Fox is calling time on Raising Hope.
The network has cancelled the series after airing four seasons of the comedy, which is produced by sister studio 20th Century Fox Television. Raising Hope is set to wrap its run on Fox on Friday April 4th with a one hour series finale.
“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope‘s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” said executive producer Mike Mariano. “We planned our Season Four finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.”
While Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, and Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer of Fox Broadcasting Company, added: “Getting to know and love the Chance family on Raising Hope has been a sweet, hilarious ride. Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons.”
The cancellation had not been unexpected. The series – which is now without a UK broadcaster, following a recent decision from Sky1 to drop the series – initially pulled in decent numbers for Fox from its first season in 2010 through to season three. However, for its most recent season, which saw the departure of creator Greg Garcia as showrunner, Fox moved the series to Friday nights where it has struggled to find an audience.
With the cancellation, there are now only a handful of Fox’s current shows that have yet to learn their fate. The network has already renewed Bones, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, The Following, Glee, New Girl, The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, while cancelling the yet-to-premiere Us & Them. Still awaiting a decision is Almost Human, Dads, Enlisted, Rake and yet-to-premiere series Gang Related and Surviving Jack.