Fox has given a full-season order to Raising Hope, picking up the back nine
episodes of the Tuesday-night comedy, the network announced Wednesday (Oct. 6).
The Greg Garcia comedy is in the plum post-Glee slot. Last night's episode averaged
a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.27 million viewers for a fourth
place finish against tough competition on ABC (Dancing with the Stars), CBS (NCIS:
Los Angeles) and NBC (The Biggest
Hope, Greg Garcia captures a smart take on the working-class family with a
great mix of wild comedy and a big dose of heart," said Kevin Reilly,
president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, in a statement. "The
show is running like a Swiss clock, and we're very happy with how well
audiences have responded so far - so we're confident it will build an even
bigger audience throughout the season."
Star already getting the hook, Fox needed to find a bright spot among its
new series and Raising Hope fit that
bill. The verdict it still out on Running
Wilde, which airs after Raising Hope
at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. But ratings for last night's episode of Running Wilde do not inspire confidence.
The Will Arnett comedy sank to a 1.8 rating with 4 million viewers.