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'Raising Hope': The Chances throw down a musical hoedown to jog Maw Maw's memory -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

With all the twists and turns leading up to Raising Hope‘s fourth season premiere, it’s understandable that Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) might get a little confused from time to time — even if she weren’t already pretty loopy to begin with. But fans of the off-the-wall octogenarian needn’t fear because the Chances have a new antidote: music!

In an exclusive clip from Hope‘s two-episode premiere, the whole gang launches into a ukulele-pluckin’, guitar-strummin’ recap of the series so far so Maw Maw can get her bearings. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

'Raising Hope' creator Greg Garcia talks season 3: Will Maw Maw find love?

Raising Hope‘s bizarre but touching second season finale almost felt like a series finale — everything tied up nicely, and it paraded a bunch of minor characters, past and present, through a Seinfeld-ian courtroom scene. Luckily for us fans, the Chance family’s weird adventures are far from over. Show creator Greg Garcia teased for us what we can expect in season 3, which begins tonight. Read on for scoop on Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) relationship, whether Jimmy’s serial killer ex-wife Lucy (Bijou Phillips) is really dead, and whether Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) will find love any time soon. READ FULL STORY

'Raising Hope' contest: Martha Plimpton to clean one lucky fan's home -- EXCLUSIVE

To promote her Fox comedy Raising Hope (which begins its third season Oct. 2), Martha Plimpton pitched a funny idea. “People are always trying to come up with creative ways of engaging the viewers,” she tells EW. “And I thought well, I play a housekeeper on a show, what if I went and cleaned the house of Raising Hope‘s biggest fan. In my uniform.” The network thought she was joking, but she was serious. The contest begins today at www.fox.com/cleansweep. Through Oct. 8, fans can enter by submitting their best “Awkward Family Photo” and a paragraph stating why their family is just like the Chance family and why they deserve a house call from Martha and her TV husband Garret Dillahunt. Yes, he’s coming along to, to make like his character and mow the winner’s lawn. (And okay, they’ll have professional crews there to help them.)

Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia will select the winner from the Top 10 finalists in mid-October, and Plimpton and Dillahunt will get their hands dirty later that month or in early November. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the Creative Arts Emmys: Triple-digit heat and hours of awards

Despite the Creative Arts Emmy winners being an incredibly diverse bunch (everything from Game of Thrones and Frozen Planet to Two and a Half Men and The Penguins of Madagascar grabbed the golden girls), there was one topic that united nominees, presenters, crew, and media alike — the unbearable triple-digit heat.

“It feels like they are holding this awards show on the surface of the sun,” Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison told EW when she arrived on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Saturday. “At least [they could have sprung for] a tent. It’s just not nice. No one looks good in this much sunlight.”

Mad Men mastermind Matthew Weiner agreed to spearhead a petition, which may or may not have been suggested by a desperate and melting magazine reporter, to move the show to a cooler month. “Traditionally, it’s been held at this time of year to kick off the fall season, but our show has never been a part of that so it doesn’t hold sentimental value for me,” he quipped. “For as long as I have been attending Emmy festivities, it has never not been hot. I blame global warming, and that’s not going anywhere so maybe we should consider pushing it to a cooler time of year.”

Marc Shaiman, a nominee in the outstanding original music and lyrics category for his work on Smash, seconded the motion, if only for clothes comfort. “This heat is something else and there are no good warm-weather options in men’s formalwear. The ladies can wear almost nothing and get away with it. They’re so lucky.” READ FULL STORY

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