FIRST LOOK - Shirley Jones Guest Stars on FOX's RAISING HOPE
FOX has released a first look at guest stars Shirley Jones and Lee Majors on the upcoming episode of Raising Hope titled "Hot Dish". The episode airs Friday, Jan. 17 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Shirley Jones is familiar to audiences from films like Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Carousel and a four year stint on television's "The Partridge Family" - got her big break as a chorus member in the original Broadway cast of South Pacific. She was then cast in a minor role in the Broadway production of Me And Juliet (1953) and eventually signed to play the lead on tour. The Following year, Jones was cast to star in Rodgers and Hammerstein's film version of Oklahoma! She followed the success of her film debut with the feature adaptation of Carousel. Opportunities continued to come her way, and she landed leading roles in April Love (1957) and Never Steal Anything Small (1959), which paired her with leading man James Cagney. In 1960, Jones shed her girl-next-door image by taking a dramatic turn in the film Elmer Gantry. Her performance as a jilted girlfriend turned prostitute earned her admiration and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
For the remainder of the decade, Jones continued to work in films. She returned to her musical roots as Marian the Librarian in The Music Man (1962); she took on lighter roles in the comedies The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) and Bedtime Story (1964); and showed her flair for the dramatic in The Happy Ending (1969) and The Cheyenne Social Club (1970). In 1970, Jones made a transition to the small screen in ABC's musical sitcom "The Partridge Family." The hit show made household names of its cast members David Cassidy (Jones' real-life stepson with Jack Cassidy), Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce.
About RAISING HOPE:
RAISING HOPE is the critically acclaimed comedy created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia and executive-produced by Mike Mariano ("My Name is Earl," "Yes, Dear") that follows the continuing comic adventures of the Chance family as they raise an adorable girl named HOPE (guest stars Baylie and Rylie Cregut).
Following JIMMY's (Lucas Neff) marriage to longtime crush SABRINA (Shannon Woodward), the young couple moved into their own home this past season. But they found that they still need Jimmy's parents, VIRGINIA (Emmy Award winner Martha Plimpton) and BURT (Garret Dillahunt), to help them raise Jimmy's daughter, Hope. Having been teen parents themselves, Virginia and Burt see Hope as their second chance to get Parenthood right, after all the mistakes they made with Jimmy.
They continue to live with Virginia's erratic grandmother, MAW MAW (Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman), whose eccentricities keep everyone on their toes, as she has a tendency to lose her clothing and, in her mind, it just might be World War II. To make ends meet, Jimmy and Sabrina still work together at Howdy's Supermarket, under the supervision of their goofy manager, BARNEY (Gregg Binkley).
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