Could bringing Katy Perry back for another guest spot on "Raising Hope" save this endangered Fox comedy series? Some fans seem to think so. Despite a devoted fan following, "Raising Hope" seems increasingly likely to be canceled after this season.
Earlier this month, the experts at TV by the Numbers declared that "Raising Hope" is "certain to be canceled." In calculating the odds of the show getting renewed for another season, the site concluded that "its fractional premiere ratings…make it certain to be canceled this season."
Even though the show is quite funny and has a lot of heart, ratings have been an issue for "Raising Hope" for years now. But one thing that is almost certain to get more people to tune in to "Raising Hope" is a great guest star. Perhaps bringing back Katy Perry could renew interest in this aging series.
Katy Perry last appeared on "Raising Hope" back in the second season episode "Single White Female Role Model." She played Rikki Hargrove, a prison guard who was in charge of overseeing Sabrina's time in jail. It was later revealed that Rikki and Sabrina knew each other in childhood, when they both were scouts in the Little Beavers.
The normally glamorous Perry didn't sport her normal makeup or her signature peppermint swirl bra, but instead sported a frizzy wig and a false female moustache.
Perry has further solidified her status as a budding comedienne by hosting "Saturday Night Live," which ensures that she could bring great comic timing to a future "Raising Hope" guest appearance.
Katy Perry is also certain to draw attention to "Raising Hope" because of her immense popularity. She has sold over 11 million albums worldwide, and she has frequently topped the pop charts. She also has her own line of perfumes, and is one of the most searched-for celebs on the planet.
Given Perry's status as celeb royalty, getting her to sign on for one more guest spot on "Raising Hope" could give the show the ratings boost it so desperately needs. "Raising Hope" may struggle in the ratings, but it is a funny show.
Perhaps more importantly, it's a comedy that is especially relevant in the wake of an economic recession. As one AV Club review wrote, "Raising Hope" follows in the tradition of "Roseanne," which was "the last great sitcom about the working poor (or, at least, about a family whose grip on middle-class security was sometimes slippery enough that they could feel the cold wind blowing up their skirts.)"
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