And the first new show of the 2010-11 TV season to get a full-season order is... FOX's "Raising Hope." 

The Greg Garcia-created comedy about a single dad (Lucas Neff) trying to raise a baby with the help of his dim-witted parents (Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton) ad addled "Maw-Maw" (Cloris Leachman) got the traditional "back nine" order this afternoon. (Networks traditionally order 13 episodes of new shows, then extend the successful ones by 9 episodes to get a full 22 episodes.)

“With 'Raising Hope,' Greg Garcia captures a smart take on the working-class family with a great mix of wild comedy and a big dose of heart,” FOX president Kevin Reilly said in a statement. “The show is running like a Swiss clock, and we’re very happy with how well audiences have responded so far – so we’re confident it will build an even bigger audience throughout the season.”


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