Scoop: RAISING HOPE on FOX - Monday, December 24, 2012

Scoop: RAISING HOPE on FOX - Monday, December 24, 2012

RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT)

LIFE IS LIKE A HOLIDAY MOVIE ON "RAISING HOPE" - MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, ON FOX

Bijou Phillips Guest-Stars

Two-Hour RAISING HOPE Mini-Marathon Airs Tonight!

Stay Tuned for Mini-Marathons of NEW GIRL on Tuesday, BEN AND KATE on Wednesday and THE MINDY PROJECT on Thursday!

In a nod to the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life," the Chances go to the movies and are surprised when they discover that the film they're watching is strikingly similar to their own family life. Meanwhile, Jimmy is transported into a cinematic dreamlike state and experiences the world as though he never met Hope's serial killer mom Lucy (guest star Bijou Phillips).

But when he returns to reality, he soon realizes that life without Hope would not be nearly as sweet in the "It's a Hopeful Life" episode of RAISING HOPE airing Monday, Dec. 24 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-211) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

Cast: Lucas Neff as Jimmy; Martha Plimpton as Virginia; Garret Dillahunt as Burt; Shannon Woodward as Sabrina; Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw

RAISING HOPE"-(8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT)

VIRGINIA IS CONVINCED THE WORLD IS GOING TO END ON "RAISING HOPE" - MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, ON FOX

Like the Mayans, Virginia is convinced that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012, so she uses her extreme couponing skills to stock up on supplies and forces the family to train for the apocalypse. Meanwhile, Jimmy is determined to give Hope the best Christmas he can, since it will likely be the first one she remembers, and Maw Maw tries to knock a few more items off her bucket list before the end of the world in the "The Last Christmas" episode of RAISING HOPE airing Monday, Dec. 24 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-308) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Lucas Neff as Jimmy; Martha Plimpton as Virginia; Garret Dillahunt as Burt; Shannon Woodward as Sabrina; Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw, Gregg Binkley as Barney.

Guest Cast: Rylie Cregut as Hope; Carla Jimenez as Rosa; Skyler Stone as Cousin Mike; Johnny Sanchez III as Carlos; David Bloom as Little Kid; Dave Fennoy as Barry; Rosie Garcia as Annette; Gavin Kent as June Bug; Arielle Zimmerman as Stunt Double Virginia; Kevin Foster as Stunt Double Burt; Meggin Penkal as Stunt Double Sabrina; Jen Hansen as Stunt Double Maw Maw; Clint Jones as ND Driver.

RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT)

MAW MAW IS TAKEN BY THE STATE ON "RAISING HOPE"

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, ON FOX

Jenny Slate Guest-Stars in a Special Two-Part Episode

A social worker visits the Chance house to investigate a claim, but when she spots some of the tactics the family employs to keep Maw Maw under control, she starts to suspect the Chances of elder abuse and threatens to take her away. Meanwhile Sabrina and Jimmy test the boundaries of their new engagement when Sabrina wants Jimmy to part with his beloved T-shirt in the "Throw Maw Maw from the House - Part One" episode of RAISING HOPE airing Monday, Dec. 24 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-302) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Lucas Neff as Jimmy; Martha Plimpton as Virginia; Garret Dillahunt as Burt; Shannon Woodward as Sabrina; Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw, Gregg Binkley as Barney

Guest Cast: Baylie Cregut as Hope; Rylie Cregut as Hope; Jenny Slate as Social Worker

"RAISING HOPE"-(9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT)

IT'S OPERATION PRISON BREAK FOR MAW MAW ON "RAISING HOPE"

Jenny Slate Guest-Stars in the Second Part of a Special Two-Part Episode

In the conclusion of a special two-part episode, the Chance family devises a ridiculously intricate plan to break Maw Maw out of a state-run nursing facility. The plan backfires when Virginia notices how gentle the staff is with Maw Maw, and begins to think that she might be better off in her new home. Meanwhile, Jimmy fears that he's destined to go crazy in his old age, and interrogates the other elderly patients for tips on staying sane in the "Throw Maw Maw from the House - Part Two" episode of RAISING HOPE airing Monday, Dec. 24 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOP-303) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Lucas Neff as Jimmy; Martha Plimpton as Virginia; Garret Dillahunt as Burt; Shannon Woodward as Sabrina; Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw, Gregg Binkley as Barney

Guest Cast: Baylie Cregut as Hope; Rylie Cregut as Hope; Jenny Slate as Social Worker