Jason Lee to Appear on Raising Hope


Jason Lee, who was the lead character on “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia’s “My Name Is Earl,” has signed on to guest-star in the upcoming “Burt Rocks” episode of “Raising Hope.” Lee will play Smokey Daniels, a washed-up rock star who is hired as the lead act at “Grocery-Palooza,” a rock concert at the supermarket where Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) works. Smokey was once Burt’s (Garret Dillahunt) musical idol, and Burt hopes to relive his rock-star years by playing backup for him at the concert.

In the one-hour “Happy Halloween/Family Secrets” episode of “Raising Hope,” airing Tuesday, Oct. 26 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox, Sabrina’s boyfriend can’t make it to the deli guy’s Halloween party, so Jimmy (Lucas Neff) offers to put on his costume and go in his place. Virginia (Martha Plimpton) takes Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), who is dressed as a cat, trick-or-treating while Burt plots ways to play tricks on Jimmy. Meanwhile, when a box containing videos of Hope’s mother arrives from prison, Jimmy must decide whether or not to let Hope see them. Virginia explains that children need to be protected from the truth, leading Jimmy to question what exactly his parents have been keeping from him.

As previously announced, Fox has ordered an additional nine episodes of “Raising Hope,” bringing the series to a full-season order.

Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, “Raising Hope” follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their household. “Raising Hope” is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Garcia serves as executive producer on the series.