Exclusive: Raising Hope Taps Martha Plimpton's Dad Keith Carradine for Dude-Ranch Adventure

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Raising Hope Keith CarradineIt’s a family reunion — with a murderous twist — on Raising Hope.

Dexter alum Keith Carradine, father of Hope‘s leading lady Martha Plimpton, will guest-star in an upcoming Season 4 episode of the Fox comedy, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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In the installment, Virginia and Burt head to a dude ranch run by Carradine’s Colt Palamino, a no-nonsense, no-outside-world-technology, real deal cowboy. The actor will also sing during the half-hour.

Carradine’s other TV credits include Missing, Damages, Dollhouse and Deadwood, where his on-screen alter ego was killed by Plimpton’s Hope hubby, Garrett Dillahunt.

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“It’ll be good to see him. And I’m hoping there’s no leftover hard feelings over his fake brutal murder by my fake husband,” says Plimpton.

Raising Hope returns with back-to-back episodes on Friday, Nov. 15 at 9/8c.

Comments (13)

  • Wow had no idea that Martha’s dad was keith

    Comment by Jake – October 23, 2013 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Interesting story there. Carradine and Shelly Plimpton were both in the cast of Hair on Broadway. He left the cast and went to California, where he later learned the he had knocked-up Shelly. Martha was four years old when she first met her father Keith.

      Comment by HAP – October 23, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah doesn’t sound like they are close with the “It will be good to see him” comment.

        Comment by David4 – October 24, 2013 01:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I thought they were since they both sued regarding David Carradine’s death. She spoke of her uncle like she was close to him so I thought they were all close.

          Comment by Sina – October 24, 2013 04:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gets better with age. Looking forward to hearing him sing again, too!

    Comment by george – October 23, 2013 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I find it hilarious that Garrett Dillahunt killed him in Deadwood. I hope they make some kind of inside joke about it. I just wish Fox weren’t burning off episodes on Fridays 2 at a time…

    Comment by Steven – October 23, 2013 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The MOST underrated show on TV. Dillahunt and Cloris Leachman deserve Emmy nominations every year.

    Comment by LM – October 23, 2013 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • W

      Comment by Elly – October 23, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree.

      Comment by Lisa – October 23, 2013 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just hope it doesn’t falter now that Greg Garcia is busy writing fart jokes for Mags.

      Comment by Superhero – October 23, 2013 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really wanted dads to be cancelled so raising hope would be back sooner.

    Comment by ollie – October 23, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Dinner, Drinks and a Movie and commented:
    Casting news from a very funny TV show!

    Comment by lmpublications – October 23, 2013 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was convinced this was some kind of poor phrasing or something, but no: Keith Carradine really is Martha Plimpton’s dad. Mind. Blown.

    Comment by Margaret C (@RivenSky) – October 23, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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