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Raising Hope becomes “family affair” with Griffith, Hedren – but no Mr. French

- October 1st, 2012

Tippi Hedren, Cloris Leachman

Raising Hope always has been a generational comedy. But it reaches a whole new level with the addition of a famous real-life mother-and-daughter team in season three, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 2 on Fox and Citytv.

Melanie Griffith and her real-life mom Tippi Hedren guest-star in the season-three premiere episode, which is titled Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal.

Griffith, who will be in a handful of episodes as the season progresses, is playing Tamara, the mom of Sabrina (Shannon Woodward). Hedren guest-stars as Nana, the grandmother of Sabrina, a.k.a., the mom of Griffith’s character. But Nana probably won’t be appearing in too many more episodes moving forward, since as season three begins she’s, well, dead.

Yes, the above photo, with Hedren at left and Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw at right, is exactly what it looks like.

In fact, Nana’s last will and testament – delivered by Nana herself, in a high-tech video she recorded before she died – could wind up having a big impact on the romantic future of Sabrina and Jimmy (Lucas Neff).

Meanwhile, listen for a hilarious line by Virginia (Martha Plimpton) about a certain big-time TV celebrity who is known by only one name.

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

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