Exclusive: Raising Hope Clan Expands With Old Christine Vet -- Plus: Hope's Chance at Stardom?

rutherfurdThe New Adventures of Old Christine‘s Emily Rutherfurd and The Middle‘s Brian Doyle-Murray will guest-star on Fox’s Raising Hope during a February sweeps two-parter, when the Chance family tags along to Hollywood for Jimmy and Sabrina’s honeymoon.

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TVLine has learned exclusively that Rutherfurd will portray Kelly, the daughter of one of Maw Maw’s dead husband’s mistresses — thus making her Virginia’s kinda-sorta aunt. Maw Maw and Barney visit Kelly’s home while the family is in the Golden State.

Meanwhile, veteran character actor Doyle-Murray will play a powerful TV studio president whose flagship show, Yo Zappa Do, casts Hope as its adorable new star.

Since CBS’ Old Christine ended in 2010, Rutherfurd’s TV credits have included Drop Dead Diva and Up All Night. Doyle-Murray currently plays Mr. Ehlert, Frankie’s old boss on The Middle.

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  1. Martin says:

    One of my favourite shows but really think that they rushed the whole Jimmy/Sabrina getting engaged thing and now they are getting married.

    • Courtney says:

      I agree I thought it came out of nowhere like I was thinking they would be dating and fighting/breaking up and all that hoopla-I didnt think it was anywhere near them becoming engaged let alone getting married…

    • mia says:

      I personally really like the direction the show is taking. Having Jimmy + Sabrina be together and get married is pretty normal and I applaud a show that isn’t stringing the will they/wont they romance out for the entire duration of the show.
      Its a mature choice and realistic. I love Sabrina being part of the family.
      And its easier on Hope as well, she has a stable long-term mother now. If they stretched out the dating thing, that would be hard on a kid.

      • leah says:

        I love Sabrina and don’t think they’re rushing. I think she fits in great with the chances and I love that she’s just as crazy as them.

  2. They needed to rush it cause i mean it was a bubble show. It’s looking good for a 4th season but you never know.

  3. Midori004 says:

    The writers last year admitted that they didn’t want to play the same crazy games with the “will they / won’t they” relationship so I’m glad they are moving it at a normal timeline and not stretching it for years.

    It will get a 4th season, and most likely a final 5th season too.