Raising Hope is the first television show ever to be made available for viewing on TwitterTM.
LOS ANGELES — In an exclusive Twitter first, the series premiere of Raising Hope  (@RaisingHopeFOX) is now available for viewing on the Tuesday-night comedy’s Twitter page at www.twitter.com/raisinghopefox . Starring Martha Plimpton, Lucas Neff and Garret Dillahunt, Raising Hopeis the first-ever TV series to offer a full episode on Twitter.
Now through Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:59 P.M., fans may watch the season premiere in advance of its on-air debut by following @RaisingHopeFOX, which will tweet an exclusive link to the episode. Fans who share the commercial-free premiere with their followers on Twitter may also receive a special thank-you message from the Raising Hope cast. Join the discussion about the comedy’s debut on Twitter by using #ShareHope.
Raising Hope premieres Tuesday, Oct. 2 (7:00-7:30 p.m.) on FOX.
“In the space of 140 characters on Twitter, FOX is introducing fans to some of the funniest characters on TV,” said Fred Graver, Head of TV at Twitter. “FOX’s innovative approach to Twitter will bring millions of fans closer to a hotly anticipated fall premiere.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Twitter to offer this unprecedented and innovative advanced Twitter preview to all of our RAISING HOPE followers and fans,” said Laurel Bernard, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Fox Broadcasting. “The Season Three premiere is hilarious and charming, and we know all of our fans are going to be compelled to #ShareHOPE with their followers and friends.”
“Season Three is shaping up to be our best season yet, so we’re excited about this opportunity for new viewers to sample the show, as well as giving a sneak peek to our loyal fans who know how to use Twitter,” said Greg Garcia, executive producer and creator of RAISING HOPE. “My father, however, will have to wait to see the premiere episode on regular TV on Oct. 2, but that’s what he gets for being old.”
In the season premiere episode, “Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal,” SABRINA (Shannon Woodward; @shannonwoodward) introduces the Chance family to her mother, TAMARA (guest star Melanie Griffith; @MelanieGriffith), at the funeral of her grandmother, NANA (guest star Tippi Hedren). Nana’s last will and testament, revealed in a video she recorded before she died, has a big impact on JIMMY (Lucas Neff; @reallucasneff) and Sabrina’s relationship that leaves Jimmy on bended knee. Upcoming guest stars include Chris Klein (@iamchrisklein), Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderamma), Jenny Slate (@jennyslate25), Leslie Jordan (@lesliejordan) and David Ury (@DavidUry).
Raising Hope is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Garcia serves as executive producer on the series.