RAISING HOPE: Everyone (L-R: guest star Kate Micucci, guest star Ray Santiago, Shannon Woodward, guest star Jermaine Williams, Lucas Neff, guest star Skylar Stone, guest star Todd Giebenhain, Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt) gathers together to surprise Maw Maw for her birthday in the "Don't Vote for this Episode" season finale episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, May 17 (9:01-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX

Raising Hope cancelled by FOX after four seasons

The season four finale episode of the FOX comedy Raising Hope will be the final episode of the series. After four years on the air and critical praise at times along the way, FOX has cancelled the series but is allowing the show to finish out this season and air an hour-long series finale in April.

According to Deadline, the series couldn’t survive a fourth season that stacked the odds against a fifth ever happening.

It’s the end of the road for Fox’s quirky family comedy Raising Hope, with the upcoming fourth season finale serving as series finale. The blue-collar will bow out with an hourlong farewell on Friday, April 4, featuring back-to-back episodes from 9-10 PM.

The series lasted a lot longer than some initially expected, but it struck a chord with a significant enough audience to warrant four seasons of the show.

Series creator Greg Garcia — who was the mind behind other family comedies Still Standing and My Name Is Earl — left the show at the beginning of this season and that helped push the struggling show even close to eniveitable cancellation.

It was a decent run by Raising Hope though and the series will finish with a total of 85 episodes produced when the final episode airs in April.

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