Fox Cancels Raising Hope

RAISING HOPE: Cast L-R: Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward, Gregg Binkley and Baylie/Rylie Cregut. The fourth season of RAISING HOPE premieres Friday, Nov. 15 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Miranda Penn-Turin/FOX

The little-watched yet much-loved Raising Hope has been canceled after four seasons, Fox announced today. The show's already completed April 4 episodes will serve as a two-part series finale, but showrunner Mike Mariano said in a statement that they were planned "with this possibility in mind," so the show's dozens of devoted fans can at least expect some closure. While this is a big downer, it's not at all a surprise: Hope has been a "bubble" show for its entire weird, lovely run. RIP, Raising Hope.