris Leachman.
In Raising Hope, no scenario is ever typical. Part Malcolm in the Middle, part Married with Children, Hope is a sitcom filled with zany plot lines and even zanier characters. Plimpton and Dillahunt shine in their roles as new grandparents to their baby’s baby. While Hope’s birth turns the Chance household literally and figuratively upside down, she also brings the family closer together as they work toward the common goal of keeping her alive.
Created by Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl), the show ran for four seasons to widespread critical acclaim and three Emmy nominations before FOX pulled the plug. Here’s how to watch Raising Hope streaming online.
How to Watch Raising Hope Online & Stream the Complete Series
Among all the streaming services, Hulu has exclusive rights to all four seasons of Raising Hope. There are a couple different options when signing up for Hulu, but either one will get you access to the show’s complete library:
If you simply want Hulu’s extensive on-demand library, you can sign up right here. It costs $7.99 per month for the limited commercials plan or $11.99 per month for the no commercials plan.
If you want to go from watching Hulu’s on-demand library to watching MLB games or other live TV without changing the app, you can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV”. This option gives you access to Hulu’s extensive on-demand library, as well as a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels. It costs $39.99 per month for the plan that includes limited commercials with the on-demand content or $43.99 per month for the plan that includes no commercials with the on-demand content.
After signing up for either of the above options, you can watch any episode of Raising Hope on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead
How Many Raising Hope Seasons Are There?
There are four seasons of the show totaling 88 episodes. Though ratings steadily declined over time, critics praised Hope’s cast, in particular Plimpton, Dillahunt and Lucas Neff who plays optimist new dad Jimmy.
Raising Hope Season 1
22 Episodes | September 2010 – May 2011
After Jimmy has a one night stand with a woman named Lucy, he and his family find out she’s a serial killer guilty of murdering her previous boyfriends. Eight months later, Lucy calls and tells him she’s pregnant with …read more