Cloris Leachman to be honored at ‘Raising Hope’ reunion – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Hope springs eternally, at least Reinforce hope Is.

The Emmy-nominated Greg Garcia-created sitcom, which aired on Fox from 2010-14, will return for one night this weekend in a virtual reunion to benefit the charity A Is For.

Hosted by Ashley Nicole Black, the meeting of March 13 (link here) will see Garcia joined by cast members Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward and Baylie & Rylie Cregut.

There will be no script reading, as many meetings have done over the past year. What there will be, I am told, are very close and personal memories of the four seasons that Reinforce hope ran. Some unfiltered responses to digitally submitted audience questions are also available.

‘Raising Hope’ creator Greg Garcia recalls ‘one of a kind’ Cloris Leachman

The meeting is free, but a $ 20 donation is required if you wish to ask questions of attendees. “Glad to get into some real behind-the-scenes stuff,” Plimpton told Deadline of the rally. “Deep secrets and shameful memories – ha!”

Sadly, the return of the Natesville-based Chance clan and gang will not have the honor of being part of Maw Maw. Barbara June’s recurring role “Maw Maw” Thompson was played by legendary Cloris Leachman, who died on January 27 at the age of 94.

Greg Garcia, Creator of “Raising Hope,” Recalls “One of A Kind” Cloris Leachman

The eighth Emmy winner and Oscar winner was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Reinforce hope in 2011.

“It’s sad that Cloris isn’t here, but I look forward to honoring him and raising awareness and awareness for a wonderful organization, A is For,” Dillahunt said Tuesday.

Scheduled as a guest lead role, Leachman’s offbeat and unpredictable Maw Maw has proven to be one of Reinforce hopethe biggest attractions for viewers right off the bat. Baylie and Rylie Cregut’s great-great-grandmother played Hope was made a series regular in Season 2. Reinforce hope was Leachman’s last regular role in the series. The acclaimed actress was a guest on Garcia’s two-season T-series on CBShe Miller from 2013 to 2015.

Founded by Plimpton, Kellie Overbey, and Gina Loukareas in 2012, the New York-based nonprofit A Is For focuses on raising the profile of art and artists who aim to take the shame out of it. abortion. The organization also works for an America where everyone has direct access to reproductive health care.

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