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

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.

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  1. Jake says:

    Wow had no idea that Martha’s dad was keith

    • HAP says:

      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.

      • David4 says:

        Yeah doesn’t sound like they are close with the “It will be good to see him” comment.

        • Sina says:

          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.

  2. george says:

    Gets better with age. Looking forward to hearing him sing again, too!

  3. Steven says:

    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…

  4. LM says:

    The MOST underrated show on TV. Dillahunt and Cloris Leachman deserve Emmy nominations every year.

  5. ollie says:

    I really wanted dads to be cancelled so raising hope would be back sooner.

  6. Reblogged this on Dinner, Drinks and a Movie and commented:
    Casting news from a very funny TV show!

  7. I was convinced this was some kind of poor phrasing or something, but no: Keith Carradine really is Martha Plimpton’s dad. Mind. Blown.